Tag Archives: literature

Growing up with a book…

Jessica Bakkers, after reading Mae Clair’s post at Story Empire, posted about five books that had, as she put it, made her, ‘her’. There is no way on this earth that I could pick just five books… not unless it … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories for Grownups – Felicity Sidnell Reid is Chris Graham’s guest

Reblogged from TRSA: I suppose it says something, possibly profound, about the state of the world, that there are now so many apps available which promise stories that will send the reader or listener to sleep. You can choose to … Continue reading

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Bloody Valentines: Mary Shelley’s Tell-Tale Heart ~ Christine Valentor

Reblogged from witchlike: We all know that Mary Shelley is the author of Frankenstein, a phenomenal work of Gothic horror. But did you know that the gory details of Mary Shelley’s life itself read better than any novel? Perhaps the … Continue reading

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The Sword in the Wall ~ Anurag Bakhshi #writephoto

He looked around carefully to see that he was alone. Then cast a few spells to check again. In their world, walls didn’t just have ears, but eyes too. Satisfied that he was well-cloaked from any magical surveillance, he walked … Continue reading

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A glimmer in the darkness ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

I like to sit up here and watch the dawn. That first flicker, the unsteady fragile glint of sunlight peaking over the horizon. It means that a hundred and fifty million kilometres away, the searing ball of gas is still … Continue reading

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The Hound on the Moor ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

‘What do you think, a cow?’ Arthur poked the skull with his stick. ‘Possibly, or a large hound.’ ‘Strange, sitting here in the middle of an empty moor. A deer I could understand. I wonder how it got here.’ James … Continue reading

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Faraway, so close ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

Now so calm, so peaceful. Even beautiful. Pink sky and blue clouds reflected in the deep blue water. But she could no longer see beauty in the world. Not here, looking out where the Makassar Strait met the Celebes Sea. … Continue reading

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The Fall ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

The car swept him through the city. As he looked out he saw the city he had built. The banks, the hotels, the casinos – he owned a piece of all of them. An empire that seemed impregnable. An empire … Continue reading

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The beginning of a revolution ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

Mist rolled down the hillside into the base of the valley where the small hamlet lay. Silence ruled as the hanging shroud dampened any sound. Then, cutting through the atmosphere, a clear, sharp repeated noise emerged. ‘Slap, slap, slap’ footsteps … Continue reading

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Caught ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

He strained against the ropes as the sun moved across the sky above the trees. A gentle breeze made the canopy whistle and sway. It was the only sound. He still saw the painted face under the tousled hair, the … Continue reading

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