Archive The Last Drive

The Last Drive

It started on a breeze-chilled evening, with the last of sun smudging the sky a deep red. My legs hung over the edge of the roof. I gripped a hot chocolate in my left hand. A silver signet ring clasped in my right. Haz’s ring. His initials HS engraved into the oval. The sun dipped …

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Archive How Can You Not Be Interested In Politics?

How Can You Not Be Interested In Politics?

Ever since I became interested in politics around the age of 15/16 (possibly earlier), I have been confused by remarks like “politics is boring” or “I have no interest in politics”. I say this not because I am fascinated by politics but because politics is just another word for how things get run and done. …

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Archive I May Have High Functioning Anxiety

I May Have High Functioning Anxiety

For years, I have appeared calm, cold and cocky. I will be honest and say I have cultivated this appearance because to me it makes people feel calmer and relaxed around me if I appear the same way. However, behind my eyes, my mind is anything but calm, especially in some social situations. I fidget …

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Archive Useless

Useless

I remember you walking into school bag over your shoulder. You usually have two friends, Kate and Justin, with you. I guess they know about the rumour, the whole school knows it. Shit. Craig and his cronies surround you. Their fists and feet slam into you, repeatedly beating you, I hear your cries as they …

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Archive Let’s Talk About Abortion

Let’s Talk About Abortion

I don’t agree with abortion. I disagree with people having abortions, but it has nothing to do with religion or the sanctity of life. Science says life is sustainable at 24 weeks and that is the point of when having an abortion is illegal in almost all circumstances. However, that ignores the potential for life …

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Archive Taken

Taken

I lie waiting for it. Every night I listen for the inevitable. They come for me, for my speeches and my writing. Like it’s said Evil triumphs if good people do nothing.   There: the smash of my door, the thud of boots on my stairs. I’m grabbed, beaten as a black bag covers my …

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Archive Dirty Blood

Dirty Blood

Arriving at 20:13 to a room filled with beds. each donor is lying still, his blood being sucked through a tube to be pumped into the arms of others.   I stand in line with different kinds of people. Some dressed in suits and others in skirts, jeans and T-shirts. We are all holding ticked …

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Archive Interview With A Red – University Short Story

Interview With A Red – University Short Story

Tom placed his mug of coffee and a plate holding lemon drizzle cake down on the table. The leather sofa comfortable squeaked as he leant back and opened his copy of the New Internationalist. His black coat lay next to him. The noise of the café surrounded him, murmuring conversations and the shuffling of customers …

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Archive Tom Daley: The smugness of those “who knew”

Tom Daley: The smugness of those “who knew”

*This article was previously posted on my old blog back in December 2013 Yesterday, Tom Daley came out and told his fans that he is in a relationship with a man. In a YouTube video, Tom said he still fancied girls, but since spring, he had been seeing a guy (Now engaged to that man …

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