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Welcome to Newsletter #111

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Rollerball by Rob Auton
[Rollerball by Rob Auton]

A tale I heard

Actor Paul Rudd on his career influencing his home life:

“My son, when he was about three, was going through that phase where he didn’t want my wife and I to talk to each other. And whenever we would just be at home and we were talking to each other, he would say, ‘Don’t talk.’ And I remember saying to him, ‘Your mum and I are going to talk. We just are.’ And he goes, ‘No, I don’t want you to.’ And I said, ‘Well tough, you’re just going to have to get used to it. It’s good that Mommy and Daddy talk.’

And so then, we would continue the conversation, and he would just say, ‘No, stop talking. Stop talking.’ We kept talking. He kept saying stop talking. We kept talking. And finally, he yelled, ‘Action.’ And we looked at him, and he said, ‘When I yell “action,” you’re not allowed to talk.’ And I realise he’s been to too many sets that I have been working on. And then I started laughing so hard at that, and then he started laughing, and then he just went, ‘Cut.’”

A tale I saw

Firesmoke by Kate Tempest
[Firesmoke by Kate Tempest]

A tale I wrote

As Tommy bent down
on one knee, Lilly smiled,
relieved she’d never
have to tie her son’s laces again.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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