Posts Categorized: Fairy Tales

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    Love and Dependency – February 2012

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    This is a letter I received from a reader who felt like sharing his pain. I find it ludicrous.   The quietness surrounding me is piercing cold. As I sit in the here and now, soon to be the there and then, I wonder about what has gone wrong. My spirit seems to have been… Read more »

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    Maria (censored) – January 2012

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    Spain’s traditions and especially Spain’s fiestas have always remained a mystery to me. I’m not one to complain about days off work for obscure reasons and even less about long bank holiday weekends but all these virgins are making me dizzy. There is the virgen del pilar, virgen del almudena, virgen de no se que… Read more »

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    A Christmas Carol – January 2012

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    In a world where knowledge has been brought to a whole new level, where, by a simple touch of the canonized thumb, you can order whatever you may possibly not need by apps, the good old nights in front of the telly are no longer a peaceful, stress-free deliverance. You settle in front of the… Read more »

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    One For Sorrow – December 2011

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    For the Audio Version, Click on the Play Button thingy!  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end is nigh…or so they say. I have to admit that until recently I had been quite dubious with this end of the world nonsense. It would take more than a bunch of lazy Mayans… Read more »

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    Dramatisation – November 2011

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    Being the good Brit that I am, I am not one for confrontations. I pose my demands in a nice and articulated manner and expect the recipient to respond with the same civility. And if everything else fails, I rely on a good old cup of tea to fix the problem. (Is there anything a… Read more »

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    Christian Guilt Trip 2:2 – September 2011

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    By Leo “Majo” Drape There I was, shivering, impatiently waiting the result of a test that would change my life forever. I could feel a dribble of sweat making its way down my forehead. Next to me, Jerome was reading Proust (Like the pretentious A-hole that he is), unfazed – his chakras nicely aligned. A… Read more »

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    Christian Guilt Trip 1:2 – August 2011

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    By Leo “Majo” Drape As a child, I was innocence wrapped with white ribbons. I did my chores without being asked and helped old ladies cross the street. I went to church every Sunday and I confessed my sins on a regular basis. Sins which mostly involved watching too much TV and lying about brushing… Read more »

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    iPhone-y – July 2011

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    A tartan blanket on my lap and a warm cup of tea in hand, I look out of my window. “How the world has changed?” I hear myself say to an empty room. I light a cigarette, disgusted by the new packaging of cancerous lungs and flaccid cigarettes mocking as penises. Indeed, the world has… Read more »

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    Romance is dead 2:2 – June 2011

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    A balding William said ‘I will’ to a nervous commoner and the world cheered. As our future King and Queen made their way to the palace, everything seemed right with the world: Libyan rebels shared cake with Gaddafi, Tunisian refugees hummed “God save the Queen” on the boats bringing them back home, and even the… Read more »

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    Romance is dead 1:2 – May 2011

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    Generations upon generations before us have struggled to end relationships. Saying the right words at the right time required careful planning that sometimes took weeks to put in place. But breaking up has evolved and thanks to new technologies, shattering someone’s heart has never been so easy: Simply log on, change your relationship status, unfriend… Read more »

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    Shaken – April 2011

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    The planet shook and for a mere second actually slowed down. Knowing me, you’re expecting this apocalyptic reference to be caused by the sight of some tall, dark, handsome stranger on the street; but I’m afraid that I’m being quite literal. Japan shook, before being submerged and, while I’m writing these words, seems to be… Read more »

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    The Gay Paradox – March 2011

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    by Leo “Majo” Drape   “Behind every great man, there’s a great woman” and behind any columnist (worth being read or so they think), there’s an awesome assistant, i.e. me. The name is Leo and I’m taking over Fairy Tales. I imagine your frowning face, stunned in disbelief and asking yourself where on God green… Read more »