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Explaining The Ruins


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 J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. 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. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

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