Haiku August 2013, Poetry
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Haiku 09.08.2013

Not reading enough.

I seem to have forgotten

why I couldn’t stop.

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. summerstommy2 says

    Hi Carol, this haiku resonates with me in that I too have that feeling/sense about reading when I go for periods of reading inactivity when I see the texts I want to read looking forlornly at me. You have made me reflect on my own reasons for slacking off my reading.

    • I have been reading of a sort. I’m currently writing a 4,000 word essay for my history degree and this means reading lots of historical texts, but I haven’t been reading books that I want to read.
      ‘Great Expectations’, ‘Oh Dear Sylvia’ and ‘Innocent Traitor’ all sit partly read because I have not got around to reading them in full. Once my essay is complete I will have to try and start reading a set amount each week so that I can go back to the books I love.

  2. I’ve gone through a few chunks of time where I stopped constantly reading, so I can relate. Get a new book that really appeals to you and dive right back in… 🙂

    • I have many new books. My room is teeming with so many that it resembles a library more than a bedroom. The problem is that at the moment I have an essay that is stealing all my time and I have to research for that. I bought Dawn French’s ‘Oh Dear Sylvia’ the other day though and I got a few chapter in last night. I look forward to finishing it once my essay has been handed in.

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