Tag: Life

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Recommended Reads – The Eternal Husband

Recommended Reads The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoyevsky My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this book by impulse when abroad. I hadn’t before heard of this title, yet am fond of novellas, and regard Dostoyevsky highly. Some of his larger novels can be difficult at parts to follow – peculiar character names,…
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Complaints (Poem)

A terrible morning, Mourning joy lost, Troubles are mounting, A mountain of costs   Poor customer service, Treated like a servant, Let down; forever waiting, So many expectations.   Lunch almost tasteless, Coffee without a kick, Accumulation of wastage, Whole body is sick.   I shall lodge a many complaint, In spite of ill health,…
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On this Two Way Street (Short Story)

It is a peculiar place. In a November afternoon reminiscing of an April of years ago – the crispy breeze amongst a sun bestowing light generously but only teasing samples of its warmth. The leaves that left, the soil that wept but the seasons are one and the same. All in this vicinity that had…
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Recommended Reads)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars ‘It often seems to me that art conceals the artist far more completely than it ever reveals him. ‘ This short novel was highly controversial in its time, and Wilde revised the novel due to some of the criticisms it received.…
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The Blink That Killed The Eye (Recommended Reads)

The Blink That Killed the Eye by Anthony Anaxagorou My rating: 4 of 5 stars From the title, this short story collection draws intrigue. As with some other reviews, this book is definitely more along the 4.5 than 4 rating. Anthony Anaxagorou has an awe-worthy grasp on words. He often strings them together effortlessly with…
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Idol Talk (Poem)

I once loved a sports player, Peak attributes and physique, Yet awe turned to critique, As I learned of his cheats. So I lost faith in sport.   I once admired a musician, Her words – harmonious melody, Yet once listening at an audition… Vocals… but a pre-recorded felony. So I lost faith in music.…
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Siddhartha (Recommended Reads)

There are terms throughout this book that more than likely a great many of us will not be familiar with, yet do not let that put you off. This is a great tale of life as it details the clash of a young man named Siddhartha as he struggles between the material world and the…
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Plasticine and paint (Short Story)

There was something about playing with plasticine as a child. Taking off their suffocating containers to set free shapes of wonder. Experimenting with its tastelessness as a curious child. Smelling its uninspired scent from the fragrance of blandness. Yet in it are possibilities, straight from the pack are different colours and sizes and powers to…
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Travellers (Short Story)

Do you ever notice how children endeavour to move? They long to conquer their surroundings – their eyes speaking fascination of the world, their open mouths screaming misinterpreted joys of sights they behold. They fall only to learn how bruises can turn to steps. Young ones secretly know a lot that we do not –…
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His story (Short Story)

He looked around, bewildered. A history buff, a cultured fanatic – Ade was no stranger to museums and exhibitions. Caesar, Napoleon, the Pharaohs of old – Ade was witnessing fragments held in glass, yet to be deciphered in his mental mind map. This was not short of an obsession. Tales of the ancients, Ade was…
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