Literature

The Ordinary Life of Arty Fishal

Arty Fishal is a regular guy. He lives in London, he has a job at a bank. He works six days a week. Every morning, Arty wakes up at 6AM to take the tube and gets to work by 7.…

Crudo: Weddings, Wars, and the World’s End

Author: Olivia Laing Kathy is getting married in the summer of 2017, right in the midst of the Trump presidency, Brexit, and fascist uprisings. On holiday with her husband-to-be in Tuscany, she discovers that ‘the Internet was excited because the…

Looking for serial writers

What are we looking for? A short story – 4,000 to 5,000 words Any genre To be published in parts in print How to submit Submit a scene from your work and a synopsis Send it to partb@beaveronline.co.uk OR Submit…

JHS Lit: Bulgakov and Marquez – making magic out of history

Exploring the Representation of History in `One Hundred Years of Solitude` and `The Master and Margarita` The Late Modern Era was a period of monumental transition, with technological, cultural and political revolutions serving to rapidly change the world`s landscape. Many…

JHS Lit: Machiavelli the soldier, schemer or dreamer?

Was Machiavelli sincere when writing ‘The Prince’ and does this matter? Machiavelli was being sincere when writing ‘The Prince’. This matters. In assessing Machiavelli’s sincerity we must evaluate whether his purpose was to give good, genuine advice to Lorenzo de…

JHS Lit: Shakespeare, Ondaatje, Brontë – setting the story

Comparing the use of settings in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare Each writer uses setting to explore the struggle for identity within sociopolitical constraints.  Setting is central to the…

JHS Lit: Austen and Hemingway – Masters of the Frame

From manners to machismo, here are two writers who hold the key to great dialogue… Jane Austen. Ernest Hemingway. At first glance these two writers could not appear more disparate. But within their masterpieces ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and…

Wednesday Washing

On Wednesdays I do my washing; In my basket is routine. As the machine gently spins And gurgles satisfaction I do some work at the table Or read a book on the sofa And quietly pretend that I’m living with…

Upon Waking Up Too Early

Gaaah. What? Hrrrrnf. Stir weightless against inkblack and mist. I’ll go, I’ll go. But pushed down into mush by warm slop. Do I do this every time when this rock whips round the hot and the clock clicks this time?…

Falling asleep

The drowsiness takes over and I sink back It calls and I cannot fight back Slumber has dug its claws and pulls I sleepily resist, but the world dulls.   Just as I give in, it is out of reach…

//