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Welcome to Newsletter #197

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

The Passing of Time by Mary Ruefle
[The Passing of Time by Mary Ruefle]

A tale I heard

Actor Will Ferrell on ambition and a stable job:

"The stereotype you made fun of as a kid was ‘the job in the bank’. But to me that always sounded all right. Nine to five and you know where you’re going. You get a decent salary and vacations and get to carry a briefcase. I was fine with that idea. But then I also realised at a young age that I loved writing. I was doing little comedy bits. I never had the guts to realise I might be a performer. But by the time I graduated college I knew that thought would eat away at me if I didn’t give it a shot. Thank God with the success I’ve had I’ve been able to have stability, too. When I’m at home with the family now it is a blissfully boring existence."

A tale I saw

Fucking In Cornwall by Ella Frears 

A tale I wrote

I cannot imagine,
but I do my best

to think about
the possibility

of a hand
big enough

to open my roof
and lift me

up by the scalp
high enough

to show me
I am

small enough
to matter.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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