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Novel: Times 1–4, Chapter 17, Extract 3

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My first writing was a dark poem; it was very much a poem about my being trapped, in the same way that you seemed trapped in your poem. Also in the way that Sylvia Plath, in her poem Wuthering Heights, seems to be trapped.

I don’t have my dark poem…


Poetry: Real Time (Almost) Volume 3


Novel: Times 1–4, Chapter 17, Extract 2

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Do you know anything at all about Polyamory Research, is that something you have had to use in your relationship therapy work. I have read this definition: Polyamory is the non-possessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultaneously. …


Novel: Times 1–4, Chapter 17, Extract 1

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I hope you feel that you can share with me

I feel a mild euphoria as I write this. Can you sense a change in the flow, between the You sections and the Story sections? Do you think the imaginary characters allow me more freedom (than writing about you, writing…



Novel: Times 1–4, Chapter 16, Extract 4

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We have a good evening; we talk about our company, about what we each do there. I am new, so I ask her about some of the pitfalls, some of the people to avoid. …



Novel: Times 1–4, Chapter 16, Extract 3

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Fortunately most of the shops deliver, so I don’t get overloaded; I do though keep the musk eau-de-cologne, and the bamboo socks with me. I want to feel good this evening; I am meeting up with a woman from work, who I bumped into in the bookshop. …

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