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Alex Morritt

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Author, Poet, Lyricist, Travel Writer & Indie Publisher, focused on Central America, with poetry & prose in English & Spanish.

'Lines & Lenses - a quotographic collection' (2016 Print & Digital)
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'Impromptu Scribe'- a short story collection (2014 Kindle Edition)
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'Guises of Guyana - Peering into the Interior' (2013 Print & Digital)
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Alex Morritt Hi Tim, I wouldn't claim to know as much as David, however, there are many issues that still remain unresolved since the peace accords were signed bri…moreHi Tim, I wouldn't claim to know as much as David, however, there are many issues that still remain unresolved since the peace accords were signed bringing thirty six years of internal conflict to a close. The demographics of the country are fairly unique for this region making comparisons difficult.(less)
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Impromptu Scribe

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Glimpses of Guatemala

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Lines & Lenses

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WHY I LIKE TO WRITE SHORT FICTION

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“The term '20/20 vision' implies good if not perfect sight. May the advent of 2020 - a new year, a new decade - see a lifting of the fog which has recently blurred the edges of what can be described as 'acceptable political discourse', and in the process refocus voter attention on the clear need to demand from elected representatives, a display of basic decency and decorum in public life - both of which have been seriously lacking in the behaviour of some high profile politicians on both sides of the pond, on an eye-watering number of occasions. That indeed would be a sight for sore eyes.”
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“Listening to the shrill rhetoric of hard line Brexiteers - either extolling the virtues of a 'no deal' Brexit, or suggesting its inevitability is simply down to the intransigence of the EU - I am reminded of another great folly in British history: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. It is as if we are witnessing a modern day re-enactment of that foolhardy military manoeuvre in which a mix of poor communication, rash decisions and vainglorious personalities led to the needless massacre of countless cavalrymen. Messrs. Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg may relish the idea of charging headlong into battle against a well prepared and strongly defended position, immune to the ensuing casualties and collateral damage. It would be appreciated if they could kindly leave the rest of us out of their futile and reckless endeavours.”
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“NO DIVINE BOVINE ! The clumsy creature currently inhabiting the White House is a distinctly dangerous animal. Part boneheaded raging bully, part dastardly coward showing signs of advanced stage mad cow disease. Neither of good pedigree nor useful breeding stock, there is essentially very little of substance between the T (bone) and the RUMP, except of course for an abundance of methane and bullshit. It's high time brave matadors for you to enter the bullring, with nimble step and fleet of foot. Take good aim and bring down this marauding beast once and for all. Slay public enemy number one and we will salute you forever. A louder cheer you will not hear from Madrid to Mexico City, from Beijing to Brussels, from London to Lahore, from Toronto to Tehran and ten thousand cities in between.”
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“As the 2018 World Cup Championship in Russia draws to a close, President Trump scores a hat-trick of diplomatic faux pas - first at the NATO summit, then on a UK visit, and finally with a spectacular own goal in Helsinki, thereby handing Vladimir Putin a golden propaganda trophy. For as long as this moron continues to queer the pitch by refusing to be a team player, America's Achilles' heel will go from bad to worse. It's high time somebody on his own side tackled him in his tracks.”
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The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
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This is a beautifully written book with wonderful character sketches. It delves into the intricacy of a whole gamut of human emotions. Despite being first published in 1951, it is as relevant today as ever. There are some amusing pokes at the church, ...more
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Don't Let My Past Be Your Future by Harry Leslie Smith
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Harry Leslie Smith is a rare phenomenon. A sage in his mid nineties with the lucidity and clarity of purpose to warn us of what may become of us if we do not take remedial action soon. Based on his first hand knowledge of another era with frightening ...more
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Seven Eleven Forgotten and Other Stories by Barnaby Hazen
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The book's title intrigued me initially but having read the 'Other' short stories that seem to act as hors d'oeuvres to the main meal - as in 'Seven Eleven Forgotten' - I found myself questioning their relevance to the main event, as the connection i ...more
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“New Year - a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story ? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”
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“Life is indeed colourful. We can feel in the pink one day, with our bank balances comfortably in the black, and the grass seemingly no greener on the other side of the fence. Then out of the blue, something tiresome happens that makes us see red, turn ashen white, even purple with rage. Maybe controlling our varying emotions is just 'colour management' by another name.”
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“New Year - a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story ? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”
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“Life is indeed colourful. We can feel in the pink one day, with our bank balances comfortably in the black, and the grass seemingly no greener on the other side of the fence. Then out of the blue, something tiresome happens that makes us see red, turn ashen white, even purple with rage. Maybe controlling our varying emotions is just 'colour management' by another name.”
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“The more time we spend interconnected via a myriad of devices, the less time we have left to develop true friendships in the real world.”
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“The word 'friend' has become so utterly void of meaning in a world governed by social media. How can anyone truly claim to have eleven hundred friends ? In my book that would involve making time to meet at least three of them every day of the year.”
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“Age is a seasoned trickster. To our parents, we will always be children. Within ourselves, the same yearnings of youth; the same aspirations of adolescence, will last a lifetime. Only to the young - blinded by our grey hair and slowing gait - do we appear old and increasingly beyond the pale.”
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