Your comments are all really valuable and are appreciated by everyone. So please - don't stop!
Let's summarise the offerings:
- R. S. Bohn kicked off with a gorgeous, earthy bit of slap and tickle tinged with regret.
- Chris Allinotte smooched onto the stage and drummed up some ghosts of music past with Midnight at the Bluenote Lounge.
- Bill Owens' neighbour wrote a diabolical note that sent out a terrifying message
- Sue H's chilling poem In Memorium screamed of the waste of war, and the pride we should feel in our dead.
- David Barber cleverly tricked us into believing his character was a poor, forgetful old boy in A Dark Past.
- Erin Cole's brutal fight of passion and anger spat out the hopelessness in so many love affairs, in Love and Hate, and Somewhere In Between
- My Waste Away found an ignored and neglected woman taking her final breath of revenge
- Antonia Woodville doubled up, causing us to applaud when Ted has enough of the gossiping, nagging Flora and then shudder as grave robbers unearth their decaying treasure
- AidanF whisked us away to a magical land of warted and clawed battling gremlins
- AJ Humpage sang a sad song of sweet regret as rain poured down on an addict's escape into oblivion, in One Last Look
- Pixie J. King's narrator in Broken Dreams turned her back on the boss and lived the dream. One day...
Honestly, this was so difficult; I loved each one for different reasons, but the winner is Sue Harding's poem In Memorium because its subject is so tragic, so poignant, so timely. It touches us all. In Memorium is beautifully written - and reads so well out loud too. Congratulations Sue.
I also have to give a runner-up statue (big silver thing) this week, to Erin Cole, because Love and Hate, and Somewhere In Between truly left me breathless.
Well done everyone. The Prediction will be back with three new words for breakfast in the UK, maybe a late supper (?) on the other side of the Atlantic.