Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who submitted work to this issue and my apologies if your work wasn't selected.

I have read and enjoyed the great diversity that has been submitted to the site ever since the first edition. However, this hadn’t prepared me for how difficult it would be to choose ten pieces as a curator and I dithered and argued with myself, making and unmaking the selections. On the whole the writing was good to excellent and the range of response to the topic amazingly broad.

I hope I have achieved a balanced edition with a mixture of experienced writers peppered with the less experienced and relative newcomers. I hope there is something for everyone and that you enjoy reading this selection.

Paul Blackburn 19.6.20