The Journal The Journal – Chapter 18: The Moment I Knew

The Journal – Chapter 18: The Moment I Knew

Have you ever had that moment when you realise what path you are meant to take in life?             I had it during a film. Before I had considered being a lawyer or maybe a marketer. However, I watched a film called Stuck in Love and half way through something clicked. I saw myself in …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 17: The Plan

The Journal – Chapter 17: The Plan

James woke up feeling groggy. His mouth was dry and his body felt stiff. The room was dark. He rolled over and grabbed his phone off the bed stand and found he had three missed calls and five messages from Xander, Harris and Amelia. He texted them and Shaun, asking them to meet at the …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 16: The Letter

The Journal – Chapter 16: The Letter

Dear Mum and Dad For years my one and only fear was for you to be disappointed in me. That I would in some way let you down and that you’d never look at me in the same way again. This fear has long forced me to work hard and to succeed in everything that …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 15: The Night Alone

The Journal – Chapter 15: The Night Alone

James sat alone in his bed, back against the wall, pen, and paper lying on his lap. Balls of scrunched up paper littered the floor. Draft after draft of the same letter that could ruin everything. His family. His future. So much ink and paper wasted trying to find the right words to shape the …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 14: Xander

The Journal – Chapter 14: Xander

James woke up with dry mouth, desperate for water. He blinked open and sat up in a double bed that definitely wasn’t his. A few seconds later he remembered what had happened the night before and instead of the regret he expected arriving, a smile broke out across his face. Xander was nowhere in sight. …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 13: Truth

The Journal – Chapter 13: Truth

I was sat in Subway with Nathan shitting myself. I’d been thinking about telling Nathan about everything with Jacob after two years, having left high school. We’d met up after I’d finished college for the day and fancied some food. We sat in a far corner and I plucked up the courage to hint. I …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 12: Grindr

The Journal – Chapter 12: Grindr

James had finally accepted himself. He knew who he was the moment Harris had told them about his new relationship with a guy back home. The pain that coursed through James at that moment finally made him realise that he had been a fool for not accepting himself and what he could have had with …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 11: First Time

The Journal – Chapter 11: First Time

The first time I did it, it hurt. A lot. It was New Years Day. The night before I’d been enjoying a party with my family and that day I’d woken up at midday. I called up Jacob, Josie, and Rachel and they all came around. We chilled out watching films and talked about school, …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 10: Christmas

The Journal – Chapter 10: Christmas

It was mid-January and the snow was still falling. It had been falling since that night with Amelia on the Docks and how Britain groaned. Obviously travelling over Christmas had been a nightmare for all of them, but Harris had it worse. On the day he was going home for Christmas, his first two trains …

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The Journal The Journal – Chapter 9: YouTube

The Journal – Chapter 9: YouTube

James ordered himself a hot chocolate and took a seat by the window in Starbucks. Harris was late. No surprise really. He watched the creamy brown liquid cool. He never drank it while it was hot for fear it would burn his mouth. He preferred it when it was warm. He slipped off his coat …

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