Life After University

As much as finishing my degree was a huge accomplishment and relief, with Final Year being the most stressful moment of my academic career, one thing I was never prepared for were the emotions that came with post-university life. Many would see finishing university as returning to the 'real world' and make joke of having to … Continue reading Life After University

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Coffee Prescribed

First time medicated was in the library. 3 deadlines that week and my eyes are splitting. The laptop screen, the closest I’ve got to intimacy in weeks. I guess it breathes, it makes enough noise to resemble something humane. Why, when you’ve got so much to do Do you check Facebook when you know you’re … Continue reading Coffee Prescribed

Moira’s Diary – The Handmaid’s Tale

Thought I'd post this on here after finding it on my laptop. It's a creative response to Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale, giving Moira's perspective instead of Offred's narration in the original text. I wrote this for AS English Literature a few years back and it received full marks. The following is a printed … Continue reading Moira’s Diary – The Handmaid’s Tale

The Scream

A screech, a yelp, a cry-for-help, the sex-less Orient weeps. The wind’s cries wound the clouds in a child-like scribble. Broken colour erodes the sky in a volcanic mess. The red smoke fuelling the creature’s trauma; terror-stricken, a product of time’s inevitable toll.   Or perhaps it’s euphoric, ecstatic, a wail of joy, an outcast … Continue reading The Scream