The term banal is defined as “so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring”. Some enlightening synonyms for the term include: vapid, predictable, commonplace, uninspired and humdrum. 848 more words
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Originally written for Exeunt.
A clock is ticking in the Prozorov household. Minutes pass loudly, inexorably, mercilessly. When the hour noisily announces itself, each chime a dagger for the siblings who count the seconds of their self-imposed exile, the purgatorial tenor of the Southwark Playhouse’s new imagining of 609 more words
In my opinion, New Zealand-born Katherine Mansfield was one of the greatest exponents of the short story. I devoured her work as a teenager and promptly tried to write just like her. 337 more words
I just built a web scraper – and made it work. After a week of trying and getting frustrated, I buckled down today, enlisted the help of some overly generous classmates and a professor who was answering questions way too late at night, and spent nearly ten hours getting this done. 271 more words