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    Playing, performing classical / early music. Visual arts. Gardening, countryside, landscape. Photography. Writing, language. Blogging

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  1. I have brain ache. Participating in a hosted online flash fiction workshop since Friday. 3 pieces written, one using an experimental format, several other writers' work commented on. Great experience, great writers. Retreat West may well have my custom again.

    1. Thorn Wilde

      Thorn Wilde

      Sounds like fun! :) 

  2. My feelings exactly, Gary. And just as true. Even more for us authors who don't have your dedicated base of readers. Or for someone in my situation, where I'm posting irregularly to a prompt collection as I write my next magnum opus off-stage.
  3. I share the unease at the number of stories being reduced on the front page as seen on a laptop. But remember, on a mobile view, stories don't feature on the equivalent front page at all. Is the change related to how many people bypass the front page and go straight to Stories? If it's a space issue, I don't need to be told which clubs I'm a member of. In a related matter, the Club Forums now appear as a jumble. I hope that's not their final position. To me, it would make sense to have the Fan Clubs in a section on their own. I know I can select what I want to see, but I prefer to keep a broad view.
  4. For once, I read this straight off. It is fun and enjoyable but I join with the comments asking for more. It felt like the opening chapters of something longer. Thanks, @Andrew Q Gordon
  5. I wonder at my creative brain sometimes. A weekly prompt asks for a flash piece which ends with the main character losing a competition. So far, so what the hell do I write? My brain chirps up: a mediaeval knight, that's what you need. :huh:  Really? Guess what I'm currently writing about...  :rolleyes:

    oh no oops GIF

    1. Headstall


      Huckleberry Hound? :P 

    2. northie


      @Headstall Nope... but definitely a joust - armour, knights, horses and all.

    3. Slytherin


      Blue dog, cute 💙 :funny:

  6. I like the new banner, Steve. Your own creation, of course...
  7. Another BBC news short - this time about a photo, love, and loss in Russia.

    BBC News - Why being gay in Russia is about “love and passion"

  8. As Parker's own description of his poetry reads: I'd add: love, family, the firmament, and central to all, his lived experience. His verse makes me laugh, cry, reflect, and wonder at his skill with words. If you haven't sampled his poetry, or you'd normally avoid such stuff at all costs, give it a try. You won't regret it. ❤️
  9. Hi, AC. If you haven't already seen this somewhere, I think you'll find it interesting.

    BBC News - The 200-year-old diary that's rewriting gay history

    1. AC Benus

      AC Benus

      Thank you, northie. You are kind to think of me :)

    2. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      That was so cool !

  10. Horizontal rain and gale force winds. Lovely. <_< Thanks, Storm Ciara.

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    2. northie


      @ancientrichard Yeah, the worst seems to be over, and really it was much less bad than the coastline. 

    3. Thorn Wilde

      Thorn Wilde

      I crossed the ocean between Denmark and Sweden in gale force winds today. It was not fun. Hope everything's okay!

    4. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      Lots of wind and rain Sunday but not officially a storm in Denmark. But bad enough, so I feel sorry for you @Thorn Wilde

  11. Answered my own question - it seems to be cookies issue. No other actions required, I think.
  12. Over the past couple of days, I've noticed when I login, I don't appear at the start of the 'Who's online' list. Being nosy, I always look to see who's also here. Just now, I refreshed the page a couple of times over the space of two or three minutes and the order / representation of names didn't change. Is that an issue my end, or is there a problem with this part of the site? Chrome on an Android tablet and Windows laptop.
  13. Next chapter to be written for Never Too Late Part 3 will introduce Rob Bairstow. Remember him? And what will it mean for Eric?

  14. OK... 5 chapters and 16.5 k words down and I'm getting ready to introduce Rob Bairstow. Remember him? The precise circumstances of his appearance are for me to know and you to ponder. Things are going steady and I think the proposed date of September or thereabouts is pretty realistic.
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