The Wednesday Painting

The Wednesday Painting

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Short Story Saturday: Flock by Mike Russell

This week's short story is Mike Russell's Flock. I hope you enjoy it! Flock is just one of eight stories in the collection Strange Medicine.   Flock    Anthony Tobias Bradshaw sits, as usual, on the 7:00 a.m. train, on his way to work. Dressed in his black raincoat, pin-striped suit, white shirt, black tie … Continue reading Short Story Saturday: Flock by Mike Russell

The Monday Poem – The South Country by Hilaire Belloc

HILAIRE BELLOC THE SOUTH COUNTRY   When I am living in the Midlands That are sodden and unkind, I light my lamp in the evening: My work is left behind; And the great hills of the South Country Come back into my mind. The great hills of the South Country They stand along the sea; … Continue reading The Monday Poem – The South Country by Hilaire Belloc

Short Story Saturday – The Diaries of Sun City

The Diaries of Sun City By Mike Russell From short story collection Nothing Is Strange   Dear Diary, Hello. It is Monday. I live in Sun City. Sun City is a city that is entirely contained inside an enormous concrete building in the shape of a sun. Its rays house our living quarters; its circular … Continue reading Short Story Saturday – The Diaries of Sun City

The Monday Poem: Little song for the maimed

Little song for the maimed by Benjamin Peret   Lend me your arm To replace my leg The rats ate it for me At Verdun At Verdun I ate a lot of rats But they didn't give me back my leg And that's why I was given the Croix de Guerre And a wooden leg … Continue reading The Monday Poem: Little song for the maimed

The Friday Film – Beetlejuice (1988)

It's high on my list of Tim Burton favourites. It was obviously a huge hit and you can even get Beetlejuice Lego! I've watched the film so many times and it delights me with every viewing. The Day-O dinner scene is one of the greatest comedy moments in the history of film.

7 Quotes from Hans (Jean) Arp

Hans when he spoke in German and Jean when in French, either way, Mr Arp had some wise words to share.   1. 2. the streams buck like rams in a tent whips crack and from the hills come the crookedly combed shadows of the shepherds. black eggs and fools' bells fall from the trees. … Continue reading 7 Quotes from Hans (Jean) Arp