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Author: Anna Spargo-Ryan

Book Review: The Yellow Papers

So, I recently read and reviewed The Heart Radical, which is a book also set in a period of war in South-East Asia. Although I didn't love everything about that book, it was a compelling and informative read. I was, therefore, excited to receive a

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Writing prompt #8

We had some dark, dark contributions to last week's prompt, so I've tried something a little lighter this week (but that could potentially be less light, if you wanted it to be -- no fluffy kittens, I'm afraid). Have at it! Hello! Some folk and I

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Writing prompt #7

Hello! Some folk and I were talking on my Facebook page about flash fiction, and how it is super fun but can be hard to get started. So, to (hopefully) help your writing brain warm up, I’m going to put up a weekly writing prompt. There’s no pressure to

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Book review: The Night Guest

Something I think about a lot (and this is obviously not specific to me, no matter how self-absorbed I might become), is loneliness. Not the kind of loneliness that comes from being a young, single person, or the kind of loneliness that comes from being

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Writing Prompt #6

Hello! Some folk and I were talking on my Facebook page about flash fiction, and how it is super fun but can be hard to get started. So, to (hopefully) help your writing brain warm up, I’m going to put up a weekly writing prompt. There’s no pressure to

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Flash Fiction – Judith’s birthday

This is my contribution to this writing prompt. Her cancer began as a disturbance on the surface. Pressing and prodding and six months of chemotherapy and her own chair in the ward next to Prostate Cancer Jack (6-12 months) and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Meghan (80% chance of

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Writing Prompt #5

Hello! Some folk and I were talking on my Facebook page about flash fiction, and how it is super fun but can be hard to get started. So, to (hopefully) help your writing brain warm up, I’m going to put up a weekly writing prompt. There’s no pressure to

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Little Lily

After watching the Digital Writers' Festival session about things we've memorialised online, I went back and had a look through some old blog posts, starting in 2000 when I was an idiot with the world's most terrible boyfriend. But then I found this, from March 2005,

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Flash fiction – Jungle

From this writing prompt He weaves in and out of the dying evening, the daylight hustling, the sun disjointed on the horizon. There is nothing here that will satisfy him, that will fall into his belly in all of its completeness and warm him, and hold

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