Phoenix Supersensitive: Chapter 1

Phoenix is self-harming, suicidal and sectioned. She has visions, in which Sherlock Holmes tells her she can be a great detective.  Hers is a story of murder, detection, and hope, in a seemingly hopeless world. When else has a group of people, considered the dregs of society, become superheroes? This is the first chapter of the, as yet, unpublished novel 'Phoenix, Supersensitive.'

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On Samhain

Since men wrenched back the clocks, twilight catches me unawares. The night steals in stealthily, and lands fast. Tonight will be imbued with magic. Samhain- the turning of the year. The going into the dark.

I watch through the office window, as the soft light casts long shadows, and fades. Like powder cast into water, dissolving, tinged with melancholy.  And strangeness.

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The First Stirrings Of Instinctual Creativity

There's a point in each project when it feels like it's there.

When the first draft is 'ok enough' or the painting is satisfactory. I feel like that with Wild Words. The course material has been on a three-year journey, it has grown and evolved. Now I feel it's the animal it's meant to be. And it will go out into the wilds equipped to survive. I hope many more people will enjoy and make use of the material. 

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Acting On Impulse

The word 'emotion' comes from the latin 'ex-movere' meaning to move out into. The purpose of emotion is not just to feel, it's to feel in order to move our bodies to make contact with the world. To take advantage of opportunities, and t0 escape threats. To survive and to thrive. When we write, we have to be able to connect our inner to our outer worlds in that way. 

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