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Welcome to Newsletter #226

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Intimacy by Maria Ferguson
[Intimacy by Maria Ferguson]

A tale I heard

Actor and writer Craig Cash on his earliest memories of Manchester:

“At Maine Road, Manchester City’s old ground. Being lifted over the fence that separated the Platt Lane end from the main stand by City fans as a little kid. It was a regular thing. Totally illegal, but it meant I could sit with my Dad and it saved him a few quid. The stewards turned a blind eye in them days. I tried it at the Etihad when City moved there but I was 43 by then and the officials failed to see why I had to still sit with my daddy.”

A tale I saw

Each Time I Piss On Hampstead Heath by Cleo Henry

A tale I wrote

Your head is made up
of a bag of Turkey Twizzlers.  
You have the skin
of a fried egg on a burger bun 
and the fingers of a bag of chips. 
I picture you down corridors, 
blazer accidentally tucked 
down the back of your trousers, 
eyes over your shoulder, 
tongue shoved in your backpack. 
There is nothing I can teach you.
I found you sat on a pile of books,
a thumb up your nose,
the moon predictably shining
on the gaps between your curls
as if to say You deserve to be a poem.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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