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Take the Stage > Anyone with an iPod/Pad/Phone fancy doing me a favour? (0 replies - 1993 views)

My short story 'The Minimum Wages of Sin' is in the Ether Reads Sci Fi and Fantasy Short Story Competition... details on my blog http://www.unexplodedtruths.com It's a ...   Mon Jun 11th, 2012 01:44 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > A Reputable Establishment (0 replies - 1772 views)

I haven't been to that bar that they built on the ground of the ancient Indian burial mound. Where everyone pays by card so the chink of coins doesn't ...   Wed May 9th, 2012 09:46 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > THE RED HAT (3 replies - 3501 views)

I enjoyed this a lot. I stop by the forums only rarely, and always find something new that I like :) ...   Mon Mar 19th, 2012 05:14 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Keeping the Appointment (1 reply - 1929 views)

The last line of this really works for me, seems to finish the whole thing off perfectly in a way I can't quite articulate. ...   Mon Mar 19th, 2012 05:13 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The perils of being a river tour guide on a bank holiday monday at 3pm (3 replies - 3104 views)

Hehe, I think I might look up the employee airplane rage I hadn't heard about that. Ta for the feedback... I love my job really, I'm ...   Mon Mar 19th, 2012 05:11 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The perils of being a river tour guide on a bank holiday monday at 3pm (3 replies - 3104 views)

The perils of being a river tour guide on a bank holiday monday at 3pm I do not want to give this tour. Not this tour to these hot, ...   Thu Mar 15th, 2012 04:12 pm

Take the Stage > Sorcerers, Wizards and Creative Writing (8 replies - 5932 views)

And Part II is now up (AND at a reasonable time of day... in GMT at any rate.) ...   Sat Jan 28th, 2012 07:17 pm

Take the Stage > Sorcerers, Wizards and Creative Writing (8 replies - 5932 views)

Thanks for the thoughtful reply, what you say about mentors rings very true... And about learning from others. It was a bitter pill to swallow, but ...   Thu Jan 26th, 2012 11:51 am

Take the Stage > Sorcerers, Wizards and Creative Writing (8 replies - 5932 views)

Aha! There should now be an option to subscribe by email in the bottom-right corner, in case RSS isn't your thing :) ...   Tue Jan 24th, 2012 08:08 pm

Take the Stage > Sorcerers, Wizards and Creative Writing (8 replies - 5932 views)

Thanks katoagogo, The easiest way I can think of would be to subscribe to the RSS feed using something like Google Reader (if you've got a ...   Tue Jan 24th, 2012 07:36 pm

Take the Stage > Sorcerers, Wizards and Creative Writing (8 replies - 5932 views)

Today on my blog I'm discussing my Sorcerers and Wizards Theory of Creative Writing. http://unexplodedtruths.com/ "In writing, like in dungeons and dragons, there are sorcerers and there ...   Tue Jan 24th, 2012 03:44 am

Take the Stage > FREE WEBSITE (4 replies - 4040 views)

I've recently just set up a wordpress on my domain, gives a nice clean looking blog that can double as a website if you use ...   Fri Jan 13th, 2012 05:48 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Maybe Freud was Right (3 replies - 2603 views)

Most psychiatrists aren't qualified to write poetry, I know which of the two I'd sooner leave out of the equation :D ...   Sat Dec 3rd, 2011 10:59 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Maybe Freud was Right (3 replies - 2603 views)

Beautiful idea for a layout, and a really haunting poem. Thanks for posting this. ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 01:45 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Golden Record (1 reply - 1950 views)

I worry about that Voyager Golden Record We sent into space I worry aliens will think We have have eight limbs And two heads I worry that malevolent beings will ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 10:04 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Punting on the Cam (2 replies - 2389 views)

This is the current draft, ------------ I’ve been asked more than once, ‘Is this a real river?’ By incredulous tourists, Packed industrially into boats, While a hundred tour guides shout over ...   Thu Oct 13th, 2011 02:26 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Punting on the Cam (2 replies - 2389 views)

