Monthly Archives: March 2017

Amy Revisits her Old Home

So Amy, what are you doing here in South Wales? FFS! I stared around the interview room: Carpets, sofa, flowers  — ok plastic flowers, the usual discreet tissues all designed to make it feel homelike. Idiots! Didn’t they fucking realise? … Continue reading

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writing disappointments

Rejection comes in all forms, shapes and sizes and a submission rejection (albeit in a professional context) comes in all shapes and sizes too while dredging up the feelings of  those niggly personal rejections. At the moment it’s still raw. … Continue reading

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Amy 2

This also contains swearing so if you are offended don’t read it. I would however appreciate feedback. It is possible to excel only in language, and to hide that ability. It’s the easiest thing in the world to underachieve. It is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Language

I’ve been pretty much preoccupied with ideas of language these days. Who speaks? Are they speaking for themselves? Are they giving voice to others?  What kind of register is used?  What is lost when a basic register meets the professional … Continue reading

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A Literary Eveningand three Amys

Let me  just preface this that aside from an A grade in English Language my O levels were grim. I left school without many formal qualifications. Those came later.  Something strange happened this evening. I was at a short story … Continue reading

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