My Writing

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My words. My images
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A writer. Not an author

Two things happened today which crystallized something for me. They may seem unrelated, but they mark a moment of deep satisfaction in my writing journey and inspired me to own my truth.
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A modest life

A poem inspired by too much time looking at LinkedIn
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More than lines on a map

An essay about family, place and a nagging obsession with photography.
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In a bid to develop my creative writing, from time-to-time I’ll publish something inspired by The Writing Deck.
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What next?

I've never read Franz Kafka's novel, Metamorphosis, so I have no idea what happened to his monstrous vermin. Here's what I did with his opening sentence.
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Master Class


A passage about betrayal in a style inspired by Mary Shelley.
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Cut To The Chase

Cut to the chase

This image prompted me to write about what's absent. There are eight lanes, but only seven runners crossing the finish line.
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I could have just described the view. But surely what we see is shaped by perspective? I added some context to give the imagery more meaning.
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All In Prompted

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Leaving my hand-print on the wall with occasional diary notes.

Feeling bookish

Comfort buying in times of crisis. Reflections on a shopping expedition that resulted in more unnecessary books.
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Honey Tongued

Honey tongued

Another episode where the writer descends to cranky commentary on social media to make a point (or possibly just vent frustration).
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Bridge views

How jet lag took me on an unexpected adventure across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City
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How lipstick and laughter can help you through high school
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Angela Bensted Bw 1x1
Angela Bensted is a Brisbane-based freelance writer who likes to listen first and struggle with syntax later. She pitches stories to magazines and helps businesses produce compelling copy for print and online.