NaPoWriMo 2016, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Twelve


adoption of cover names 63, 82

cover professions and stories 17, 65, 163, 538

disclosure of names xi-xii

documentation on xiv-xv, 189

fabrication of intelligence 185, 186, 187, 188, 190-191, 194, 220, 740

personality traits and frailties 29, 63-4, 163, 415, 463, 494, 57, 570, 594

problems in recruiting in peace time 662-3

salaries and payments 16, 19, 20, 29, 35, 90, 180, 193, 249, 275-6, 429-30, 455, 460, 650, 652, 662-3, 77ini

SIS granted sole control of overseas agents 48-9, 729

training for agents 537-8, 543, 589, 625-6

‘MI6 The History of the Secret intelligence Service 1909-1949’ by Keith Jefferey


Stamped out in capitals,

like half squashed bugs on a page,

real names are a low level hum

somewhere in the background.

Snow, Biscuit, Garbo…

You stop seeing the people,

the faces behind the codes.

Their twisted up personalities

become something to pick apart.

Who was he?

What drove him?

Why did he do it?

Did anyone know the real him?

The shock and horror,

or the old boy’s betrayal.

Did they not see it coming?

Did he not see it coming?



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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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