Tag Archives: Writing

Telling Stories

I’ve been listening to stories via some podcasts on that internet thing they have now. Science fiction stories because that’s my jam right now. And has been since I was about nine. I like being read to: it fills the … Continue reading

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He Cites References, He Scores!

Modern Humanities Research Association. MHRA, if you want to refer to them without taking up so many syllables. It’s been a long time since I checked their style guide but spent maybe an hour this morning reading through some of … Continue reading

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Why Is Rodin Making A Sculpture Of Me?

Twenty years ago I learnt that it is just as fulfilling for me to wake up with academic considerations whirling around the front of my mind as it is for me to wake to a brain that wants me to … Continue reading

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Past Participant

I can’t remember the exact quote or who wrote it but I recently read a short passage that resonated with me for various reasons. It was a writer writing about writers and observing that while people of action must exist … Continue reading

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No poetic allusions today, my mind is troublingly prosaic. I’ve been troubled by my dwindling imagination for some time but felt as though I had an insight into why and wherefore just as I was dropping off to sleep last … Continue reading

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Never Simile At A Crododile

You know similes? When someone mentions a thing and defines it in comparison to a different thing? Like, for example, saying an early Spring is like premature ejaculation because it is sort of exciting but ultimately overwhelming and rather disappointing … Continue reading

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Man In A Thursday

There was once a man who lived in a Thursday. It was a small Thursday made from the leftover pieces of larger Thursdays people no longer wanted. The man was nothing if not thrifty, which is a weird expression if … Continue reading

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