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#Daily prompt Leaf Leaf

Their day is done
Chameleon leaves,
 red,yellow, brown,
spiralling down
 to carpet the ground
and muffle wild sounds
once  English greenwood fair
stark now the grey and bare,
limbs reaching heavenly
bereft of their canopy
call out for the sun
stand in supplication
withering, slumbering
till Spring comes calling

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Snack for thought

Originally posted on Rachel Poli: We already talked about the when and why I started writing short stories. But what about you? Pretend you’re back at school and your new English teacher is asking you to write an essay on the first day. (What a jerk, am I right?) Here’s the question: Do you write…

via Why Should You Write Short Stories? — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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Sight #Write photo

Bran threw the scraper to one side. It had been fourteen earth-turns since he had begun his quest. Now it was complete, without help and equipped only with determination and sense of purpose he had made a hole large enough to pass Aena’s daughter’s son through the greystone. He would be protected from all ills by the power of Freyin, controller of the winds, bringer of light, governor of the storm. Bran had heard the tales of other such holy stones, far to the West and over the dark sea. Each one had rained glory upon the head of it’s creator and power to the clan. Now he would be able to enjoy the rewards of his labours. The greystone would become a sacred site of reverence, offerings would be made and wealth would fall upon his and his son’s heads. Bran was pleased. He looked through the stone and in a state of reverie imagined his future as overseer of all the land in his sight.

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Tanka thunder

A hint of darkness

in the high-rise sun-bleached cloud

Summer storm threatens.

Once still, the green leaves tremble

in shy anticipation 

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TJ’s household haiku challenge #15

Meg had just one dream

to dance around the nine stones

and now there are ten


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Why we need our libraries

I have long been an advocate for the retention, extension and continued funding for local libraries, often posting Tweets and blog rants whenever a hint of a library closure has been in the News. Below you will find an initiative by a local group which serves to emphasise one of the benefits to be gained from keeping these establishments adequately funded and supported. I would like to encourage the establishment of more local groups such as this in an effort to open everyone’s eyes, young or old, to the joy of literature in all it’s forms.

I hope this event is supported and successful

Earls Barton Literary Festival

The latest, exciting, venture
for the Friends of Earls
Barton Library, is a Literary
Festival. This will be
held on Saturday 10th and
Sunday 11th June, which is
the middle weekend of the Earls
Barton Village Festival.

There are events throughout the two
days. Poets, authors, an adult story
teller, musicians and actors, will read, run
workshops on Creative Writing and Selfpublishing,
act, sing, play, rap and interact
with audiences of all ages. There is
something for everyone to enjoy. Everything
will take place in the centre of the village, in
the library, of course, as well as in churches,
a hall, a club and even a pub! There are
ten events each day and tickets are just £10
for a day or £15 for the whole
weekend. Younger children
(under 8), can attend free,
but must be accompanied by
a paying adult; children over
eight attending sessions, must
pay the normal fee. Individual
events will be charged at just

For an extra-special finale,
the Friends of Earls Barton
Library are delighted to welcome
back James Hornsby. This talented
actor entranced the village audience
in December with his performance of
‘A Christmas Carol’. For the Festival he
will again appear as Charles Dickens,
performing ‘Great Expectations. It promises
to be a marvellous evening and a fitting
ending to the weekend. Tickets for this are
sold separately at just £5 per head.

The printed programme, with full details of
all the activities will be available very soon,
as will tickets for this most exciting venture.
Please contact Carolyn on
07584 093 039 or by email at to make
enquiries or look on the Earls
Barton Library Facebook page
for details.



Earls Barton Literary Festival

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