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Why Splitting Spines?
Romanticising Proofreaders: What should you expect from your editors?
Broken Spines and Folded Pages
Vocal+ regularly hosts creative writing competitions with individual prompts. In February 2023 I was fortunate to have had two of my stories come as 1 of 10 runners-up. Please click to read directly on the website where all my pieces are published under the pseudonym C. R. Drinkwater.
Ariadne of Crete
It should be impossible but there he walks through the surf I thought sure he’d forgotten. My lungs feel close to collapse as I try to make sense of the sight of Theseus, returning to my side.
For days I’ve wept and yelled
Coffee at One
Scratch that. Entirely certain that you did not send.
You sigh, sit, and rub hand over eye as you press the button again. Off and on, like clockwork. Whenever there’s a problem, you turn it off and on again. Wouldn’t it be great if that same principle applied t
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