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Welcome to Newsletter #190

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

A Boy Runs by Lewis Buxton
[A Boy Runs by Lewis Buxton]

A tale I heard

Actor, writer, director Sylvester Stallone on whether or not Rocky is his legacy:

"It’s like my brother. It’s the only voice that I can say what I want without being ridiculed, or being silly, or being precious or sentimental, because he is that way. Rocky can’t keep quiet. He just talks and talks and spills his guts. And as a writer, if you do that quite often, it looks as though you’re just lost in the world of exposition. But he’s actually saying something, and because of the way he speaks and his naiveté and gentle quality, you listen. Rocky can say things that my other characters can never say."

A tale I saw

Monica by Hera Lindsay Bird (performed by Alice Brittain) 

A tale I wrote


Wonky vase

That morning the sun was out in a way
it made London look like it had just been born.
All stranger smiles and movie vibes.
My feet were gentle springs on pavement.

Walking towards the studio to make you
my palms were Patrick Swayze,
my ears were my best friend Whoopi Goldberg.
I was as light as a ghost, baby.

But when our hands touched I didn’t understand.
My thumbs were stab wounds,
my fingers broken car crash bones.
You were a sloppy corpse, drunk in the afternoon.
London died.

The bowl looked alright though.
I sometimes use it for olives.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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