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Raging Against the Dying of the Light

With just seven days left of his life, Frederick Grainger was an unremarkable man. He had spent much of his thirty years up to that point unemployed, sleeping on the sofas of friends, getting into bar fights, struggling with depression, … Continue reading

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Heirloom

Dear Great-Grandchild, First things first; I very much doubt that you exist. All that you’ve known is existence, so that doubtless sounds weird. What I mean is, my whole life always appeared to me to be destined to result in … Continue reading

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Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2038

Sierra Mañana, author and revolutionary, was unheard of a mere eighteen months ago. Then, her book A People’s Planet; You are the Saviour of Earth was published, and has since been translated into almost fifty languages on its way to becoming … Continue reading

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I had no idea what was going on

There were explosions, screams, the adrenaline was pumping through my body, heart hammering so fast I honestly feared it was gonna burst at any second. Why I had no thought for my own safety, fuck knows. I don’t think I … Continue reading

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With Apologies to Saul Williams…

…and all rappers and, indeed, all People of Colour. I only wrote this as it was prompted by an entry in a book my partner gave to me for Christmas, a book called ‘642 Things To Write About’: “Write the … Continue reading

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Social Media Entries of Gogolian Proles

************************* That moment when you remember that those mock-Tetraheedrin mansions are still a thing… Enough to make you puke. Did I ever mention that I can’t cook? If you’ve know me long enough, I’m sure I have – then again, … Continue reading

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The Eagle and The Dragon – a poem

This is from another suggestion on our creative writing group hand-out; write a 20-line rhyming poem about something that really annoys you. I am an absolutely atrocious poet, so forgive me for the mediocrity you are about to endure. The ‘American … Continue reading

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