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Welcome to Newsletter #127

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Checkout by Caroline Bird
[Checkout by Caroline Bird]

A tale I heard

Jim Cummings, writer, director and lead actor of crowd-funded film Thunder Road, on his advice for young filmmakers:

"Never imagine that anybody’s going to help you. If you wake up each morning and say 'Nobody’s going to help me make this movie', that’s a pretty honest and reasonable expectation. If you do that long enough, you’ll start to make the thing yourself and people sometimes come in and help out."

A tale I saw

The Last Binman Poet by Scroobius Pip
[The Last Binman Poet by Scroobius Pip]

A tale I wrote

Jed threw the dirty duvet cover
on the floor. He grabbed the fresh,
clean, white one to replace it. 
He opted for the method
where you turn the cover
inside out and put your arms
and head in the middle
so that you sort of wear it 
and look a bit like a ghost.
Unfortunately, or fortunately
depending on your comic persuasion,
a filling fell out of one of his molars 
and choked him to death, 
so when he came back to haunt
his ex boyfriend,
a shelf stacker at his Sainsbury's Local
and that bus driver
who once called him a 'tosser',
he looked a little pathetic.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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