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Tiny, Beautiful Stories: 100neHundred by Laura Besley

The craft of the micro fiction writer is a wonderful thing. As if Laura Besley hadn't impressed me enough with her collection The Almost Mothers, she returned with an even more dazzling feat in 100neHundred: 100 stories written in just 100 words.Split into four...

Cows and Curious Futures: Salt Lick by Lulu Allison

It's rare to feel personally connected to a critically-acclaimed novel. Over a year ago I 'met' the lovely Lulu Allison via Twitter (I contributed to her 'Haturday' project with a Fimo hand – you can still support her in raising money for RISEuk, a refugee...

Hope in Humanity: Braver by Deborah Jenkins

I think sometimes I assume that stories that are hopeful are saccharine. That anything which reinstates your faith in humanity must be naïve. With Braver, the novel by Deborah Jenkins, I was very pleased to be proved wrong. The first impressive writerly feat is the...

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Thoughts on Writing

It’s just very odd. I’m not exactly a shy and retiring type, scuttling away from the limelight, but it’s a question of...

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Poem – No Ending

Wrote this a few weeks ago – think it nicely covers what’s been wearing me down so much! I think other teachers might...

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