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    Some great lines there. "shackled to words."...

    Some great lines there.

    "shackled to words." How many times have we felt that?

    "as contemporary shadows / in languid apathy / hover o'er their wake." Let that run around your brain for...
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    Imaginative, articulate, full of passion. ...

    Imaginative, articulate, full of passion.

    Loved it.

    Congratulations.
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    Hi Danik. I got the info from a source in...

    Hi Danik.

    I got the info from a source in Singapore, then checked it out. From what I can determine its not "fake news."

    On a different note I read Steve's piece today. That guy is so talented...
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    China perspective,

    CHINA PERSPECTIVE.

    We have for some time now been getting a lot of news regarding China. Most of this output focuses on it being: autocratic, secretive, bullying its neighbours, suppressing...
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    Charming nostalgia, with touches of wry humour. ...

    Charming nostalgia, with touches of wry humour.

    I'm reading Madame Bovary at the moment, and your tale reminded me of a sentence I came across this morning. i.e "his recent sensations blending...
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    You hit the nail on the head with Don Quixote my...

    You hit the nail on the head with Don Quixote my friend. Another book was "The Plague" by Albert Camus, exploring the relative powerlessness of individuals to affect their destinies at the time of a...
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    Thank you my friend for the comments. It was in...

    Thank you my friend for the comments. It was in fact a labour of love writing it and exploring week by week the interrelationships of: friendship, culture, religion and human weakness to which we...
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    Chapter 20. Six months had gone by since the...

    Chapter 20.

    Six months had gone by since the death of Simon when Aaron made the trip to the scene of that event; subconsciously perhaps, as both an act of remembrance and in order to reflect more...
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    Thank you Wolf. Appreciated.

    Thank you Wolf. Appreciated.
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    The New Learning.

    The New Learning.

    The premise of this short piece, arises from the fact that throughout history, certain outstanding events have resulted in significant changes that have encompassed; society,...
  11. Art is much more interesting, just as side alleys...

    Art is much more interesting, just as side alleys are sometimes more bewitching than the main drag.
  12. Admire the honesty of their terminology Danik. ...

    Admire the honesty of their terminology Danik.

    Not "Assimilation," but "Cannibalism," dovetailing with the national historical culture of fine dining !!
  13. Yes Wolf, kindly do a piece on cannibalism. I...

    Yes Wolf, kindly do a piece on cannibalism.

    I came across the practice in Papua New Guinea, where not too long ago Methodist ministers had been sent to convert the hill tribes and got eaten. Then...
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    Chapter 19. Monday morning and Arron was in a...

    Chapter 19.

    Monday morning and Arron was in a dark blue Citroen parked strategically, both; within striking distance and with visual sight of approaches to the bank prior to its opening at 9am. It...
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    Thanks for reading buddy & the feedback. ...

    Thanks for reading buddy & the feedback.

    Couple more chapters should put this one to bed at last.
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    You captured it succinctly sir. Well done. ...

    You captured it succinctly sir. Well done.

    Atmosphere and surroundings are so important, even if the human activity of transporting a g&t is minimal.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one finding it...
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    Chapter 18. Arron was surprised that it had...

    Chapter 18.

    Arron was surprised that it had taken just over a week for Simon to be lured to Cyprus.

    The island had in the meantime been oppressively hot even by local standards; and even if...
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    Chapter 17. The Cyprus Bank. Aaron arrived...

    Chapter 17.

    The Cyprus Bank.

    Aaron arrived in southern Cyprus by plane on the 1st August. It was Sunday, and the airport was quiet. An amber alert was in place for extremely hot conditions, as...
  19. Thread: Hemingway.

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    Thanks buddy for the gentle push & encouragement...

    Thanks buddy for the gentle push & encouragement to revisit the spy story.

    I'm not sure if I have the correct approach when starting longer stories, in not having thought out a clear ending,...
  20. Thread: Hemingway.

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    Hemingway.

    I was watching a documentary last night on the final years of Hemingway, and somehow it struck home as the encapsulation of all that a full life is comprised of. The early years of expressing his...
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    Thanks Steve Actually the female of the...

    Thanks Steve

    Actually the female of the species in the Middle East are quite adept at flirting with their eyes alone in their enveloping apparel. And you might also just get a glimpse of a well...
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    For myself one is an extension of the other. I...

    For myself one is an extension of the other.

    I can write sober, but find the creative juices more receptive after a couple of stiff ones.

    Hemingway was the same, so I have the audacity to think...
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    May I echo Danik's sentiments cacian. It could...

    May I echo Danik's sentiments cacian.

    It could be as simple and effective as a smile or hug.
  25. I think that it is 90% observation, sensitivity...

    I think that it is 90% observation, sensitivity and evaluation of what goes on around you.

    The reading needs to be as widespread as possible, but at the end of the day, it basically provides the...
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