Flash Fiction (?): Language Lessons

Language Lessons  It started with the books. The ones that they distributed at school. They were hardback, shinier and more colourful than your paperback ones. Their pages were smoother. Your hand slipped across them as your fingers traced words you did not yet understand. You learned by seeing, by making up your own stories about the blonde…

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When Words Fail.

Growing up, it was always a close call between art or literature. I even looked up joint degrees that allowed you to study art AND literature at university, before deciding on literature in the end, knowing that it would be better to get to the core of one which might be ‘better in the long…

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Book Review: Between Here and Knitwear by Chrissie Gittins

Originally published on Wales Arts Review: Between Here and Knitwear by Chrissie Gittins Short stories more often than not present the reader with snapshots of a larger life. Rather than depicting the whole story, they capture moments, while demonstrating the writer’s ability to use language skilfully and economically. Chrissie Gittins’ semi-autobiographical short story collection does just…

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