Lawrence G. Taylor

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in Georgetown, Guyana
December 03

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Chekhov, Maupassant, D.H. Lawrence, V.S. Niapaul

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I was born in Guyana, immigrated to England in the early 60s. Worked and studied in London, before taking up residence in Sweden, in the early 70s.

In the early 70s, I wrote stories, a four-act closet drama, a novella, and an unfinished (memoir) novel. I had then spent two years nurturing the ambition to become an author of some repute. But the going was tough, creating a feeling of insecurity for the future. In time, I shelved the idea and got a job as a hospital porter. I later did a BA (Eng. & Edu.). After a summer job at a psychiatric hospital, I decided to do a 4-term course for mental-health carers, Following that I would complete the first of two stages of psychotherapy education and several short courses in cognitive therapy. Af
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Lawrence G. Taylor Generally, I read a book or go through my writing notes. Or I take a long walk.
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Two Girls in a Café - a sho...

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Making Sense of Past Time

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Strangers In Another Country

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Amorous Encounter (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A shot story about an intricate relationship, with emotional twists and turns, between a man and a woman. The man struggles to navigate his way through a labyrinth of endearment.

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Noble Jones | A supernatural short-story by Bibiana Krall
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the ballad of Calle and Maja – a short story by Lawrence G. Taylor
"A tale of love and woe that brings to mind the classic story of Romeo and Juliet. For it being a short story, “The Ballad of Calle and Maja” pulled me in right away and wrapped me up in it's narrative like a warm blanket.
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"a remarkable account of human tragedy"

A Book of Night Women by Marlon James was recommended to me by a friend. Two years before, I started to read "A Brief History of Seven Killings", but I only got through half of it – promising myself to return bu
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“However, I must admit that keeping myself to myself has not always been comforting. At times, I seemed to suffer spells of depression and loneliness, longing to become healthy again; of going out and facing a world of injustices, of misery, of widespread indifference.”
Lawrence G. Taylor, Strangers In Another Country

“You must understand, owing to my loss of faith in life, I had gradually, inevitably embarked upon a small world of my creation.”
Lawrence G. Taylor, Strangers In Another Country

“But are we human creatures as honest, kind, trustworthy as we at times are inclined to believe?”
Lawrence G. Taylor, Strangers In Another Country

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
Vivian Greene

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ”
Epictetus

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”
Epictetus

“People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.”
Epictetus, Enchiridion

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Bibiana Krall I just finished -Strangers In Another Country and wanted to praise you and your work. My review is posted on Amazon as well.

Things in Sweden are much harder now. 18 April 2016

At times I was in Sweden walking through the city, then dropped into a world of characters with names like- Mr. Cheddar and Binky. I was allowed to enter their thoughts, dreams and disappointments.

He mourns the past, "Things in Sweden are much harder now" is Jaques way of saying that his love life has taken a turn for the worse. He fares no longer well with "the ladies."

The stories are different in nature, but ring true to the oft-times intense loneliness of living overseas, not feeling like you fit and the search for what you hope for. Have ever lived far away from home and didn't quite find what you expected? These stories will resonate with you. Wry at times, even funny... the everyday is not always what it seems. A glimpse into another point of view is a very good thing and I am honored to have read these stories. " But at times are we human creatures as honest, kind, trustworthy as we at times are inclined to believe?"


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