Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Loneliness of the Long Story Writer

“Delay is natural to a writer. I walk around, straightening pictures on the wall … ” – EB White Warnings for: whinging, diversions, badgers, and Sherlockianism. Also, a tune by Chicago Time has been on my mind – if not … Continue reading

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“Heroic Couplets”

A bit of poetic nonsense for you: Heroic Couplets Heroic couplets really ought to be fair tales of heroes coupling heroically Say Nelson, St Joan, in a heated tub to show Olympus all you need is love Instead that curfew … Continue reading

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Sitting Next to Andy

I am sitting on one of the beige sofas – fake leather, probably plastic. Chosen for its ability to be mopped clean of tea, and sweat, and less savoury substances. Next to me, Andy. Chain-smoker. Creator of some of the … Continue reading

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Bewildered of Battersea, Footsore of Fulham

What happens when a bemused Anglo-American tries to treat the Sprawling Metropolis of London as though it were the Big Small Town of Donny? Does she get: Lost? Hot and bothered? Increasingly frustrated? Blisters on her feet? All of the … Continue reading

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