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    The past is both behind us and ahead of us, patiently looming [ . . . ]

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    01 May 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 11

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    Looking back on it now, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it began. Loving him as much as I do now, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time I didn’t love him, but at that moment when he stepped out of the cab - tall, blue eyes, sandy hair, blue shirt with the top buttons undone - I can’t say I noticed anything particularly special about him. I had no way of knowing how big a part of my life he would become, how integral to my own identity. He was no different to any other guest before him.

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    27 Mar 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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    Alright, so Tom Blake is a gambler, but he only bets on things that he’s sure will produce lucrative returns. Like now, for instance: he’s engaged in a game of poker for the low entry fee of a few pounds where one of the prizes currently in the pot is two third-class tickets aboard the Titanic. The ship leaves for New York in about two hours. He has nothing but a week and a half’s worth of pay in the pot in exchange for the chance at a new life.

    Or: a self-indulgent Titanic AU with all the yearning and angst but with none of the tragic death

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    15 Mar 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 16

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    The recruit held out a hand. “Lance Corporal Tom Blake.”

    Schofield did not take it. He turned instead to look at him.

    There was an unbearable youthfulness in Lance Corporal Tom Blake. It was in his soft, clean-shaven mouth, which was smiling; in his lack of understanding that Schofield did not want to talk; in the strong and clean teeth, in the blue and earnest eyes that held, at the same time, a serious and sincere gaze.

    Not long ago Schofield was sure he had looked at such faces; that such a face had once belonged to him.

    Now they are lying in the tents, in the ground, and their faces are not young. The skin turns gray and yellow, and the eyes...

    Schofield took his hand to shake it, and Blake squeezed hard, as if he were a friend.

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    A short story that focuses on Schofield, Blake, and how they formed their relationship before the events of the movie, "1917".

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    23 Feb 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 14

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    He doesn't speak to his daughters on his way to bed, simply kisses their foreheads and slips back out. He knows he is like a ghost haunting their lives.

    When he reaches his own bedroom door, he has the intense fear that he will open the door to find Blake there in his bed, limp and bloody. He has the irrational urge to go back outside and find somewhere cool and damp to sleep.

    Or: Will has come back from the war but he is still finding his way back to himself.

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    14 Feb 2020