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Ageing

People tell me I’m a forty-six year old man and I have to believe them. I do believe them. Not that they persist in telling me, it’s just something...
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The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 19

The Third Translation. Zelig Krüger’s Diary. Pages 4, 5 & 6 Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. What developments there have been...
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Stonehenge 1965

It's only just occurred to me how fitting this piece is for several of the recent 'Inspiration Point's' So I guess I am looking at Stonehenge from several perspectives.I is true to say that as a young boy the exeprience that day/early morning was to change me forever....forest_for_ever! The image above is actually a clrcke of stones near Chippping Norton.....I didn't have a camera back in 1965!
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Soap Opera Comeback

Since the day my father took me to ringside seats to watch a professional wrestling match, I've always loved wrestling. It brings back wonderful...
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Samhain and Beyond

Samhain and Beyond We stand in hallowed doorways, hand in hand, hallway light spilling out onto pavement traffic, small fingers summoned to fumble in...
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The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 18

The Second Translation. Zelig Krüger’s Diary. Pages 2 & 3 A library! The lift doors had opened and there it was. Although I had never seen one...
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Shakespeare Must Die Act 5

Act 5 scene 1 1619. Whitehall. The gardens. Bacon and Buckingham are alone. Buck – Francis, it's the only way. Bacon – Perchance the only way for you...
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You asked, we chose

Prime Ministers' Questions has improved so much since they replaced politics with Sandi Toksvig. The doorbell rings. It's the trick or treaters...
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I never thought it would happen

The PE teacher spends every lesson focussing on overhead kicks. For the whole lesson they lay on their backs, trying to score the perfect goal...
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We'll find a place to roam

My friend lives on a boat. She pats strangers dogs and orders off-menu in cafes on side streets most people would just walk past. On your birthday...
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Creeping F-ing Jesus.

The old man pulls a crumpled hanky from the side pocket of his jacket, and blows his nose. He peers at his notes and then at us with watery grey eyes...
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Shakespeare Must Die Act 4 scs 3 & 4

Act 4 sc 3 1613. The Globe has burnt to the ground. King James and Ben Jonson walk in Whitehall. Jonson - If it were done, it was best it were done...
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Grounding Of Autumn

I'm deep as an abyss in reasons for loving this season, for my sensitive tears fall like leaves blanketing ground; pooling these cheeks with...
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Do not shed tears

(Villanelle) Do not shed tears when dreams have not come true. And don’t regret those moments that are lost. Regret stops heart from knowing what to...
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The Liberation of Stefan and Penka

We met in black and white. Four eyes peircing dirt and spiders‘ webs To escape their world behind the wood pile In the darkest corner of an ancient...
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Shakespeare Must Die Act 4 scs 1-3

Act 4 – 1606. Dr Faustus has just been published. Sc 1 The upstairs of the inn. Bacon, Donne and Jonson await the arrival of James. Jonson – And I...
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Cassiopeia (opening chapter)

This is the opening chapter/prologue for a longer story/novel that I'm working on. It's about a woman who looks back on a domestically violent relationship with a man who would eventually commit murder-suicide with their children, leaving her behind. I want to make sure the opening 1000 words is enough of a hook for the larger story, without giving too much away or being too expository of the later plot. Does this chapter do that well? Do I hit that balance well? Thanks!
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Longing

Birthed by the shadows, She, like lava, slips between them, A disturbance, A ripple, A distortion so small and basic and integral That perhaps it was...
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Dont say goodbye ( For Georgie)

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Don’t say good night Don’t leave my side If you must just remember I will turn into a butterfly. Don’t be sad Try not to cry This is not good bye It...
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Curtains

The cinema was in the basement of an imposing Art Deco building
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