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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; 117 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

Books: WWW Wednesday, 13th July

Hi everyone! No, I haven’t gone mad, I know it’s Thursday today. I’m a little late off the mark, but I was sat here with a cup of tea and a couple of candles on the go, twiddling my thumbs with the urge to write coursing through them (which I must say does not happen all that often). 980 more words


Angela Carter, Unicorn: The poetry of Angela Carter With an essay by Rosemary Hill; Christopher Frayling, Inside the Bloody Chamber: On Angela Carter, the Gothic, and other weird tales - TLS

In the “pubescent years” of the twentieth century, a young Englishman, handsome and virginal, bicycles into Transylvania. He meets an old crone who leads him to a castle, feeds him bread and stew, then ushers him to the darkened boudoir of an ageless vampire, hungry for her own dinner. 2,193 more words


Angela Carter Podcast - TLS

A discussion of Angela Carter’s work and legacy with TLS editors Stig Abell and Thea Lenarduzzi. Our conversation begins about 29 mins in.

Angela Carter

10 Questions for a Book Lover - Katie Staal

Name: Katie Staal

Twitter: @Katie_Staal


1. What’s the first book you remember reading by yourself?

Sounds basic, but defiantly the Harry Potter books. 407 more words



Black as night at five

as I rose and chose a coffee

from the selection of available liquids.

With this I had a cigarette, which I made myself: 111 more words


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