Short story: Al-Kahf by Beesan Odeh, from Lightspeed magazine, March 2018. Recommended.
Poem: Pathos of the Momentary Smile by Mark Halliday, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2018. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Cold Chain, listened to on the BBC’s 50 Things that Made the Modern Economy. Recommended.