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Marc Elles


It's seldom standard in the life of Fyrie


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It takes a life span in the night air to satisfy the devil. Certainly a sentiment usually levelled at those things we can't understand.

A wander down quiet, orange filtered streets is where we catch this tale, sadly, at it's quivering end. Invited to join a hike through the roads of south Manchester, at 2am, I am strolling at reasonable pace alongside a conundrum of a character. A chap steeped in suspicion and riddles, but with a warmth in his flamboyant conversation that reveals more than one distinguishable layer to this personality. I begin by questioning his motivation "the drumming of steps and the swath of the mind's machete'' is apparently what keeps up this regular marauding, and it just adds more coal to my fire of curiosity. Let me explain.

A ride on any regional transport will tell you more than you probably need to know about the fabric of this city,…

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Christopher James Rushton said "This was more than a bit weird. Where the hell are you coming from? Thanks,CJ."
1 year ago
Marc Elles replied saying "I think I set out with good intentions!"
1 year ago
Adam West Guest Editor said "Kesey said 95% of free writing 'conceived' under the influence of LSD was garbage - or something very much along those lines - this reads like the 5% salvaged from the wreckage - not sure it is strictly speaking a story, well, kind of is, but definitely a great descriptive passage as Jay suggests - many thanks, Adam"
1 year ago
Marc Elles replied saying "Thanks Adam, it was only intended to confuse I think, which probably defeats the point of telling a story I guess!"
1 year ago
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Marc Elles replied saying "Thanks Jay, I am glad you found some enjoyment in this (I did eventually!)"
1 year ago
Diane Dickson Guest Editor said "I was loving this - I am already a fan of your writing after two of your offerings but hey where did this go - I wasn't ready for the end!!"
1 year ago

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