Magpie Stories Home Page

A blog for fiction and writing. Together we can build a reading and writing community

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Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

I must start with a simple question when holding this collection of materials, the bound paper, ink, cover, spine, and ideas
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Sir Edmund Orme by Henry James.

Sir Edmund Orme, a breakdown and analysis of the short story by Henry James. Written by Magpie Stories
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Legacy

A dive into why we want to leave a legacy.
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The Woman in Black – Modern Gothic at its Best

Magpie Stories reviews the now classic retelling of the English ghost story The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
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Quick and Dirty Breakdown of The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde

This is a (slightly tidied) transcript from a video about Jekyll and Hyde, essentially a five-minute off-the-cuff breakdown of some context and chapters 1 and 2.
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A Time to Relax

A short playscript. Something a little different from Magpie Stories. I hope you have a... pleasant time listening.
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In the Flesh Part Two

A tale from Magpie Stories, what would happen if you found a book and helped to tell its story? The Second part of In the Flesh
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Tips on Writing a Character

Stuck on how to create a character, this might be what you are looking for. Five tips on how to write a character
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Thrice and Once – Another Three Short and Unsettling Tales

Three stories, each 250 words, each (at least a little) unsettling. I hope you have a... pleasant time reading.
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The true meaning of Easter, or Hunted Memories – A Horror Tale

Easter is a serious time of the year, a time for reflection and new life a chance to bury some of our demons.
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A Quick Introduction

Welcome to the homepage of Magpie Stories. Why not peruse some of the posts and comment on what you like and what you would like to see in the future.

I currently work in education teaching English. Having done this for a decade, I finally took the plunge and decided to turn my hand to writing, something I had always told myself I would do and never had the courage to until now. I hope that you will join me on this journey.

I hope you have a pleasant time exploring

Magpie Stories

My Two Guiding Principles:

  1. To create a community of writers and readers
  2. To create good quality content including short fiction, writing challenges, tips, and updates on my first novel

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