Doing Lines, Crosing Lines #microcosms

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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19 Responses to Doing Lines, Crosing Lines #microcosms

  1. Ritu says:

    This is touching…

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Geoff, I am sobbing like a baby. I might be feeling delicate but the thought of those young men some mere boys going through such harrowing times. I fully see why he felt he had to pay for surving… Of course he should not of felt like that but he was not alone. Like my Dad’s friend Father Anno who survived a Japanese war camp , he used to test the tissue thin pages out of his missal for the men to make ciggerettes out of God knows what. Like my uncle Tom who physically survived the WW1 trenches but was a hollow shell of a man.
    I am sure you know some survivers too, you dad saw some awful things too.
    Thank you for reminding us of these brave men and women too. 💜

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  3. I am always blown away when you decide to write like this! And undone!

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Marvelous writing, Geoff. “He had survived. A mistake for which he would pay in his imaginings for the rest of his days.” That phrase is still lived by many. Just different wars, different survival. And still, we chatter on in class, never understanding the silent damage. You did the topic justice.

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Very accurate portrayal of the intrusive thoughts that are part of PTSD.

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  6. Norah says:

    Such a sad piece, Geoff. Living – I’m sure many relived over and over and over. Poor old Gibblets, I feel for him; but those boys – forgive them, for they know not what they do. Hopefully, they never will. Thanks to Gibblets and others like him.

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