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"A writer is an introvert: someone who wants to tell you a story but doesn't want to have to make eye contact while doing it." - Adapted from John Green

Ticket to Write – 60

Zone By way of explanation: I had been trying for absolutely months to find the right ‘zone’ to fight out of. And it suddenly clicked one day and it is magical. You can still see and hear everything just fine, but … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – more news…

This is the other post I just promised you. My books came!!! And they’re beautiful! And purple! And I have fielded so many questions from my family about why I’m not using my whole name – it’s because I wanted … Continue reading

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The Crater

Hey’a, all! So I had some time free today (who am I kidding, I’m meant to be reading about TAGN)… anyway, I totally had some time! and my dad gave me the awesomenest little file drawers the other day, so I thought … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 59

Along For The Ride

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Ticket to Write – 58

Extension – Hamlet Yes, there is a bit missing in the middle. It stays missing. And the end is changed from the first draft. That’s what first drafts are for. In a way that’s what this project is for – … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 57

For Future Reference Originally for my future reference, but if anyone else gets any fuel out of it, that’s great.

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Ticket to Write – 56

‘Nah, I’m Going Back For My Masters’ Because life is crazy and I have no idea what I’m doing.

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Ticket to Write – 55

Losing My Touch And here we go again. The first couple of this year were kinda awful because… well, read on. I’m going to drop back to posting them here once a week, because an actual paper book is impending and … Continue reading

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A Girl’s Best Friend

For Walter, with love. Sorry it’s taken so long to get all the bits of this out of their respective notebooks.  And sorry it’s weird. Some of us aren’t professionals. Alexander had just returned from the port, without the suitcase … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – NEWS!!

Okay, first up, I’d better clarify that I am not in fact dead, just… yeah, postgrad is interesting. And I’m back to riding buses, so there will be more poems soon. And now to the actual point of this post: Because … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 54

Ripples on the Pond Happy New Year’s Eve, y’all. Go listen to this song, it’s your last chance to enjoy the full irony. Especially if you live in Florida. Last poem for the year – written on a long, long, … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 53

Thoughts in a Double Creaming Soda Title is a deliberate riff on the first chapter title of Goldfinger. Written in a McDonalds, in a half-hour I had free between the end of work and the beginning of the last [name of … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 52

Personal Instructions On the notes section of a leaflet from whatever the local NHS is called, detailing how to look after oneself after a head injury. ‘Don’t play violent sports’ was, unfortunately, right up there. 

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Ticket to Write – 51

Strangers Merry Christmas, y’all! The last of these (for 2017) will come through on Hogmanay. Then likely nothing until the university semester starts back in early March and I’m taking a bus again.

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…twelve gummy bears, two bad puns, one grumpy owl, and a partridge in a pear tree

So my little sister is basically Mary Berry transplanted, y’all: awepic baker, hand her a recipe book and she’s away in a gust of flour kinda thing. And she’s a total Christmas fiend, loves all things fairy lights and glitter. … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 50

Crashing Bore Title courtesy of my mother. Written on the back of a prescription for ibuprofen and paracetamol, after a very exciting afternoon in which my little sister got to play with the equipment in a brand-new ambulance. (Got hit by … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 49

The Hollow Lion On the wrapper from a sterile nitrocellulose filter paper. Found in my pocket on graduation day (December 13th) and put to use. The goodness of the use I leave you to judge.

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Ticket to Write – 48

Ubi Mel Ibi Apes ‘Where there is honey, there are bees.’  It’s relevant, but I’m not going to tell you why. My current job is over a kilometer from the nearest bus stop, but only five kilometers from home. Evey … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 47

‘You Can’t Take Norman to Scotland, Darling; Norman’s a Breezeblock’ Title is an actually relevant reference to What We Did On Our Holiday, which is an excellent movie you should definitely watch. Written at the end of a long day at work, after … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 46

The Teal Heels

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Ticket to Write – 45

Beautiful I wasn’t sure whether I should put this one in. It took me by surprise a little; while I usually do write what I’m thinking, I hadn’t realized this was quite so close to the surface. But it’s here, … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 44

The Wings of the Storm

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Ticket to Write – 43

And the Angel Said There Shall Be Time No Longer Paraphrase of Revelation 10:6 as the title; I was reading Tom’s Midnight Garden a few days previously and apparently remembered the phrasing from that. Written while taking the bus to university for … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 42

By Hand I like this one. There’s a note on the back that says ‘Should probably have mentioned handwriting as unique and recognizable as faces, but telling as little about a person’. These poems very rarely go the direction I … Continue reading

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Ticket to Write – 41

Strange Routes They were changing all the buses in town. The seedy bus company with the horrible rattling machines and grumpy drivers has taken over my main route home. I was annoyed.

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