Slip into the strange light of another world. You might come back safely.

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Now, thank goodness, fairy tales are inspiring modern literature.


I had an epiphany this morning, and I think it had more to do with the jellyfish than the coffee.

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‘The Goldfish Bowl and Other Stories’ shows us there’s a lot below the surface of a story.

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He has an idea. He knows it’s good. …


‘I doubt whether it would be possible to mention any author of note, whose personal obscurity was so complete.’

Image from ‘Emma’, sourced from US Magazine


The strange charm of the sock, from modern art exhibits to London’s sock police

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Every time I hear a stable boy speak roughly to one of my fillies I want to pitchfork him

Elizabeth Arden Graham with one of her jockeys (not a whip in sight, of course). Image here.


It looks like there’s hope, but enjoy them while you can.

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“Books are everywhere; and always the same sense of adventure fills us,” Virginia Woolf once wrote.


Perspective of a supermarket employee in Australia’s latest lockdown

“It was the animalistic descent of community into individualism,” she said. …


Plastic is out: Sustainability is the hot new thing in packaging.

“Why is it alright for them to pollute our world just because it’s cost effective?”

“He’ll have fresh breath when we pull him up, Johnny!”

Ellie Baker

I’m a fan of new perspectives, and hilarity. And birds. I hope my writing makes your day a bit weirder.

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