By Ian Cooke-Tapia Finished: 27th November, 2018 I have a Dropbox folder with 44.5mb of written material coded as Microsoft Office 2007 Word documents. I sit here on a Friday evening, going over the words [...]
"Outside of steel door and glass window façade of Many Studios, Ross Street Market pops-up on the street with the permanence of a carnival." “The Barras” is written in iron that’s been rounded, pounded into [...]
Both completely, utterly surrounded, ringed, enclosed, but at the same time free. And then the mass smashes against you, and you are tossed and turned like in a washing machine. The buildings are shaped like [...]
The Untimeliness of Personal Epiphanies Forgotten and Misremembered By Ian Cooke-Tapia Started in late-2015, finished on the second day of 2019 © Marinacco, Shutterstock It was a flurry of caffeine overdose as I went from [...]
My own story was of fragments and incomplete exploration I wandered Glasgow for five days, and in that quintuple I came to realise that we experience urban transience as flashes of narratives (flash fiction, if [...]
Bedazzled: A Warm-up with Coral Walls By Ian Cooke-Tapia as ouitlined by SlapHop Continued from A Prologue with an Electric Hum The fluffy, four-legged sausage yipped happily as it snuggled its nose against her gloved [...]
Glasgow is grimy; it is sooth-stains marred against attention-grabbing plastic; it is post-industrial abandonment displayed as old red stone crumbling. I hear it is flames dancing in art schools and I saw traffic cone [...]
K convinces her two friends to visit a brand new leisure centre that is the talk of the town. With its decorated walls and disciplines some of them have always dreamed of trying, this place has more on offer than eye-catching designs on the walls and pretty women in skin-tight outfits that one can’t help but stare at too long... The classes here are designed to not just improve your body, but your entire way of seeing the world.
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