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Letting go

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ocd / writing

My friend and I have a game (there are no winners). I can’t remember exactly how it started, but the basic premise is to come up with as many words-that-are-spelt-the-same-but-pronounced-differently. For example, Polish/polish; entrance/entrance; refuse/refuse. And so it goes on. I thought I was onto a right winner when I came up with ‘number’ (you see, you could be feeling more numb than before! Number!) but I started thinking about the word resent recently. It […]

Je ne pas suis Charlie

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religion / writing

I have a friend; her name is Charlie. No, sorry, his name is Charlie. Their name is Charlie. You know what? All of my friends are Charlie. They aren’t John and Mary and Emily any more, they are one amalgamation of many many Charlies: left-wing, right-wing, centrist friends of mine have all outed themselves as a secret Charlie-all-along this last week. They did so by putting a hashtag (#) followed by ‘jesuischarlie’ after, well, anything […]

Michael and the Fish

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What do you call fish with no eyes? Fsh. Onwards… They pressed their noses to the glass. “Fish!” said the child, delightedly. “That’s right,” said Miss Potts encouragingly, “they’re fish.” “Fish!” said Michael again, moved to speech at the sight of a bright orange specimen which flicked its tail at him and disappeared behind the ruined castle. Miss Potts often brought Michael to the school’s fishtank. He would stand still, for a good three minutes […]

Time to say goodbye…

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Another character assassination! This was the first unpleasant person I created. Enjoy… That’s it darling, look at mummy and smile! Sweetie, you’ll be fine, just fine. Mummy and daddy are very proud of you, aren’t we, and we can’t wait to hear all about your new adventures at university! Graham, for god’s sake, she doesn’t want that bloody teddy – you’re going to make new friends darling, and they don’t want to see your silly […]

Speech

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This is a piece on character I did for my short course, and I just found it. Hope you enjoy it. Shh, thank you, thanks, shh please. Well, I’ve always known this day would come: the day I say goodbye to my innocent unworldly young girl, and instead say hel-lo to a beautiful confident woman – still young though, I hasten to add! Though the clock is ticking darling – you got in there just in time, Simon! […]

Bell

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This is a piece of free-writing I did a little while ago. Spark word: bell. Time: 10 minutes. “So,” the cloaked figure whispered, “this is where they found her. Bloodless and naked, except for a necktie around her-” “Dong!” “-around her neck,” continued the cloaked figure, irritably. “No one knows-” “Dong! Dong-dong!” “-why she was placed here…” He looked pleadingly up to heaven as there was more violent donging. “Oh, for pity’s sake!” he snapped. […]

And the Nominees Are…

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all about me / writing

Well, I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. Thank you very much, Shania of http://fightagaintocd.wordpress.com – I’m very flattered. I must confess, I had never actually heard of the Liebster Award, but having looked it up, it all seems jolly exciting. There are some complex rules regarding nominations, so here goes nothing: 1. You thank the nominator. In my case, that’s the lovely Shania. Thank you, Shania, and if you missed it first […]

And So To The Blogosphere

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all about me / writing

Now that people actually read my blog (or so I’d like to think), I’d like to make a few points. First of all, thank you for your overwhelming support re: My Last Post. I’ve had over 1,500 people from all over the world read it, and I’ve people tweeting me to say thank you, or how informative it is, or similar. So that makes me glad. I look a little bit like this 😀 The […]