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HAPPINESS.THE OTHER BOOKSHOP:TANGENTS AND EXPLORATIONS. BY STEVEN BENSON.

It is Sunday time; it is liminal time. The man in the coffee-tasting emporium ( a rather-aporically-pleasant bastion of {bourgeois}capitalism):- he liked Kafka:) He REALLY liked Kakka; he really did. A serendipity, on the ramparts of the bastion. He was … Continue reading

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FOR “PRIDE STORY” WRITING GROUP.”STEPS TO FREEDOM:PAUL’S (GAY) START IN LIFE”.REFLECTIONS. BY STEVEN BENSON.

Paul, in memory, re-entered and re-claimed his first flat(since coming out as gay ); in his act of rememberance, he walked around the land of yesteryear,but also(in vertical time) the demesne of today, as his memory joined the past and … Continue reading

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CREATING MY OWN SPRING.PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY IN ACTION! BY STEVEN BENSON.

As winter edges towards spring,I inhabit a liminal place/space, a queer(quirky, self-created, counter-hegemonic) SAFE space, an oasis; today, it is in Blackwell’s impoverished, slowly declining (but, temporarily, re-invented) new little University bookshop. Amidst. and athwart,¬†the quotidian distress and fear of … Continue reading

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A RIVEN LIFE.BY STEVEN BENSON.

He didn’t quite know how to manage this. In a fog of anxiety, he went, every Tuesday to the slightly decaying “Beautiful View” hotel, entering by the back door, in order not to be seen. Most of his friends were … Continue reading

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ZIGZAG.MY (ONGOING!)COMING OUT STORY. BY STEVEN BENSON

First thought; this is corny. Yet, it is the All too True Self- Narrative Of Gay People……………………………………………………… {self-reportage}. Stage 1 In 1981, at university in Aberystwyth, I endeavoured to come out and half made it:furtive visits to the gay bar(Tuesday … Continue reading

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“GREY”,WORDCOUNT EXERCISE FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP, MERSEYSIDE,BY STEVEN BENSON.11.7.16

GREY…….on Liverpool Pride weekend?????!!!! Let us counterpoint it¬†against RAINBOW colours: GREY is not gay; its HETERONORMATIVE Fear of difference Joylessness ABSENCE; nondescript. GREY= INTERNALIZED HOMOPHOBIA(we all have it, but to varying degrees); it can make a blank, GREY slate of … Continue reading

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JEREMY JUSTICE.WORDCOUNT FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP. 15.5.16.

I am struggling with this word; it seems slippery and elusive(to paraphrase TS Eliot). JUSTICE/INJUSTICE I just had another anti-Corbyn tirade:”he is too associated with homophobic, racist, sexist hard left class-based politics {workerists}”, and he “needs them for his power … Continue reading

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({self}NARRATIVE)POINTS OF VIEW;AND “NECK”. FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP. WORDCOUNT C 250.BY STEVEN BENSON

POINTS OF VIEW 1. My/your OWN,individual (self) narrative; mediated by: 2. The interface/interference of heteronormative assumptions. 3. “I am gay”, I SAY{“deal with it”}; they say: “You are always going on about being gay”. POINTS of view, some oppressive and … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT.WRITING EXERCISE(MULTI-GENRE)WORDCOUNT.BY STEVEN BENSON. FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP, MERSEYSIDE

The poor elephant, LUMBERED with all the baggage of metaphorical, allegorical, symbolic resonances, as we negotiate its colossal labarynth of meanings and figurative extensions of meanings. He just wants to get on with his life but is encumbered with conceits … Continue reading

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