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the crimes of President Trump, as listed in the Declaration of Independence
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The Declaration of Independence lists crimes against the American people which drove them to reject British rule. Replace ‘the King’ with ‘Trump’ and this list still makes sense. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, ...read more
graffiti confetti butt
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I was cycling along the river where the water mets the trees, there is a little grove there which is sacred to me and it seems to be a forest in a parallel universe. It ...read more
Ghanaity
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Had to change trains twice to get home and I was reading Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, great, familiar, female, underrated. On the second train I glanced up when somebody laughed and saw a short, beautiful ...read more
May Day, May Day
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Two people made fuck, out on the concreted area in front of the apartments. I recognised the act by her cries. He had her sprawled over a car bonnet with his hand around her throat, ...read more
The Great Fire
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Only Shirley Hazzard could end a novel by writing explicitly of a virgin woman's clitoris - which she describes with a kind of cheerful poetic simplicity as 'the final fleshly inch where he could wake ...read more
music unfolds in the Funkhaus, live and barely planned
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Today we will be making a new song, the first towards Cathoel & the New Government's eventual second album. First album prompted 50s jazz impresario Bob 'King' Crawford to say, "In my opinion you will ...read more
don’t stand so far from me
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Och, my heart's pounding! I just queued in the supermarket next to a man taller than me (rare) with whom I conceived one of those fleeting yet it stains your day - your weekend! - ...read more
mansplendour
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I was working in a cafe, head down, muttering the words aloud under my breath as I forged down the page writing for hours. The man next to me started to take an interest. I ...read more
hand to hand
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I went to a new physiotherapist today for my injured hand, and experienced all the Germanness. Me and the therapist, who is 23, have to call each other Mrs So and So, Mrs So. Her ...read more