Author Archives: TanGental

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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.

Yep, Poetry #poems #poetry

Jabbering On (Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll) ‘Twas brillig and the slithy toves Did what Toves do, on wet Tuesdays When old men exclaimed ‘By Joves’ As Nanny burped and loosed her stays. The rabbit tapped his watch and spat ‘Oh come … Continue reading

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Size Matters #carrotranch

Storm Windows’ fame was legendry. Her ‘they shall not pass’ attitude protected the Empire from the evils winds that swirled around the Universe. She pacified Arturo V, negotiated a truce with the Phrngg, despite mistakenly calling their leader a shriveled … Continue reading

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Encore Un Poem #poem #poetry

Dodgy Ozy: A Man For All Seasoning (Ozymandias of Egypt, Percy Bysshe Shelley) I met a traveller from an antique land A dodgy geezer from my wild youth Who used the pseudonym of Ozy. I hesitated for a while: Was … Continue reading

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Poetry Readathon #robbiecheadle

Robbie Cheadle kindly invited me to be part of her Poetry Readathon. In it I share two poems I wrote early in my poetry writing career one of which I updated and read at my daughter’s wedding this August. Please … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of Carp #writephoto

The Wisdom Of Carp The Sage of Upyaws lowered himself onto his fishing stool and sighed a tired sigh. Another beautiful day, a glorious view, a lake full of willing carp.. He sighed again and picked up the Tupperware box, … Continue reading

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The Triangulation Of Superheroes #novemberwritingchallenge

This is written for D Wallace Peach’s November Writing Challenge ‘Hi, Bat, you okay to take a call?’ ‘Who is it, Alfred?’ ‘The Mayor of Gotham. Sounds a bit angsty.’ ‘He’s always angsty. Put him on.’ The Bat smoothed his … Continue reading

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The October Garden Part 2

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