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Poem-mas Day 2: Fireworks

Poem-mas Day 2: Fireworks

I’ve got a more cheerful poem for you today, I hope. That is to say, I think it’s more cheerful, but maybe you’ll disagree! If you’re wondering what’s going on, you probably missed my post yesterday explaining my plan to share a poem each day until Christmas, most of them from my first collection (Crossroads Poetry). tl;dr: I’m giving you a poem and a few thoughts about it, wahey. This poem’s called “Fireworks”, and as the title might suggest, it…

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Foundations Of Me

Foundations Of Me

I tell this story every year, but that’s because it’s important to me. It’s my origin story: my superhero origin story. It’s a turning point in my life, a formative influence that made me who I am. So what if you’ve heard it half a dozen times before? Today is the seventh of November. Five years ago today, I sat down at my desk, watching the fireworks from my window, and started writing my first novel — that is to…

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Fireworks And Novels

Fireworks And Novels

The light in my room is off and the brightness on my laptop screen has been dimmed. I have rotated my desk 90 degrees so that it is now facing the window. This allows me to sit at my desk and type while looking out of the window. Why? Because there are fireworks, and I want to watch them, being too much of indoor person to actually go out and see them. (Note for Americans and other aliens – in…

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