Pic: Mike McQuade for BuzzFeed News  A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Chris Hamby BuzzFeed News Reporter posted on Aug. 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.  Imagine a private, global super court that empowers…Read more

Vice Versa

Photo credit: baylessband.com I work hard, he thinks, have done all my life, pay my taxes, attend church, regularly and always lend a hand or contribute for community fundraisers. He pauses his thoughts, checks the noose. He inhales the fear, then kicks the chair. The body swings. I'm allowed one vice, he thinks.  

Another Tonks’ Tale

“The key is hidden, under a stone, in the back yard, she said, which fucking stone?” Grace says as she stands in front of a pile of rocks, she looks over to Unus and he shrugs his shoulders, his suit cover in dirt, for the last two hours they’ve been sifting through the rocks that […]…Read more Another Tonks’ Tale

Free Online Resources: Grammar and Writing — Kristen Twardowski

Like any good grammar junkie, I keep a list of resources for when questions arise about the English language. The following are some free sites that I find myself referring to time and time again. They have been so helpful over the years that it would feel stingy not to share them. OWL: The Purdue […]…Read more Free Online Resources: Grammar and Writing — Kristen Twardowski

Flax Golden Tales…

I thought this was worth reblogging since The Flax Golden Tales now stretch to 13 and the latest addition, One Single Memory is a poignant poem of young, unrequited love by writer, Caillen James. A book of children's poems found in a charity shop and a mysterious birthday message, a collage of carefully selected images…Read more Flax Golden Tales…

A lifetime full of stories…

This creative experiment about a book and a mysterious birthday message has turned out some stunning tales, none more than this one, a poignant tale of loss and longing, from Ms Skyfall and  A Lifetime full of Stories…

Ms Skyfall

Soldier Silhouette 2_4I stole some time off my work to make a small and quick attempt to trace the story behind the message in the book.

The other versions are here:
To Sir with Love
The Book
Sylvia’s Letter

She carefully chose the things which she was going to paste in the book. Scott is far now, and probably looking smart and brave in the army uniform. She was so small then, clinging to him and crying all the time, until he got into the van and said good bye. Then she waved back at him till her arms ached and could no longer see him.

Over the years, she has collected so many things to give him when he comes back. Where ever she went, she never forgot to bring back something special for him. Because he was special. People told her she was stupid to wait for him. That he…

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