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The StoryBench

We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.

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French

Torture by Hope

This short story, La Torture par l'Esperance, in French by Villiers de L'Isle-Adam is set in the times of the Spanish Inquisition. It portrays the cruelty of fate. Though it has a predictable end it is a fascinating nonetheless. Fear... Continue Reading →

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Meet 7 : Travel

The theme was `travel'and travel we did... from the dusty desert sands of Afghanistan to the opulent French courts of 1650's and USA of the seventies. Poetry, excerpts from novels to a live-experience activity - we had it all. Vasant Bapat's... Continue Reading →

The Map of Tender (ness)

The Carte de Tendre (Map of Tender) was "conceived as a social game during the Winter of 1653-1654" by Madelaine de Scudery. The map shows a geography entirely based around the theme of love and represents the path towards love. On the... Continue Reading →

Meet Four : Childhood

11 November, 2016 The theme this time was ‘Childhood’. … and coincidentally, two of our regulars could not make it to the session because their little ones needed them at home. Talk about living the theme 😀 Everyone brought a... Continue Reading →

The Lake

(Translated from the original French) The Lake By Alphonse de Lamartine Translated by A.Z. Foreman In 1816, at Aix-les Bains near Lake Bourget, Lamartine made the acquaintance of one Julie Charles. The following year, he came back to the lake,... Continue Reading →

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