This here is a link to a poetry anthology in which I am published (and which I also proof read, so I can assure you that there are no stray commas).
The anthology was all put together by my excellent friend and comrade George, who basically decided one day that he was going to raise money for Cancer Research, and subsequently put together an anthology with the aid of over 100 poetic contributions. All money raised from this anthology goes to Cancer Research, and it’s already raised several hundreds of pounds - but we can do better!
It’s a cause that’s somewhat close to my heart, as my grandmother is currently undergoing radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer, and I would really appreciate it if you could share this link and spread the word.
I’m Anwen and I have a secret hidden talent
u look like luna lovegood!!
This is the third Luna Lovegood comparison I’ve had on this post, and let me tell you that if I had a mere penny for every time I’d ever been compared to Luna Lovegood in my life to date, I’d have a much better relationship with my bank manager. I’ve even been asked for an autograph before by some poor misguided fan. But hey, Luna Lovegood is one of my favourite fictional characters, so I’m not complaining. I just wish I had real magical abilities beyond balancing cutlery on my proboscis.
Fun with NHS property (mine is the one on the right, the one that’s so detailed and realistic that it could be a photograph)
rachelmloose replied to your post “rachelmloose replied to your post: Does anyone else get that thing…”
Done! Shall we share what we’ve written?
Good idea! How’s best to share? 500 words may not fit in the ol’ ask box!
So many comic book scripts in my head…so little actually written.
I have three fully plotted novels (nearly four!) and no more than about 6,000 words for two of them. It’s grotesque.
I write poems in my head all the time though I have never written any of them down. I haven’t drawn anything I would consider satisfying for years, my head is starting to fill.
Don’t let your head fill up! Let them out! Free them into the world!
doggtorwho replied to your post “Does anyone else get that thing when you mentally write reams and…”
I’ve sat at Final Draft for over a year (intermittently of course) trying to write a script for a story I came up with. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve tried to do.
Oh God, Final Draft is soul destroying! That blank page… I’ve been in your position, friend. Except actually, I gave up after like 6 months, so you’re winning.
Seeing as this post got a fair few replies in a mere 15 minutes, here is a thing: all of us have to write at least 500 words tonight. OK?! Let’s go! Hop to it!
Does anyone else get that thing when you mentally write reams and reams of story in your tiny brain and you think yes yes this is the time I have a breakthrough and then you sit down to write it and you just get terrified and nope right out of there
My name is Anwen and let me tell you, it’s a real ballache having a name that is almost phonetically indistinguishable from ‘and when’
This will forever be adorable
I’m Anwen and I have a secret hidden talent
It’s not very secret, is it dear?
Yes it is 100% secret there are secret files on it in a secret language in the secret room in the secret government basement where all the secret people meet and talk about secret things
(there are no thoughts
of other things
only moments of negative space
when I don’t know where you are
and these are the
heaviest thoughts of all)
You are in all my atoms
you are nowhere else
and the world is heavier for it
(sometimes I think that must be why
the days go slower sometimes)
sometimes I think the world spins on its axis
for want of you
and sometimes I think
it never even
It is all a youless Ulysses
a stream of consciousness and
It is all the places you are not
and you are everywhere
and you are not here
and I carry the weight
and I will carry the weight
and there is no pastpresentfuture
alwaysalwaysalways where are you
it’s dark and we’re
There’s no getting over it
no’the first year is the hardest, you know’
or ‘it hurts at first, but’ -
there is no lightening of the load
no exhalation of that breath
stuck fast between my lungs
there’s only one year
then two years
then three years
Many thank! I am planning on doing a different retelling every week - I’ve done the odd few in the past here, which I’m sure will be 100% helpful to your degree.
I’m so excited for you to be doing Ancient History!! That’s going to be literally the best degree ever, and you’re going to have such a good time. Uni is the best. Just make sure that you buy more than one set of cutlery and crockery for your first year, because your flatmates will get drunk and they will break your bowls. Good luck, you incredibly intelligent bean, you!