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The Clachanpluck Poems

The Clachanpluck Poems

I still seem to be stuck in poetry mode at the moment, although these little verses came about in a slightly different fashion.  It's all Facebook's...

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The Hills

The Hills

When you're on a roll, you're on a roll.  Yet another poem.  This one isn't dark, it isn't angsty and it isn't an airy-fairy exercise in writing...

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If I had known…

If I had known…

More poetry today - and this one is deliberately a little bit of an arty-farty exercise.  It's also another slightly dark one.  Well, maybe not...

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At the End

At the End

When not trying to dream up characters or plots or similar fictional devices (and when not being silly on Facebook or elsewhere) I sometimes try my...

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Dinner Date

Dinner Date

Authors, critics and experts on writing have identified various models for the creation of characters. One particular model offers four ways to...

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Night Cafe

Night Cafe

This very short piece was an exercise in starting a new story completely from scratch.  The idea for this one came from a dream I had. I had never...

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Palmyra

Palmyra

This is a short character piece, inspired by something heard on the radio.  It is slightly longer than originally intended. "A United Nations...

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