Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

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Landmark of Sorts

Today’s blog is the 1300th I’ve written/published on my website writesaidfred.org since embarking on this literary journey at the end of March 2015. Not a milestone of any astonishing note other than perhaps it’s number ending with ’00’, but still a point in my creative odyssey where I feel it’s appropriate to reflect on those narratives that brought me to this juncture. My lexilogical children like my human offspring, legacies […]

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Blog 800 – Collective Thoughts

This afternoon I will spend three hours in situ at a local store in possession of a large bucket in my right hand (or maybe my left… I’ve not decided yet). The objective of this marathon receptacle hold to collect donations for MacMillan Cancer Support. That being said, if the store roof where I’m volunteering isn’t sufficiently robust, following the rainstorm we’ve just had in East Leeds they may require the bucket for collecting dripping rainwater. I’ve previously […]

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All The World’s A Stage

Todays narrative is the 700th since I commenced my literary journey in spring 2015. I started this almost daily journal of partly fictional monologues (based on fact) in the March of that year, its aim a short term distraction from challenging issues affecting my family…… These are enduring issues that still remain very much part of my broods existence. They are penned with the express desire to give brief respite from the strain […]

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2 Years Old Today

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of me setting up my website garystrachan63.com ( writesaidfred.org ). It has become a big part in my therapy to help with the more challenging circumstances my family are living with. In fact I’d say I’ve grown so fond of it that it’s now like one of the kids. Thankfully, not one who asks for money, lifts and a Man Utd strip! (The blogging site’s […]

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A Landmark of Sorts

Today’s narrative is the 600th blog I’ve written since I started my website writesaidfred.org around twenty two months ago. Although not an easy task penning these monologues, it’s been a journey which I’ve predominantly enjoyed. Well, apart from blog number 412 which left me saddle sore following my foolhardy decision to write it on horseback! I first started this project at the end of March 2015 with an expectation that I’d pen one, […]

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A Landmark of Sorts

This is the 500th blog I’ve penned since I set up my website writesaidfred.org nineteen months ago. It’s been a fulfilling journey where I’ve fought my demons with pen not sword. Battles where scars have been healed not opened further. I’ve not won the war, but I’m in better shape to achieve that goal than before my literary jaunt commenced. To celebrate I’ve upgraded my writing companions from garden centre ‘Pick & Mix’ and a […]

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