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FLASH FICTION: Cleaner Than There by Rebecca Monks

It’s better here at night. Rust-red spots and smudges on steel can’t cut through darkness. You can’t see broken glass or step in something you shouldn’t. 191 more words


Remembering Wartime Austerity

The sober commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War dwelt on all last year may still linger but as we look forwards to spring, Easter and new life, forgive us in looking forwards early to 8th May 2015 which will mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the destruction of Hitler’s Third Reich. 365 more words


Yo introduces the "Yo Store," further validating what you all thought was a joke

Yo has announced a new store that makes it easier for consumers to find Yo accounts — ranging from BuzzFeed to the NBA — from which they wouldn’t mind receiving updates. 351 more words


Running through the south of France with John Welcome and Run for Cover (1958)

This podcast was written for a miniseries on Thrillers for Gentlemen, looking at the kind of thriller or spy novel that was masculine without being brutal, and that was written about men of a certain generation who understood the value of the gentleman’s club, and worked within its rules. 1,738 more words


The Discipline of Play

Somewhere along the way I traded exploration, creativity, imagination for utility.  Somewhere along the way I decided usefulness trumps play.  When time is short, and the reality of… 663 more words

July 21 '44 Fri. 10.P.M.

My darling –

Well, I rec. a letter – at last! But I don’t know any more than I did before – because it was written Monday at 3:30 P.M. 952 more words

The Strangest Museum in England

Browsing a local guide book for places to visit in the Forest of Dean, we came across Littledean Jail. There was very little information apart from “Do not visit if easily offended”  and that it was a crime museum. 622 more words