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Coffee break chatter

Moving to Substack

On 21st March 2024

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to this Coffee break chatter page. This is partly because most of 2023 was eaten up by work transitions and travel. More recently it is because I’ve discovered Substack, a platform that makes…

Coffee break chatter

Heroes and villains

On 25th June 2021

I have always been fascinated by the dividing line between heroes and villains. One of my favourite villains is Loki in the Marvel Universe. A complex character who is emotionally damaged and acts out of that place of hurt. Because…

Coffee break chatter

Stirring up a story

On 6th January 2018

Sometimes free writing to a prompt takes an unusual turn. On this occasion the prompt was ‘An everyday item’. I don’t know why I picked a teaspoon, perhaps because I was with a group of writers where tea features heavily…