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“Fragments” of Our Future: Poetry Collection by JP Seabright

This month I'm thinking about playing – the summer can be a time to really open yourself up in terms of what you read and write. In that vein, I came across JP Seabright's experimental poetry collection, Fragments from Before the Fall: An Anthology of...

Hidden Tales of Warwickshire: People, Places and Mysteries

We're always told that place has a special role to play in stories. At times, a place can take on a life of its own and feel like an extra character is lurking in the background. In her collection of stories, Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire , S.C Skillman puts...

Plaf, Vlan, Patatras: Delicious French Sounds

I love words. Well, of course I do, I’m a writer. But there’s something about onomatopoeic words that is just delicious. They feel good when you say them. The fizz and sizzle of them on your tongue, the satisfying plop as they fall out of your mouth.I had the...

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Behaving Yourself

The recently published ‘behaviour checklist’ (or ‘naughty list’ in The Sun) will no doubt prompt another debate about...

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Running

I’ve been running for many years now, and have completed an array of distances in events, including a marathon in...

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Sunny Thoughts

A few observations and descriptions of the world around me on an idle sunny day. Thought this would be a good one to...

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