Author Archives: Welshman Paul

About Welshman Paul

Welshman Paul loves playing around with words. One of his ambitions is to attempt a dictionary of short stories for words which have several meanings.

On Seeing Hamlet

As part of the online course Shakespeare’s Hamlet I’m supposed to write an imaginary blog post in the person of an Elizabethan spectator who has just seen a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Here’s my contribution. ______________________________ At the theatre today. … Continue reading

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Speed Dating – Old Style

The moment the band announced The Bear’s Circle, I pulled my sister-in-law up onto the dance floor with a previously unknown vigour. Janet’s surprise was visible but she said nothing. Now I just had to make sure we were standing … Continue reading

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Massacre on Ranton Beach

Well, it will make a difference from the four weeks and still no rain type headings screaming out at me from every newspaper stand I pass. And the bare facts will no doubt be followed by a detailed description of … Continue reading

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Prompt: A World Apart

It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in Sunday Scribblings. Indeed, it had been a long time since I’ve written anything much until a few days ago. This week’s Sunday Scribblings prompt is A World Apart. our eyes have … Continue reading

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Another Tanka

I have a friend who’s a schoolteacher and sometimes gets frustrated at the lack of reception she gets from her students. She enjoys baking to compensate for this. So here’s a tanka sequence poem in her honour. these copies repelred … Continue reading

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FGC #7 Tanka

This week’s Form and Genre Challenge is to write a Tanka. A Tanka is a five line Japanese poem which uses 31 syllables in all. This is my first attempt at writing a Tanka although I have tried my hand … Continue reading

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FGC #5 Reversal

Victim of the Man bites dog incident, Qi stared as he deposited the muzzle in front of me. Never had a sentence been so eloquently pleaded. (139 characters)

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