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James Fountain

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The Good Man

My friend Waleed is Syrian And I miss him here in Riyadh 350 miles away, but how his aged frame Suffered, and how he took everything With such grace...

The Moment

Where did it all begin, this feeling that fellow man was not his brother and that the world unmothered was a better place to be, one of destruction...


The city crackles like dollars unfurling, Nationalities queued up in transfer shops In shirt-sleeved, mustachioed lines that spill Into the street,...

Black Friday Blues

The news arrived by Facebook and was confirmed by Sky, images of mass consumerism straight out of 1984 , or the part before the novel's start. Men...

The Great Escape

Day creeps back, sunlight stabs, birds hold meetings beyond windows, the first to work, worms caught early. The tube is a task, grey faces fade into...