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Terrible Openings I Paid For

The opening of a book should break the reader apart completely – they should scream as another world bursts into the vacuum of reality. I push my paperback into my rucksack – I don’t care if the pages get damaged. … Continue reading

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Pontypridd Station at night

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Railways were an elaborate hoax

One day Kaitlin met a boy in the pub – they had lots in common including their love of Japanese wood-cuts. He fell in love with her but was unable to say it. To show his feelings without using words … Continue reading

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Passenger Safety

‘The train on platform three is not for public use – please do not board this train.’ . The platform shakes. I watch as a black glacier approaches the station – fifty-two wagons of coal covered in graffiti and hazard … Continue reading

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Platform Ritual

I wait on the platform for a seat that will carry me into town. There is a book in my bag, safe, I touched it before I left the house. I never get my book out on the platform. A … Continue reading

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