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Appointments To Weep(Men)

Our appointmentsMade in transitionFrom one place toAnotherSit with the fearShe’s losing interestAnd your novelty is somehowWearyingIt passesAnother arrivesGuilt and the soft prayersTo find the balance between cosmic justice and acknowledgementIf you could apologiseYou wouldYou didBut people seldom hearWhen they’re settingYour life ablaze,It passesAnother butLess as time goes onYou wish you couldUncoil before herAs you always haveIn glimpsesSo matters settledEyes dampA shuddering breathThen anotherIt too,Passes and you areYourself again.My book Until She Sings is out now.Ebook:Until She Sings https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XJRDND8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_e9pLDbMJNZQ4EPaperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1692105566/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4akEDb3FTWNKRMy Mailing List for announcements and news with a free short story as a thank you.https://tinyletter.com/mbblissett

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Remains from Ash Tales

My short story Remains will be available to read here fromFriday 15th.

The link is here

https://ashtales.com/stories/

My book Until She Sings is out now.

Ebook:

Until She Sings https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XJRDND8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_e9pLDbMJNZQ4E

Paperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1692105566/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4akEDb3FTWNKR

My Mailing List for announcements and news with a free short story as a thank you.

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Tiny Letters From Me? Where do you sign up!

I have a mailing list, you should subscribe because if you do, you get access to an exclusive short story.

https://tinyletter.com/mbblissett

Thank you in advance.

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My First Review.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RNEKQ2DKPWTXC/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07XJRDND8

My first review. Can’t thank you enough, and it is great they enjoyed it. If you’ve not picked up a copy yet, you should. The link is below.

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Caretaker

An amusement park

Yet

It’s always closed

For renovation

To him

Who else has had the pleasure

Of experiencing every single

Diversion here?

Lips frosted with pink sugar

Taste but here, how he sweeps the floor,

Tighten the bolts on the tracks,

Pour soothing sawdust on sour puddles,

And yes there is depth of value

But he sees the symphony of lights

Hear the calliope, calygpian

Music and looks at the ticket stub,

Illegible from where he’s touched it

So often

Understand there are off seasons

But where is his fried gold summer?

Knowing his place and musing

Why he’s not allowed

The run of you all

When he plays so well

So well

So

Well

My book Until She Sings is out now.

Ebook:

Until She Sings https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XJRDND8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_e9pLDbMJNZQ4E

Paperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1692105566/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4akEDb3FTWNKR

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Laughing Boy by M B Blissett

LAUGHING BOY

M B BLISSETT

Love is forever.

TOMMY MARTIN is a single father to PENNY, since the death of his wife Sophie. When he finds happiness again with an enigmatic artist, Tommy finds himself facing supernatural forces intent on harming everyone closest to him. He must face the darkest days of his past in order to save his daughter, even if it means facing death itself.

Coming soon to Amazon in ebook and paperback.

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The Value of Archetypes

(In which I rant about storytelling, immature art and editing. If this isn’t interesting, then skip it because I won’t be mad)

SPOILERS BELOW FOR LOTS OF SHOWS AND MOVIES.

Anyone else feeling vaguely dissatisfied with the state of big entertainment?

A vague sense of betrayal and frustration?

Now, this goes into the weeds a little but stick the kettle on and allow me to explain.

There are structures to stories, which have existed in particular forms for thousands of years. You recognise them, not consciously unless you happen to be someone who writes and studies them, but even then, if you’ve picked up a book, watched a film or a series then you are as much a student as I am.

But these days, there are works out now which feel immature and unsatisfactory on an intuitive level. To quote Plinkett from Red Letter Media, your brain knows something is wrong.

Take, for example, season 8 of Game of Thrones, the order of the two climatic events, the way Arya kills the Night King rather than resolve the personal tension between the King and Jon Snow and how Dany turns from well intended saviour to genocide amongst others.

Things like this don’t anger me, more a benevolent literary chauvinism. It’s bastard hard at times writing, and what’s perfect in your head seldom ends up that way. Glimpses, and of course, I’m not subject to the pressures of full time professionals.

But I’m right about wanting more work which respects the archetypal forms of the story. Not the petulant, immature kinetics or melodrama we get too often.

How do you feel?

My book Until She Sings is out now.

Ebook:

Until She Sings https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XJRDND8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_e9pLDbMJNZQ4E

Paperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1692105566/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4akEDb3FTWNKR

My Mailing List for announcements and news with a free short story as a thank you.

https://tinyletter.com/mbblissett

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