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On Feelings Tolkien

Where are your roots? And your heart?

“It is best to love first what you are fitted to love, I suppose: you must start somewhere and have some roots, and the soil of the Shire is deep. Still there are things deeper and higher; and not a gaffer could tend his garden in what he calls peace but for them, whether he […]

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Short Stories

The Chestnuts

There was a steamy chamomile tea seated by the window. ‘A loose-leaf tea has to be for me to drink’, Tim used to say to people back home. Although, he wasn’t currently at home, so he didn’t say anything. Thus far, all he could do was speak with his mind, while he observed the enormous […]

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Prompts

Write a story in six words

Writing a story in six words, is the fastest way to write a story? Or does it take time? The secret is on choosing the right words. One of the most famous pieces of microfiction is often attributed to Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”. I decided to give it a try: Learnt […]

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MUSIC

Two words: Abbey Road. A place where wonderful things happen. It’s 09.00am. I am getting ready to leave the house and catch the train that will take me to London Bridge Station, where I travel on the jubilee line to St. John’s Wood. Once I get there, I go all the way up the escalators […]

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On Feelings

F E A R

FEAR: Focusing your Eyes on Average Reality Noua Omenire The two faces of Fear Fear never leaves our side. We tend to see that as something negative: it limits our expressions, prevents our progress, makes us angry and frustrated. Furthermore, it also represents that inner voice that encourages us, waiting for us to face it, […]

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DISTANCE

Do you remember Christmas? That time of joy, lights, love, snow. A time of kindness, family, friendship, gathering. Do you remember the excitement on the streets, the shops looking happier than ever, a sense of hope and change in the air? Do you remember that Christmas when we went for a walk outside in the […]

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SLOW

‘Patience’. [I sigh] ‘Patience?’ ‘Yes. Patience’. ‘Is there not an easiest and fastest way?’ ‘Oh, I’m afraid there is not’. [I sigh again. Then, I stand by the window and observe the grove of pine trees outside] ‘Like the smallest of trees, I must learn about patience’. [A hand touches my back, as its owner […]