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Poem of the Day #12 - Digging by Seamus Heaney

I miss Seamus Heaney, and I remember enjoying this poem of his at GCSE. Enjoy.


Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pin rest; snug as a gun. 206 more words

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The Books I Love: What I Read This Summer

Real life usually impedes on our little pleasures. It’s just how it plays out for most: in high school and university you had more time to do as you liked in between classes and studying (if you were studying at all). 1,119 more words

The New Age of Merrydown: A Game of Thrones Fanfiction.

I sat by the window of my bed chamber, gazing out at the orange mountains with my fresh new born in my arms. Bundled tightly in layers of linen was my beautiful pink first born. 3,812 more words

Short Story

a first-rate poet creates rules of art

“Style became not only natural but artistic when it was made by a great genius like Chaucer, Shakespeare, or Spenser, for a first-rate poet creates rules of art: his work is filled with laws which other men see, collect, and obey. 128 more words


Quincunx, Electricity, Computer... The Mastermind of Sir Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne was an English author of numerous medical, religious, scientific and esoteric works. He was born on the 19th of October 1605 and died exactly 77 years later on the 19th of October 1682. 721 more words


Lore Lords & Ladies

A while ago, I started a new, and ongoing, art project: Lore Lords & Ladies! The idea was to create faux ‘Gang’ patches for literature lovers. 40 more words


Ethel's Lagoon: A Short Story.

“Your turn, Christie. Truth or dare?” Emma asked, quickly glancing at Jess as they shared an eager, mischievous grin.

“Dare,” I blurted out, immediately regretting my choice as the wind on the cold, pebble beach whipped my hair around my face. 1,413 more words

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