Dead Bunnies

It’s been a comically long time since my last post, especially considering the topic of it, but here we are again.

Dead. Bunnies. The title is undoubtedly, and unnecessarily morbid, but stick with me.

What I’m actually talking about, is the death of plot bunnies. Plot bunnies being the little story ideas, or post ideas, that you get and jot down to write later. Although in my case, later never comes, and those bastard bunnies plague me endlessly.

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Why we don’t write, or something like that.

Writer’s block. The self-imagined demon that stands between us and our next big project (or blog post apparently). The thing that reappears again and again, throughout our pen-fuelled lives. What is it? Why’s it there? How can we obliterate it for good? 

Well, in all honestly, I have no solid answers. But, I’m going to talk about it anyway.

P.S. I used ‘we’ to make a personal post more inclusive; I’m dragging you all down in my melodrama – if I’m an incompetent writer, you are too. If you have the sheer confidence and discipline to never find your writerly mind blocked? Sorry, and congratulations.

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Tom Hardy: Unmasked

So, there’s been a joke going around the internet about Tom Hardy always being masked in his movies. Granted, that does appear to be Hollywood’s latest kink, but it’s just not true in the grand-Hardy scheme of things.

I am that person that goes onto their favourite actor’s IMDB page to find and watch every feature length film they’ve been in; so, in the confidence of my dedicated and expert research, I present to you Hardy’s unmasked masterpieces. 

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Five books no-one is talking about (but should be)

You’re reading a book; you fall in love with said book, and then discover that nobody you know has read it, or even heard of it. It’s possibly the most infuriating sequence of events that  a reader can be forced to endure, and, thanks to my habit of exclusively reading unconventional, contemporary novels, it’s something I always find myself dealing with. 

So, here is a manifestation of that struggle: five books that deserve to be read, and deserve to be talked about.

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Highs & Lows (A Short Story)

Two teenagers sit on a log; their legs hang over the wood, swinging occasionally. The trees surrounding them are few and rotting, no different from the bark they sit on. Carl lifts his head to the sky, neck bent, eyes trained on the dark above. Beside him, Ant looks to his hands, humming incoherently, his dirty-blond hair tucked behind one ear.

‘Do you ever wonder if they’re up there?’ Carl asks, still looking up.

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