Short story: I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth by Margaret Atwood, from Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales. Recommended.
Poem: Requiescat by Oscar Wilde, listened to on The Voice Before the Void podcast. Recommended.
Essay: The Perils of Belief by John Gray, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from January 2014. Recommended.