I've been asked more than once, 'Is this a real river?' By incredulous tourists, Packed industrially into boats, While a hundred tour guides shout over shouting, Pumping these old stones, For ...   Thu Oct 13th, 2011 01:48 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Consider the Lillies (3 replies - 3134 views)

Thanks :) It hadn't occurred to me to see the sword as a phallic symbol, though I was trying to capture a "sex and violence" sorta ...   Tue Apr 19th, 2011 02:46 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Consider the Lillies (3 replies - 3134 views)

Consider the Lilies, Evil sadistic bastards. The Lilies, Like Pharaoh, Do not toil. Each Lily is a capstone, On an evolutionary pyramid, Built from flesh and bone. You can afford to relax in ...   Tue Apr 19th, 2011 01:16 pm

Critique my Play > ALIENS (6 replies - 4988 views)

lol I must say I didn't interpret it as an endorsement of david Icke, being part Jewish, or "part reptillian shapeshifter" as Icke would have ...   Sun Nov 28th, 2010 12:00 pm

Critique my Play > ALIENS (6 replies - 4988 views)

I liked it, simple, dripping irony. Some audiences might find it a bit dry, lacking in punch-lines, though personally that suites my taste. ...   Sat Nov 27th, 2010 09:52 pm

Critique my Play > Frau Berliner-Mauer (2 replies - 2722 views)

Thanks Timmy, I'll look him up. Here is the rest of it, bit of a short one, playing with ideas more than anything else. ---------------------- ELDERLY GENTLEMAN exits. Lights ...   Sat Nov 27th, 2010 06:15 pm

Critique my Play > Frau Berliner-Mauer (2 replies - 2722 views)

A bit from something I'm working on, (very) loosely inspired by an actual person ------------------------------------------ Bard: We are aware that the following tale takes several liberties with architecture, ...   Sat Nov 27th, 2010 04:01 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > An Invitation to My Life (1 reply - 1715 views)

I enjoyed this a lot Timmy, really made me smile. ...   Wed Nov 10th, 2010 08:28 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Absence Makes the Heart Grow Stranger (0 replies - 1529 views)

You will not find me here nor there For I have gone some other where Thereupon strange roads to tread To hunt the creatures in my head ...   Mon Nov 8th, 2010 09:54 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Where I Went When I Died and What I Saw There (0 replies - 1503 views)

There were angels, and a bright light. A choir playing there, Lots of people queuing For a tunnel and the stair. I saw everyone I loved, And many people ...   Tue Aug 17th, 2010 09:45 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Book was Better than the Movie (0 replies - 1349 views)

Now he's got Britney Spears Jesus is doing fine But I remember when He turned water into wine With Sting and Richard Gere Buddha's got it made But I saw all ...   Sun Aug 15th, 2010 11:51 pm

Critique my Play > Yggdrasil (7 replies - 4815 views)

More from where that came from: --------------- MR BANYAN exits. Lights down. When the lights return, they are dimmer, it is night time. ADAM and EVELYN are on stage ...   Sat Aug 14th, 2010 05:23 pm

Critique my Play > Yggdrasil (7 replies - 4815 views)

Thanks Paddy, that's most of what I've got so far... fairly early stages yet, I agree about the voices, I think I'll need to work ...   Mon Aug 9th, 2010 10:45 pm

Work-in-Progress > An Angst Driven Teenage Social Awareness Play (5 replies - 8871 views)

I liked it Darkja, I think it would work well as a part of a wider sketch show, though may struggle to stand alone as ...   Mon Aug 9th, 2010 08:31 pm

Critique my Play > Yggdrasil (7 replies - 4815 views)

The stage is bare except for a table upon which are some vials and instruments that look suitably scientific. An unshaven man (ADAM) in a ...   Mon Aug 9th, 2010 08:22 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Words, arranged (1 reply - 1779 views)

I'm not much of a poet, To me trees just look like trees I'll never be a scientist, To me trees just look like trees I don't see photosynthesis, ...   Thu May 27th, 2010 07:42 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Lazy Dead (1 reply - 1870 views)

