Monthly Archives: May 2014

Goodbye

The melody rose, her voice soared and she felt tears stinging the back of her eyes. With a final, crashing, lingering note, it was all over. She stared at the entranced faces of her audience and smiled through the blinding … Continue reading

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Crutch Words

Crutch words are little words that we slip into our sentences so that we have more time to think, or to emphasize a statement. However, over time, they have just become words that people use, without thinking, and so do not … Continue reading

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Disappointment

Disappoint (verb): To fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of; to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.); thwart; frustrate; to bring or cause disappointment Disappoint (verb): Sadden, dismay, frustrate, dishearten, embitter, foil, tease, thwart, torment, vex Disappointment comes … Continue reading

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“I am the Duchess of Malfi Still”

John Webster’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ was on BBC 4 last night. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b044yrgg/the-duchess-of-malfi-bbc-arts-at-the-globe). It is a revenge tragedy of a Duchess who gets married to a servant, Antonio, against her brothers’ (Ferdinand and the Cardinal’s) wills and she and her … Continue reading

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Death

Is it possible to kill death? And if you do kill death, are you not empowering death by causing it? Whilst thinking about these questions, and the general theme of death, I wrote this:  The world is a big place. … Continue reading

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Too Much Choice

He picks it up, Turns it over in his hands. Tilts his head to one side. Who will it be tonight?   Old or young? Tall or short? Fat or thin? Too many.   Too many people, Too much choice, … Continue reading

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Three Things

Just had a really emotional evening. An evening that re – taught the importance of a friend with jokes and chocolate, that a blank page and a keyboard is a perfect way to stop bottling things and that sometimes you … Continue reading

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