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Welcome to Newsletter #206

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Gifts by Lewis Buxton
[Gifts by Lewis Buxton]

A tale I heard

Actor Emma Stone on being a woman in the public eye:

"If you're not a straight white man, you're put into a box. If you're anything other than that, you get put into boxes. You know what's worse is not even the boxes that I feel other people have put me in, it's the boxes I feel I've put myself in. That's the harder thing to unpack for me, because from a young age, I thought I needed to be a particular way and I had just so much anxiety and I was so convinced that I needed to do everything right and I couldn't fuck up. I had a lot of perfectionism and ‘control stuff’ around it and from a young age, I put myself into boxes from being anxious. It really limited me for a long time and still does in some ways, just a fear to feel totally free."

A tale I saw

Silence by Becksy Becks  

A tale I wrote

He melted into himself.
He felt his chest collapse
like a sponge pudding
under the heat of liquid toffee,
his stomach fold
like a trestle table 
at the end of a buffet.
It wasn't what he wanted
but he was so good at it by now
he was beginning to enjoy
the feeling of his skin

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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