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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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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 #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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And if it really was possible…

Better late than never. Here’s my take on this weeks Fiction Friday prompt: You character is  stranded in the middle of nowhere and their phone has enough battery for one call. Who do they you call?   The essence of … Continue reading

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Two birds with one stone with this piece. First, a writing exercise, details of which can be found here. And secondly, another 3WW piece to include the words: indecision, option, fate. Hope you’ll enjoy it.   With a loud click … Continue reading

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