Thirteen year old fiction

Just reading through a ‘horror’ story I wrote when I was thirteen. Good god. Here’s some choice quotes: “I am Harvey Christian, a known figure in the field of science. They say I am a young upstart. But soon they will learn to recognise me!” “We sat and had roast beef for dinner. Only after […]

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Roll The Dice

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. otherwise, don’t even start.   if you’re going to try, go all the way. this could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs and maybe your mind.   go all the way. it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days. it could mean freezing on […]

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Writing Is A Longboat

The world is plump with writing similes but I don’t suppose another will harm. Anyway, this one I find useful. Writing–writing with serious intent–is a longboat. Or a trireme if your fancy leans classical, or a dromon or a galleass. The main thing to picture here is a ship with both oar and sail. Inspiration […]

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Radio 4’s Odyssey Season

There’s gonna be a season of new poems on Radio 4 inspired by The Odyssey. Talking about it, one of the poets said it’s an incredibly vital poem right now, as it touches upon the experiences of the asylum seeker and immigrant and could be a positive artistic force. Personally, I honestly couldn’t think of […]

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