The birds

Written as an exercise for a course. We were asked to turn the radio on and write about the first thing we heard. For me, it was rising mortgage costs.     At least the birds are happy. Neil focussed on that thought every morning. Concentrated so hard that he would squint and when he’d […]

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Offside

“Spurs v Liverpool?” “Do it.” – “Wait. Versus or co-op?” “Co-op.” “Co-op.” “Wait.” “What now?” “Online or against the computer?” “Good call. Er… Shall we take the good fight online?” “Fuck yeah.” Frank picked up the xbox controller and started flicking through the game’s menu screen. “Beer?” “Sure, dude, help yourself whilst I get us […]

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Sunday

From college this week. Set a scene at someone’s house just before they come home. 100 words. The Sport The creaky, cracked, black, faux leather sofa was where he kept it. Always the left hand side and never the right. Sometimes it was under the heavy seat cushion but today only a handful of grey […]

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What’s in the box?

Another quick shot at the 2nd person perspective.   You should have been kinder at the time, ya know. There really was no need to act the way you did for the last 23 years especially now you’re revealing all these so-called feelings to so many people. How many did you invite in the end? […]

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How do you do?

Following on from the last class discussing the importance of Point of View, this week we looked at 3rd person and in more detail, 2nd person. Something I’ve never really thought about in great detail but have used quite a bit already. To nail it 100% the idea was to not include mes, mys or Is. […]

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