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I'm Alannah and I love tea, French Bulldogs and hats among other things.
Catch 22 and Slaughterhouse 5 are probably my two favourite books at the moment.
I like watching old films, jamming on my ukulele and, um, writing.

  • moomin98
    4 years agoReply
    Wow, this is lovely. The story is very entertaining (I read it in an Irish accent, as you might imagine) and it felt as though I was back in Kerry! I was feeling alone here in England, where no one says rashers! Well done in the comp, by the way! You are truly deserving :D
    I've written a story in Irish slang too. If you wanted to check it out... it's called Our Shadows Are Emeralds. Cheers :)
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    For the feral youth competition. Told through Irish slang. It's pretty hard to understand some of it so I put a glossary at the end for things people not from Ireland might not understand. It's pretty...
    SJ Irwin
    4 years ago
    I'm a Meath woman myself but I love Kerry! Such a pretty place. Thanks so much, I'm really glad you liked it :) I'm gonna check yours out now :)
  • moomin98
    4 years agoReply
    This is a credit to the literary world. Alesha (and forgive me if I've got the wrong impression) has that kind of Holden Caulfield angst... but it's more than just angst. It's powerful, like the voice of forgotten youth everywhere. You convey the thoughts and attitudes of real South London teens so well and I love how, as the media so often fail to show, Alesha isn't happy with her "lot". She's street-wise but sort of naive too, but she's a real human who faces real life decisions. I'm guessing a lot of research has gone into this but the way the story flows is totally natural. I'm going to leave a full review on the Feral Youth group. I'll be heading to a bookshop very soon to pick this up! :D
    Feral Youth
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    Growing up on a south London estate and excluded from every school that would take her, Alesha is the poster girl for the nation's 'feral youth'. When a young teacher makes an unexpected reappearance...
    PollyCourtney
    4 years ago
    Thanks, moomin98! Really kind of you to say so. I'm flattered by the comparison!
  • moomin98

    mumbled "Our Shadows Are Emeralds"

    4 years agoReply
    Our Shadows Are EmeraldsEntry for the Feral Youth competition. Northern Ireland, 1981. HM Prison Maze. The height of "The Troubles". Noah O'Shea, accused of consorting with the...

    Comments are appreciated :)
    moomin98
    4 years ago
    AHH! MOOMIN PANTS! :D Haha, that's so cool :D
    quillfeather
    4 years ago
    I KNOW RIGHT I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD WEAR THEM OVER MY TROUSERS AND CALL MYSELF THE MOOMIN SUPERHERO
    moomin98
    4 years ago
    Superman had better watch out- there's a new hero in town... :D
  • moomin98
    4 years agoReply
    Oh wow, this is so well written. You capture Tom's innocence and sensibility so well. You've become a part of the character and the scene and appreciation you convey is as clear as day. The language is pretty flawless and more than accurate, but you write "aren't" on occasion when I think that "ain't" would be more realistic. Also, I have to say that this is probably one of my favourite chapters from the book (excluding the parts with Boo Radley). This is just so perfect because you never really get to see much of the book through the eyes of Tom or his family, it's more suggested by Scout's perceptions. To have an insight like this into Tom's appreciation and admiration of Atticus is just fab. You've made Harper Lee proud. It's made me want to pick up the books again. Plus I love Alabama accents :D:D:D
    It's a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird
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    This is an extract of To Kill a Mockingbird, written from Tom Robinson's point of view. In this scene, Tom is being temporarily held in the county prison before his trial for the crime of raping a white...
    moomin98
    4 years ago
    Our Shadows Are EmeraldsEntry for the Feral Youth competition. Northern Ireland, 1981. HM Prison Maze. The height of "The Troubles". Noah O'Shea, accused of consorting with the...
    um also would you mind reading this? It's not very long at all, but I'd love your feedback :)
    TheFuzz
    4 years ago
    Thank you soooo much, it means literally EVERYTHING XD :) x
    Of course i'll read it, hopefully tonight :)
  • moomin98
    4 years agoReply
    Oh, Annie. G. This is rather mad and rather brilliant. How do you do it? I absolutely love it, it's hilarious, just the random musings of a Somerset farmer were enough to make me laugh out loud!! You've got the accent down to a tea and I can picture the farmer now, leaning on a gate and mumbling to himself! Excellent job :DDD
    Cabbage
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    Are these the rantings of a Somerset farmer gone mad?
    moomin98
    4 years ago
    also, I'd love feedback on this little thing, if you could:
    Our Shadows Are EmeraldsEntry for the Feral Youth competition. Northern Ireland, 1981. HM Prison Maze. The height of "The Troubles". Noah O'Shea, accused of consorting with the...

    It's got a bunch of pragmatic Irish slang in it, so I've written a little index in chapter 2 for any references. Cheers :)
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