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Welcome to Newsletter #202

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Stray Animals by James Tate
[Stray Animals by James Tate]

A tale I heard

Actor, writer, comedian, Brett Goldstein on relating to his character, ageing footballer Roy Kent, in the TV show 'Ted Lasso':

"Well, I think there’s a tragedy to him, I grew up around football and professional football in my family. And I have a few friends who are professional footballers that I grew up with. And I see the sort of tragedy of doing this thing that you’ve done since you’re a child. And it’s an amazing life, exciting life, but it’s also limited. There’s a time limit on that life and it’s just to do with your body. And there’s nothing you can do about that. And when that end comes, it’s like, “What next?” What is that? You’ve not really been taught. You’ve lived quite a weird life. With Roy, this is sort of looming, he knows he’s got one or two seasons left in him and there’s a real kind of sadness like, this is it. And at the beginning of the first season, I think he’s fully depressed. He’s on this shit team that isn’t very good and they’re going nowhere and this is how he’s going to finish this amazing career. But also I relate to the rage. I think I have that in me that I suppress a lot, but Roy doesn’t. So that’s always a pleasure to be able to express."

A tale I saw

Innit, Love? by Tony Walsh  

A tale I wrote

If you push any harder
your face will burst
through that window
like the flesh bomb
you always have been.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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