Lost in Time

The ebony sheets were folded neatly at the end of the bed, their many tassels swaying limply as they dragged themselves across the mottled carpet. Beside them, stacks of crumbling books stood alongside each other, their spines now barely legible, and their contents faded. In their shadow, there were a number of strange ornaments I …

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Summary: “The Knight’s Tale”

During this university term, I have been reading a selection of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and I thought it might be nice to share a few summaries of them. Please bear in mind, though: I'm only scratching the surface of these tales; there are so many complex themes going on, particularly connecting the different stories, and …

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Running Away

People talk about leaving all the time. They imagine themselves in the countryside somewhere, where the trees seem to shelter them from the real world. They've abandoned those office jobs and responsibilities, and they're finally free. Looking out across the evening waters now, though, trees on every side and a complete sense of isolation beginning …

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Splinters through the Earth

It's been a few weeks since I've taken part in Sammi Cox's Weekend Writing Prompt, but through a combination of having submitted all of my university assessments yesterday, and procrastinating from the large stack of reading that I still need to get through, I decided that I had enough time to give it a go this …

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Poem Review: “Sir Orfeo”

Okay, so I’m categorising this alongside my “Poem Reviews”, but technically “Sir Orfeo” is a lay, which is a short form of poetic narrative that tells a story with some kind of a moral message. You can read "Sir Orfeo" for free online here (this is the Laskaya and Salisbury edition, which is the version that …

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