Who We Are

It wasn't a particularly old lock. By all reasoning, it should have held fast for another ten years, but the rust from the heavy snow had weakened it, seeping through the mechanisms and loosening the screws. I only hit it three times. I used the back of my shoe... a professional might have used a …

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Running Away

People talk about leaving all the time. They imagine themselves in the countryside somewhere, where the trees seem to shelter them from the real world. They've abandoned those office jobs and responsibilities, and they're finally free. Looking out across the evening waters now, though, trees on every side and a complete sense of isolation beginning …

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Splinters through the Earth

It's been a few weeks since I've taken part in Sammi Cox's Weekend Writing Prompt, but through a combination of having submitted all of my university assessments yesterday, and procrastinating from the large stack of reading that I still need to get through, I decided that I had enough time to give it a go this …

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“Sir Orfeo”: Poem Review

Okay, so I’m categorising this alongside my “Poem Reviews”, but technically “Sir Orfeo” is a lay, which is a short form of poetic narrative that tells a story with some kind of a moral message. You can read "Sir Orfeo" for free online here (this is the Laskaya and Salisbury edition, which is the version that …

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A Moment of Solitude

Here's my interpretation of today's Weekend Prompt Challenge, hosted by Sammi Cox. This is a varied challenge that I enjoy taking part in, which is why, this week, I have attempted both the prose and the poetry challenge. Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you enjoy my writing! Prose Challenge Task: Write …

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