Category: Members Work

Jun 01

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES   BY ‘everyonesacritic.com’   Luring holiday-makers away from the bars and beaches of Lanzarote into a two hour show of spoken word and music would sound like Mission Impossible, and even if Tom Cruise were their star guest, Lanzarote Creative Writing Group might find it tough.   However May’s edition of …

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May 27

A short story in the making

A short story in the making   First draft of a story written in a writing group session by Ray and his reflections on where it might go if he worked on it further. Lost and Found   The desk sergeant looked at the station clock for the sixth time since 11pm, it read 3am, just four …

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May 14

Winter and Spring.

Winter and Spring. Through my window gazing at the rain and the snow Feeling the chill when the east winds do blow. The monochrome sky a requiem to summer long gone A nostalgic recall of the warmth of the sun Days grow shorter without a care For mere mortals who the darkness must bear Summer …

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Apr 27

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE Soft sea shimmers in the sun  Sleepy sunbeds face the sea Such a sparkling sultry sigh But there’s more to see than shore.  Leave your sunbeds, leave the sea Glorious landscape lies within Gloopy lava, lunar like  Lonely lookouts, looming cliffs.  Caverns, castles, culture too Creative crafts,  contemporary arts Come you must by cycle, …

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Feb 23

A New Tide

A New Tide A poem by one of our members: There is a new tide washing on our shores Floating shattered souls our way A flotsam of broken dreamsAnd we are so afraid So afraid of the loss of hope So afraid of the hungry eyes So afraid that we too will be washed away …

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Feb 09

Midnight at the Oasis

Midnight at the Oasis A travel piece from one of our Creative Writing Group members:   ….send your camel to bed.   It´s not quite like that anymore. Camels – those ships of the desert – have been replaced by pick-up trucks and 4 X 4s. But don´t let that put you off a visit …

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Aug 23

Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon   If you suffer that sore affliction That comes with a profound addiction To the drug that adjusts your social attitudes Increases your social platitudes The harbinger of the temporary smile Changes the mindset though only for a fleeting while When your life’s problems become too much Loneliness, despair, malcontent and such …

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Aug 12

Sorry. No time to talk!

‘Sorry. No time to talk!’ ‘Much as I enjoy a good debate, we urgently need to decide which of us will be sacrificed so we can gain some height,’ trilled the deipnosophist, languidly wiping the grease from his chin and throwing the bone of the last chicken leg from his picnic hamper over the side …

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Jul 20

Ghost Story: a poem

Ghost Story: A poem   As a response to the Writing Session brief ‘Write a ghost story‘ I decided on an impulse to try it as a poem:   Late, unlamented… The first time he saw, from the corner of his eye, The light in the mirror, he didn’t know why, But he found himself …

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May 30

Life’s Considerations

Life’s Considerations. Shall you live without charity? Without honesty or decency Or morality With yourself be prepossessed With material things be obsessed Ignore the weak and dispossessed Forget the basics of humanity Forget the basics of Christianity Shall you consider a fool He who would live by the unwritten rule Of civility and courtesy, Taught …

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