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Desks and the Diseased Mind of Preston Dirges

Desks and the Diseased Mind of Preston Dirges

Preston Dirges sloped into the shapeless beige office building, basked in the piercing rays of the morning sun. His mood absorbed that light, chewed it and spat it out a denuded grey. Preston considered himself a master of changing the […]

Colouring Pleasant Lands

Colouring Pleasant Lands

Green was my shortest colouring pencil. The acorn and the oak. Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood. Pasture and hedgerows. The Hundred Acre Wood. Card tables and snooker baize. My lady in greensleeves. Bowls to the Armada. Fish and chips and […]

Conversation with the Copywright

Conversation with the Copywright

[In an early 12th century Benedictine monastery, a monk called Paul is silently scribing the words of the Bible from one book to another. Another monk, Gregory, noisily bursts in to Paul’s chamber.] Greg: Watcha doin’, Paul? Paul: Greg? I […]

Losing a General Election (and hoping nobody notices)

Losing a General Election (and hoping nobody notices)

In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 UK General Election, there was a lot of talk about whether any party won and which party or parties lost. Labour’s stock line was that nobody won. The Conservatives focused on the fact […]