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Welcome to Newsletter #104

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Rooibos by Laurie Eaves
[Rooibos by Laurie Eaves]

A tale I heard

Writer Kurt Vonnegut on the arts:

"The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."

A tale I saw

The Minute by Oli Forsyth
[The Minute by Oli Forsyth]

A tale I wrote


I just met a glass half full kind of guy.
You know the type.
He’d miss his bus
but wouldn’t mind because
there’ll be another one.
Or he’d rip his trousers but
it was all cool because he was
going to get new ones anyway
Or his girlfriend would cheat on him
and he would be fine because
we are all just pointless blobs of nothing
hurtling towards our inevitable demise
so who cares?

You know the type.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]

Some tales I made


I made a book!

Inspired by Daniel Cockrill’s Low-Fi Series and the spirit of feeling joy in making something and just putting it out into the world, I introduce to you LIVING IN COLOUR. It’s a collection of short poems on self esteem, embarrassment, the awesomeness of small things, smiles, hope and a pork pie.

If you’d like one, reply to this email saying you want a copy. Just £5.00 each.

I’m very excited for you all to read it.
[Living in Colour by Carl Burkitt]
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