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Short story

Posted by James Flynn on June 30, 2016 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (2)

     So, I've been saving up a few short stories over the last year and a half or so, and my original intention was to maybe publish them in a book of short stories in the future when I'd built up enough. What with life and work increasingly getting in the way of things, this goal is getting pushed further and further away. Yesterday, I decided that rather than store some of these short stories that I've written, I wil...

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The future of humanity

Posted by James Flynn on July 28, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Hi there, I hope you've all been well.

It's not that often that I write a blog these days. I only tend to bother writing one up if I've created a new piece of artwork, or if I've made significant progress on my novel (which, by the way, is almost finished but not quite). But this time, the thing that urged me to type away at this post was my reoccurring worries about population control. This may seem a bit random but hey...

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Posted by James Flynn on March 23, 2015 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (1)

As I get closer and closer to finishing my book I still can't actually believe I am even writing one. It's been a long time in the making, and what started out as rough notes scribbled on to a cheap A4 pad is now on the way to being sculpted into a fully structured story. It hasn't been easy, it has been much harder than I expected it to be, and I have genuinely lost count of how many times I have reworked and edited the manuscript. Just recently I thought I was close to being ...

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Contemplating curtains

Posted by James Flynn on October 4, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (2)

It's been a while since I have found the time to update my progress on here, I have been very involved with the writing of my novel for a long time now.  But over the last few days I seem to have been taken over by an urge to get my charcoals out again and produce some new artwork.  

Artwork is always better when it reflects a piece of the artist.  I think it's great to look at a painting and see what kind of mood the artist was in, or...

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Not sure

Posted by James Flynn on June 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Bitterness, resentment, jealousy and spite

All unadmirable qualities if you like

But don't just sit there

Wearing your imaginary crown

Wev'e all been there

And experienced the downs

Some like to feel superior

As if they...

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Posted by James Flynn on June 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I look back upon the days of old

With wiser eyes

But now slightly cold

Many times I have wished

That to the past I could have returned

To prevent the wasted years I churned

No stranger to regret is I

I have seen the wor...

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Posted by James Flynn on March 5, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a poem I wrote while my nan was in hospital recently. Sadly she passed away and will be remembered and missed by a lot of people...

Fresh and new to enter the world

Your energy knows no boundaries

Take on the day with no fear of tiring

Forever may your body be firing


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Posted by James Flynn on January 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

So, I now have two new paintings finished in the build up to my future show.  I have definately taken a route towards nude/figure painting when it comes to exhibiting.  It opens up more avenues regarding composition and mood, and it will form the bulk of my exhibition.

The immediate problem that has sprung up regarding this is the task of creating reference material.  I am used to the sometimes tricky job of finding material ...

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The future

Posted by James Flynn on January 11, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is one of the two poems I wrote today.  I often ponder on the future of mankind, and marvel at the fact that we once were tree dwelling creatures....

The future ahead

Oh what will it bring

Skyscrapers piling

All lights are dim

What kind of people will our lands foster?

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Future prospects

Posted by James Flynn on December 27, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Iv'e been trying to get around to writing something new on here for quite a while now, now that certain events are receding (hopefully for good) into the past.  Therefore my ranting about one of the fictional books is over -  i'll leave it for somebody else to waste their time on.

I was going to write about the many wonders of nature/evolution that I read about, but there is too much to choose from so i'll save th...

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