NaPoWriMo 2018, Poetry
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My Grandfather’s biography would be called

‘I’m sure a bit of string would fix it’.

The cover held together with bailer twine

splint ended and bright orange

beside the tight, crisp pages

of neatly suited companions,

with their dapper dressed poses,

and carefully choreographed covers.



It would be part of the collection.

A Night Away For The Nile,

Never Going Back To The Bog,

Butchers Bike To Farmer’s Wife,

Livestock Before Children.

A Gate To The Face Or Three,

Tales From The Garden Path.

Down Drainpipes Up Ladders.

Sheep Are Very Important!

How To Escape The Country.

How To Escape Back To The Country.

Why Mad Families Are Worth It.

Are You Really Going To Read This?



It’s almost enough to fill a library.


NaPoWriMo Prompt Day Three: A list poems about items with made up names.

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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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