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Words from the wise: writing with Marina Warner

In the warmish summer of 2016 there was a wise and beautiful lady who ran a writing course in the grounds of the medieval hall at… 921 more words

Blog Post

Books That Scared the (Poop Emoji) Out of Me

This post originally ran on my old blog on April 20, 2015.

I’m a wuss, but I somehow end up reading books that scare the pants off of me and seriously force me to reconsider getting a nightlight. 572 more words

Maureen Johnson


Lily-white skin

Paler yet slip

Spilt from within

By rogue fingertip

Concrete grip

Porcelain throat

Continues to nip

Whilst he thrusts and he gloats

And yet from afar… 104 more words

Creative Writing

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This book was my selection for the r/fantasy bingo 2016 challenge, 2nd Card: I8 Five Short Stories. 336 more words


Among the Bracken

Cherry blossom

once renewed.

The hum of cicadas,

silent; subdued.

Monsters afoot, I

button my coat.

Hushed sobs caught;

in her blood-lily throat.

Wolf howls whistle; 104 more words

Creative Writing

Quote for Thought: Bicycle

“To ride a bicycle is in itself some protection against superstitious fears, since the bicycle is the product of pure reason applied to motion. Geometry at the service of man!

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Short Fiction