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Welcome to Newsletter #222

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Famous Billys by Daniel Cockrill
[Famous Billys by Daniel Cockrill]

A tale I heard

Presenter Alison Hammond on interviewing a tree:

"It was the tree specialist that interviewed her. That’s where people are getting it a bit wrong. I had a specialist who said that she could talk to trees, so I gave her the questions I wanted to ask. It was a great piece of television."

A tale I saw

Check by Laurie Eaves 

A tale I wrote


We tip gravy granules into water
(or the other way round depending on 
who makes it). We wipe tea rings 
off white countertops without thinking.
There's a way to turn the tap on 
that only we know. Don't stand 
on that bit of floorboard 
at this time of night,
 we say 
on the rare occasion 
people come over. Do you remember 
the time we had one song 
on repeat for seven hours 
but didn't realise until the next day?
I don't complain about my back 
anymore, but it's easier to say 
I'm not doing too well these days
before writing a note
to trim the top of the living room door
on Saturday or Sunday next weekend. 

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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