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Bluster, Part 2
Bluster Chapter 2 I'm at a small toy fair in Middlesex when the call comes. Last day before I'm due to begin the assignment. I move around the various tables in a pleasant reverie, half-recognising many of the stallholders from the last toy fair I went to - evidently, many of them move around the country from fair to fair.          I'm not really looking for anything, although there is the vague intention, somewhere at the back of my mind, to buy a model of a Ford RS200 rally car.  This stems from a conversation I had earlier in the morning with Nicole, which began as I was wriggling i
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Bluster, Part 1
This is the story of the Nightwatchman. As an operational officer for the British SIS, he is about to embark on the most dangerous mission of his career. At home, his marriage is falling apart. As near to the brink as he's ever been, he can only confront the latter by raking over the details of old love affairs in his study, while his way of handling the former is a secret he must keep from both his enemies and his allies alike. Chapter 1 Reading through the contents of the yellow folder, I realise once and for all that I was never funny. The jokes in these old stories all fall flat, or have the flavour of something borrowed, while the insu
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Tips For Editing Poetry
***Tips For the Novice (and otherwise) - Editing*** The blanket statement, "Editing/revision harms poetry," is simply wrong.  It's akin to a photographer claiming that focusing the lens ruins the emotion of the photograph.  It is the details, and the appropriate attention paid to them, that separate a photograph from a snapshot.  Imagine a film maker slapping every frame he shot up on the screen without editing for continuity, for pacing, for effect.  What a disaster.  That is not to say that editing can't be destructive - there is such a thing as poor editing, just as there is poor writing.  But done correctly, done well, it is one of the m
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Dylan Thomas: 'The force...'
Introduction A recurring theme used by Welsh-born poet Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) throughout his work is the power or effect of time on life and on human existence, and among his most notable poems is the highly metaphorical and deeply addressing The force that through the green fuse drives the flower, which certainly exhibits that theme with poignancy and intent. The force of time itself is personified in the poem as an almost pantheistic 'force', a driving and steady spirit that is the backdrop and setting for all things to occur.        But what needs to be considered concerning The force that through the green fuse drives the flower is
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Bluster, Part 2
Bluster Chapter 2 I'm at a small toy fair in Middlesex when the call comes. Last day before I'm due to begin the assignment. I move around the various tables in a pleasant reverie, half-recognising many of the stallholders from the last toy fair I went to - evidently, many of them move around the country from fair to fair.          I'm not really looking for anything, although there is the vague intention, somewhere at the back of my mind, to buy a model of a Ford RS200 rally car.  This stems from a conversation I had earlier in the morning with Nicole, which began as I was wriggling i
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Bluster, Part 1
This is the story of the Nightwatchman. As an operational officer for the British SIS, he is about to embark on the most dangerous mission of his career. At home, his marriage is falling apart. As near to the brink as he's ever been, he can only confront the latter by raking over the details of old love affairs in his study, while his way of handling the former is a secret he must keep from both his enemies and his allies alike. Chapter 1 Reading through the contents of the yellow folder, I realise once and for all that I was never funny. The jokes in these old stories all fall flat, or have the flavour of something borrowed, while the insu
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Suture Vol. 10
11
6
T
Tips For Editing Poetry
***Tips For the Novice (and otherwise) - Editing*** The blanket statement, "Editing/revision harms poetry," is simply wrong.  It's akin to a photographer claiming that focusing the lens ruins the emotion of the photograph.  It is the details, and the appropriate attention paid to them, that separate a photograph from a snapshot.  Imagine a film maker slapping every frame he shot up on the screen without editing for continuity, for pacing, for effect.  What a disaster.  That is not to say that editing can't be destructive - there is such a thing as poor editing, just as there is poor writing.  But done correctly, done well, it is one of the m
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Dylan Thomas: 'The force...'
Introduction A recurring theme used by Welsh-born poet Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) throughout his work is the power or effect of time on life and on human existence, and among his most notable poems is the highly metaphorical and deeply addressing The force that through the green fuse drives the flower, which certainly exhibits that theme with poignancy and intent. The force of time itself is personified in the poem as an almost pantheistic 'force', a driving and steady spirit that is the backdrop and setting for all things to occur.        But what needs to be considered concerning The force that through the green fuse drives the flower is
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After a lengthy layoff, Suture is proud to announce the return of our Suture Serial Series. Hearkening back to the Golden Days of Radio, of The Shadow, Captain Midnight, and Philo Vance, suture (https://www.deviantart.com/suture) seeks out talented prose writers to craft a serialized tale.  Previous writers in the series include saintartaud (https://www.deviantart.com/saintartaud), altruisticlies (https://www.deviantart.com/altruisticlies), alienhead (https://www.deviantart.com/alienhead) and TheBunk (https://www.deviantart.com/thebunk). For our new Serial we were lucky to enlist the skills of the most excellent jack-cade (https://www.deviantart.com/jack-cade), and here, for your enjoyment, is Part 1 of Bluster. Hot off the press!  Bluster, Part 2 :thumb156207883:

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tmpst24myst|Student Writer
I'll be in touch at a later date for something that could boost literature a wee bit again. I'm not saying for sure it will - but I'm currently sporting my thinking cap ... :evillaugh:
Don't worry, it's good!
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Awesome, darling. :kiss:
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hell-on-a-stick|Professional Writer
Eh. Lit is dead.
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suture's avatar
I don't think it died - I think it turned into a 15 year old role-playing pimple-rancher.
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hell-on-a-stick|Professional Writer
That's probably more accurate. At least it wrangles pimples or pimps harangues around here.
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angelStained's avatar
I'm aware that this might mean nothing much to you, but I've been reading parts of what you've done here and I'm very, very impressed.
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We had our moments. Thanks for checking it out.
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