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Tom Dennis
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  • The Fire Sermon
    05 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 0 1
    The river looks just lovely now, naked under moonlight, Unbothered by the winter cold, Untempered by our yielding climate. Though the leaves are dead and flowers gone, Life remains in cycle. My T...
  • A Fantasia on Christmas: Part One
    25 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    The Christmas train left Euston at half past ten, Its aisles still clotted with parents And chirruping kids. I was in-seat, reserved in advance, Hung-over but tidy and all primed to retreat Up No...
  • The Cats of Istanbul: Epilogue
    24 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Can you imagine how I felt as the princess finished her story? Never had I experienced such a variety of emotions. Fearful for her future, sad at her past, amazed by her story and excited by my opport...
  • The Cats of Istanbul: Chapter Forty
    24 Dec 2021 • 39 min read
    At first of course there was only confusion. There were so many cats packed in around the Grand Bazaar that it took quite some time for those with some claim on leadership to find each other and verif...
  • The Cats of Istanbul: Chapter Thirty-Nine
    20 Dec 2021 • 14 min read
    I awoke to the ringing of bells, finding myself bound and gagged. Anyway I think I would have been enraged, for as you can imagine I am unused to such treatment, but then to hear the imminence of the ...
  • The Cats of Istanbul: Chapter Thirty-Eight
    17 Dec 2021 • 20 min read
    Zara and Serkan were overjoyed to see Zeynep again, nothing could have been more warming to their troubled hearts than to hear her recount her adventures in Greece. Zeynep had so much to tell that her...
  • The Cats of Istanbul: Chapter Thirty-Seven
    13 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Izabel, prize of the prince of evil, had been treated somewhat better, but what she was subjected to was far beyond the realms of happiness. She existed somewhere between drugged, dream-like confusion...
  • The Cats of Istanbul: Chapter Thirty-Six
    10 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    That there are simply bad people, and bad cats for that matter, is one of the hardest things in this life to understand. Why should one want to hurt another? Greed, selfishness, lust and envy, those b...
  • The Cats of Istanbul: Chapter Thirty-Five
    06 Dec 2021 • 18 min read
    Throughout the millenia of slavery, only rarely has it occurred to the humans that there was something funny going on with the cats. The cleverest of our species have occasionally remarked upon their ...
  • The Cats of Istanbul: Chapter Thirty-Four
    03 Dec 2021 • 9 min read
    Of course the rooftops had known that something was wrong. Longshanks had always been the most surly of the royal siblings; he had always struggled to evoke the same level of charm as his brother; the...
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