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Alphabetically Inclined

Alphabetically Inclined

Do I still think last week’s socialising was worth the effort, even after I slept until 6pm on Tuesday and was kind of out of it the rest of the week too? Yeah, probably. I just no longer feel quite so much like I beat the Fatigue Monster. I think it was letting me win, and then it came back twice as strong. I’m back at home now, having packed up all my stuff and said goodbye (for now) to…

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An Unfamiliar Home

An Unfamiliar Home

I’m home for the holidays, and it’s weird. Two months, it turns out, is just long enough to disrupt the autopilot habits which allow you to find things in the dark, but not long enough for things to seem entirely unfamiliar. Aided by the return of my older brother to the familial nest, the house has changed: not drastically, but enough that I find myself looking for things in the wrong places. It is personalised and homely and absolutely full…

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

I’ve recently been reading Monkeys With Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas which, for those who haven’t come across it, is a book about writing fiction and how stories work and it’s basically brilliant. I really enjoyed it and I think I learned a lot. (Now to buy my own copy and highlight it and scribble all over it and stick post-it notes in it…) One of the things she gets a reader to do is to fill in a matrix which includes things…

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