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Book Reviews

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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Book Reviews

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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Reflections

Legacy

A dive into why we want to leave a legacy.

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Book Reviews

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 andf Dirty Breakdown

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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Short Stories

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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Short Stories

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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Writing How To

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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Short Stories

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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Short Stories

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.