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Explaining The Ruins

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Swearing quietly under her breath Tanya tried to avoid hurling any more of Arthur’s coffee at the track-turned mud and shimmied between the two Land Rovers to where her fiancée sat on the bonnet over his father’s old Defender. She passed him the coffee and followed the scowl to where a gaggle of cameramen pressed themselves into what was left of an twelfth century archway and towards someone else stood in scrub land beyond.

“Emanuel?” she asked, cupping her hand around the styrofoam rim of her own cup and blowing the steam into her palm.

“Who else would it be?” Arthur asked. “It’s not as if it’s the first time he’s taken the credit for someone else’s research.”

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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.

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