Category Archives: writing

Letter to his Father

In 1919 Kafka wrote a long letter to his father, neatly titled ‘Letter to his Father’ (in translation, of course). There had been disagreement between father and son over  Franz’s engagement (dad disapproved), and the break up of the engagement … Continue reading

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Old Cat

In haiku an old cat is a often a signifier of the season of autumn. Another theme that I have seen elsewhere (though I can’t remember where!) is the the idea of the importance of temporality, and this haiku tries … Continue reading

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Get out Chairman Miaow

Here’s another of my haiku a day efforts. I wrote it a couple of weeks ago and, in hindsight, I’m not at all sure this would be considered a true haiku, for one solid reason which I’ll give afterwards. In … Continue reading

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Haiku 365

So I’m already on day 19 of my challenge to write a daily haiku for a year, and I’m going to post one of them here. Don’t worry, I’m not going to post this every day, before you unfollow me, … Continue reading

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Lowering my standards

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, even though I have been writing lately. No, I’m not turning into one of those #amwriting people, I’m just saying. I went on a residential writing course recently which instantly reinvigorated my writing habit, … Continue reading

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Flaubert, Marx and the Enlightenment

-For a change of pace, this piece is a short academic essay analysing the Communist Manifesto and Madame Bovary. The Enlightenment view of the human project as one of historical progress for society was perhaps a comforting worldview, though one … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

This is in response to Six Word Challenge “Don’t look down!” Pulsating, he teetered.

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The Long Cut

This assignment is in response to Point of View, Writing101   I WAS sitting there waiting on Stavros when I heard her screaming something out of a window towards her back garden. Couldn’t hear what she said, but it sure was … Continue reading

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In The Garden

This assignment is in response to Style, Writing101   AND it came to pass that he walked in the gardens many hours, and came upon the reptile house. And once inside the house, he looked upon the contents therein, and … Continue reading

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Daddy Long Legs

This assignment is in response to Voice, Writing101 I’LL admit to being a little more idealistic when I was a student than I am nowadays. I was a bit of a hippy, to be frank. And this was the 2000s, … Continue reading

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