Daily Archives: August 30, 2015

The Sunday Times Short Story Competition – Self-Published authors need not apply!

Self published, traditionally published or unpublished… is that how we should define a writer? Talent might be a better criteria, don’t you think?

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Ben’s Bit, part six – Far Away Places

Originally posted on Sun in Gemini:
The air is blazing on the Greek island. There is a faint breeze blowing off the shore, but it does little to cool the afternoon. Sitting comfortably in my beach chair, I wiggle my…

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Lifting the skirts of the church

There is a modern, central altar in Bakewell church that brings the service into the heart of the congregation, but behind it lies the choir and chancel and a world of woodcarving many will miss. It starts with the two … Continue reading

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Amidst our leavings Poor discarded offerings Of mundanity Nature’s small beauties Follow her wilful children Cleaning city streets Passing unnoticed A moment when eye meets eye Shares understanding

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