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What Is The Cutout Series?

What Is The Cutout Series?

Sometimes, when words stick to the back of my hands and refuse to move to my fingers, I need to find alternative ways to tell a story. The Cutout Series started life cohesively on a board; a visual representation of a novel I am writing. A way for characters and themes to take on a …

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Marcus Aureli…us / Musings

Marcus Aureli…us / Musings

I am reading ‘Meditations’ again, the private thoughts of Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher Marcus Aurelius, and like always I am deeply moved. The original audience for Aurelius’ wisdom was men. Ancient Rome was after all a deeply entrenched patriarchal society, with little regard for or movement of women in any social or academic capacity. …

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Past In Ashes / Paintings

Past In Ashes / Paintings

What do you do with years worth of diaries that contain the most tumultuous times of your life? This was my conundrum. I didn’t want to keep them. They had done their job and now it was time to let go. But how? Throw them away? Shred them? Burn them? I opted for the last …

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Letters / Short Story

Letters / Short Story

Letter 1 I never gave much credence to Calisto‚Äôs opinions, even if he reveled in giving them. Curled up on some impossibly narrow ledge, his bored drawl would seep towards me like a plume of odourless smoke and vanish right before my ears. I liked his company though, peculiar as it was. Not many people …

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