There's a hundred people dying In our country every day Put their feet up in their coffins And right there they will lay They don't bother to work Their moneys ...   Wed May 19th, 2010 07:07 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Other Apostle (6 replies - 4453 views)

I like your poems Timmy, even when I feel that I haven't fully understood them on an intellectual level, they tend to move something in ...   Wed Apr 7th, 2010 07:37 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Changelings (0 replies - 1330 views)

Changelings There are goblins living in the centre of the Earth They swap their kids for ours As soon as we give birth And if it is a goblin That some ...   Tue Apr 6th, 2010 08:24 pm

Work-in-Progress > Some Silliness About a fortune cookie (4 replies - 5497 views)

I liked this, I thought the idea was in some ways an old one, (not the fortune cookies, the romantic bit) but the dialogue and ...   Mon Apr 5th, 2010 04:49 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > To Boldly Go... (0 replies - 1349 views)

To Boldly Go… Aliens laid eggs in my chest While I was out in space They did it with a spiky tube Inserted in my face Then I met a ...   Sun Mar 7th, 2010 12:20 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Snakes Will Eat Their Own Tales (4 replies - 2847 views)

Thanks :) That was what I was aiming at. ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 07:34 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Confessions of a Freshman (1971) (10 replies - 6056 views)

I enjoyed reading this :) Witty, nostalgic, and very close to home ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 07:29 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Pantomime Sublime (0 replies - 1354 views)

Heaven's sneaking up behind me But when I turn around It's vanished in an instant Hidden under ground I set myself to digging So to find it there When suddenly I ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 07:25 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Snakes Will Eat Their Own Tales (4 replies - 2847 views)

First the banker takes some money Which he gives to your boss And bumps the interest up So we borrow at a loss Your boss takes the money but he ...   Sat Jan 16th, 2010 05:06 pm

Announcements > Tall Tales, Short Stories & Unexploded Truths (2 replies - 2993 views)

It's finally up. My new blog, with FREE, yes you heard right, free, stories from yours truly, in a shameless effort to increase his overall ...   Sun Jan 10th, 2010 07:59 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Ambitious People Get Receipts (2 replies - 2448 views)

Thanks :) lol I have about five different versions of that stanza :) I had a slow-day at work. I like your thoughts on it, I shall ...   Tue Nov 17th, 2009 08:45 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Ambitious People Get Receipts (2 replies - 2448 views)

Ambitious People Get Receipts First I went to school Exams, I did my share They gave me bits of paper, To prove that I was there Then I went to ...   Mon Nov 16th, 2009 05:53 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Intelligentsiaren't (2 replies - 2091 views)

I posed the same question to a friend once, but he said he couldn't have brought it on himself... since he never votes *cringe* ...   Mon Aug 17th, 2009 06:56 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Intelligentsiaren't (2 replies - 2091 views)

Intelligentsiaren't There's morons in the government, and I'm not one to complain, There's morons on the TV, A moron drives my train, There's idiots in uniforms, And dumbfucks in the schools, They're ...   Sun Aug 16th, 2009 02:51 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Itch (0 replies - 1247 views)

One day soon I shall crack A rictus grin will split me down the middle I'll laugh and rave and preach to the birds I'll sit like Buddha sat and shit as ...   Mon Jun 29th, 2009 09:43 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > A Sonnet to Haiku (1 reply - 1851 views)

I wish I was a Haiku, so simple, Not unwieldy and cumbersome like me, If I were Haiku, I'd be done by now I am looking to lose ...   Mon Jun 22nd, 2009 10:22 pm

Critique my Play > Jenga (5 replies - 3857 views)

Thanks Clausey :) I hadn't thought to give significance the numbers of the floors... which in many ways is a little unlike me. Though if you ...   Tue Jun 9th, 2009 05:57 pm

Critique my Play > Jenga (5 replies - 3857 views)

I was worried about 9/11 comparisons, but I guess they're hard to avoid to an extant. I'm not even sure how I would stage it :) ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 06:59 pm


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