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Author Archive: Garry Crystal

Garry Crystal is a freelance writer living in the UK. His short stories and articles have appeared in print and online including Expats Post, The Andirondack Review, Turnrow Journal, Roadside Fiction and Orato.

His first book Leaving London is available on Amazon and other retailers now.

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Killing the Poor and Totalitarianism – Business As Usual for the UK Government

Killing the Poor and Totalitarianism – Business As Usual for the UK Government

Unless something is seriously done to curb or stop this continual onslaught, where everything in this world is for sale and people are seen by the ‘elite’ as mere commodities, we will be complicit in herding future generations down a dead-end road in order to continue fulfilling the desires of a few.   One of […]

My Book isn’t selling. Here, Let Me Shit on Yours

My Book isn’t selling. Here, Let Me Shit on Yours

Indie ‘maverick’ writers setting the rules. The easiest way to stifle creativity –  just follow the rules. In actual fact, the title of this article should be, “You’re promoting your book using social media? What the hell? Let’s have no more of that nonsense, plus you’re doing it all wrong” followed by a strongly worded […]

Writer Julian Gallo Explores Creative Posterity, Doubts and Second Chances in New Novel Rhombus Denied

Writer Julian Gallo Explores Creative Posterity, Doubts and Second Chances in New Novel Rhombus Denied

  “All creative people, at some point in their lives, dream of stardom, fame, importance, what have you. Then you get on the path and pursue your dream and little by little the reality of what it actually is slowly begins to sink in – and it’s absolutely nothing like you imagined it to be. […]

By February 7, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Britain’s Real Hunger Games and the Champagne Swilling Political Elite

Britain’s Real Hunger Games and the Champagne Swilling Political Elite

You could perhaps make this stuff up as a futuristic dystopian tale or maybe a homage to the sort of grim Victorian poorhouse stories that Dickens produced. But the reality of Britain today as place where the elite ‘leaders’ force drastic ‘money-saving’ cuts on the struggling population while they refuse to even cut their champagne […]

Giving Up to Move On

Giving Up to Move On

I’ve been hearing from friends lately either by phone or online about how hard it is to simply make ends meet today. Money worries are the main complaint – there’s never enough of it or the tax man is hammering at the door with outrageous demands for tens of thousands or that it doesn’t matter […]

By October 14, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
A Personal View on Scottish Independence: The Journey from ‘Don’t Care’ to Yes

A Personal View on Scottish Independence: The Journey from ‘Don’t Care’ to Yes

I’m hoping that it isn’t the case that we’ve become so expectant of being screwed over by the political elite that we’ve become used to it, that we’ve become complacent, that we have succumbed to a form of political Stockholm Syndrome. At first I thought it was a joke. Not the issue of an independent […]

By September 14, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Detours – A Short Story

Detours – A Short Story

Short story – A family gathering set amidst an ever-present, threatening atmosphere.   Detours   “You always wear those big boots.” Esme says as we finally jump into the street after descending five flights of stairs. “You always wear a permanent frown.” I shoot back. “If it was permanent I would naturally always be wearing […]

By September 12, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Rules for the Freelance Writing Life: Always Check the Employer

Rules for the Freelance Writing Life: Always Check the Employer

“Maybe a visit to New York should include a sightseeing trip around the Grand Canyon at Times Square or skiing those immense snow-covered mountains of the Upper East Side.” I’ve been a freelancer for seven years now – actually it might be more than that but who’s counting? One of the major tasks of being […]

By September 6, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
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