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The Door

The Door

A short story Knock. Knock. Knock. Knock. Knock. Knock. Knock. It was a gentle but consistent knocking that could be heard at the door. No discernible rhythm. Not a parapa-pap-pap. Not a quick knock knock knock. Just a consistent tapping. And then it stopped. Maya...

A million pieces on the floor

A million pieces on the floor

A week ago I was so in love. Then the next day it was over. He ended it. A month together. Two weeks after Valentine's and announcing us as a pair to the world. He ended it. And I'm just left numb and wondering what the hell happened. All I can say is thank god for...

Labels: A Coming Out

Labels: A Coming Out

Long story short, I’ve recently come to the confident realisation that I’m bi-romantic demisexual, and my best friend is now my boyfriend. Now, for that long story. Not that long ago I quite confidently said I wasn’t gay, bi, trans or non-binary; guess I was wrong...

Goals for 2022

Goals for 2022

Last year I found it so helpful to have my set of goals to give me things to focus on and work towards. While I didn’t manage to complete all of them, I did complete all bar one! So for 2022, I’m setting some new ones to keep that focus going.Finish and publish A...

Reflecting on 2021

Reflecting on 2021

2021 has been truly awful. I thought 2020 was bad. But 2021 has been the worst. The continuation of the pandemic and the state the world is in is just miserable. My mental health has gone through a full-on rollercoaster including the need to take some time off of work...

Press Start

Press Start

Back when I was at university, I submitted a piece of prose to a student anthology where the theme was something around interactivity. The piece didn't get in unfortunately, and looking back, that was probably the right decision as they undoubtedly received many far...

A Confidence Booster

A Confidence Booster

I’ve had my confidence absolutely shattered over the course of the past few months for various reasons and I’m in desperate need of a confidence boost. I was trying to think of ways to do that and have settled on one thing to at least get me started: a list of all the...

Pen to Paper

Pen to Paper

A poem to voice some of the frustrations I've been having in trying to get any decent progress made on Book 2. Just a little something to try to get me writing something at least. Pen to Paper I’m trying to write I’m failing though, right? Every time that I try I just...

Finding Time

Finding Time

If there’s one thing I didn’t quite realise before getting a dog, it was how difficult it can be to find the time to do anything when you have a child. And yes, my puppy Milo is my child in this context, because of course he is. Before, I could just go and do...