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“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” (Winston Churchill)

A friend of mine got married last weekend, and most lovely it was too. But enough about them; it gives me an excuse for indulgence of an enduring crush (who I planned to marry when I was six –  with hindsight I suspect the age gap was insurmountable): 1,280 more words

Books

Excerpt from "Intensifying Hearts & Dreams" - season 15, episode 99

Int: The Gastronomy Institute, treatment room.

MARCIA is lying on an observation sofa. She is semi-catatonic, but her eyes are open. Her expression is tormented, lost. 1,530 more words

Fiction

The Things They Carried - Review

Book: The Things They Carried
Author: Tim O’Brien
Year: 1990
Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

All those eyes on me—the town, the whole universe—and I couldn’t risk the embarrassment.

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Book Review

Vinegar Girl, by Anne Tyler

The Taming of the Shrew used to be one of my favorite plays by Shakespeare. I loved watching Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor spar in the… 608 more words

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Rapunzel

“There were once a man and a woman who had long, in vain, wished for a child. At length it appeared that God was about to grant their desire.” … 504 more words

The Twelve Brothers (Originally by the Brothers Grimm) with Metafiction!

Hello! Ever since my class started reading The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, we have been learning about metafiction. This means that the author of a piece self-consciously adresses the devices of fiction in their writing, and that the text makes it clear that it’s content is fiction. 1,672 more words

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"The Ugly Duckling" - Metafiction

           Imagine, you’re in the middle of a field, small blades of green grass poking in between your toes. Everything is silent aside from the whispering of the willows as a slight breeze blows between their branches. 1,494 more words