independence – self-determination – autonomy

Short Story

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    What would it take to make you happy?

    Paul Tritschler reflects on the brain’s ability to adjust its habits from hate to happiness, but probes its potential within an immoral system based on […]

    3rd May'17 5
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    Why do the birds go on singing?

    The train tweets through the loudspeakers, an announcement of sorts that begins with a feeble chirping sound, steadily growing as it approaches the platform, though […]

    Paul Tritschler 20th Apr'17 2
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    The Things That Bind Us

    A meteorite about the size of a goose egg, a flint tool excavated from a barrow somewhere west of Stonehenge, a fossilised reindeer antler turned […]

    Paul Tritschler 4th Apr'17 3
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    The Past in Bits

    Dad slowly lifted the white sheet covering the awkward-looking heap in the corner of the scullery and found us underneath pretending to be chairs. It […]

    Paul Tritschler 15th Mar'17 2
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    Porridge at Ballinluig

    This the Scottish Enlightenment – an age in which Voltaire wrote, “We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.” The dead tell a […]

    Paul Tritschler 1st Mar'17 5
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    When Harry Met Stalin

    Gorbals library, the first public lending library in Glasgow, started life in 1901. The etymology is uncertain; some claim the name Gorbals has its roots […]

    Paul Tritschler 2nd Feb'17 3
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    The Summer Between and Before

    The North On Monday the 27th of July in the morning, I left Kilburn and London for Donny in my Fiesta, and hung tight on […]

    London Clay 17th Dec'15 3
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    The Climate

    The Climate It was an old car, slow as literature. Wings muddy and bulbous; seats stitched and cold, of overlapped leather; the stick a clammy […]

    John Aberdein 29th Nov'15 0
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    Ten Days That Shook the Walk

    A short story by Meaghan Delahunt After draining the bottle of tequila, John Reed says:  I am very fond of Mexico. I like Mexicans too. […]

    Meaghan Delahunt 3rd Jun'15 26

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