Why I Don’t Hate Dogs

I don’t hate dogs because they have so much love to give. I don’t hate dogs because they trust us. I don’t hate dogs because they sleep with us, and keep us warm at night if we choose. I don’t hate dogs because they are seeing-eye dogs, anxiety companions, and drug sniffers, and they work…

A Penny Thought

“I Love You” I’ts what everyone wants to hear, right? What people strive for, what life ultimately revolves around. Personally, I don’t like the phrase. It’s just so generalised, misused, commercialised, and lacks meaning. Yes it’s nice to hear from someone you feel emotionally invested in,  because it’s a display of affectionate feelings and promise….

I Have Fallen In love

Have you ever had one of those unnecessary existentialist moments? You know what i’m talking about, those 30 second snippets when you take yourself out of the task at hand and distance yourself. Why am I doing this? Is there a purpose? Is all this effort worth the reward at the end?  I mean, “Me reweth, Marye,…

For The Rugby Poet

Doing an undergraduate degree in English is difficult. It requires hours of reading, looking up academic approved secondary literary sources, and writing 10 page essays only to have lecturers attempt to crush your motivations through their nitpicking. As many young writers do, I strive to be published and heard. To have my name whispered in…

Goodbye Blood Ties

All families argue. They argue over the smallest inconveniences, and subtle personality differences. Yet when it all comes down to push or shove, they are the people who will stand by you through all. Me and my parents haven’t always seen eye to eye, and out of all 4 members of the household, I am…

Poe’s Life Lessons

This blog has been up for a while now, and although I’m not a big shot internet writer, I am incredibly thankful for the occasional readers I do have, I truly am. But with every triumph comes criticism. In less than a month I am moving half way across the UK to study English literature…

One Teacher

It doesn’t take much to make someone feel appreciated and confident. As an aspiring writer, seeing the little notification pop up telling me that 4 people have liked a post Is unimaginable. The fact that even one person has taken the time to read something I have written is comforting. It gives me hope. This…

My Beloved Companion

It’s always the ones we love most we take for granted… and we don’t realise we have taken them for granted until it’s too late. I’m sorry my beautiful companion. It’s like a punch to the chest. Your lungs shrivel, you can’t breathe but you manage one last exhale before the flood of infinite tears takes…

Pride For The Nameless

“Orlando” Even saying it sends shivers down my spine. I close my eyes and I can almost taste the metallic stain of blood in the air. My shoulders retract up to my ears. I am thankful for the silence. Society in my eyes has officially broken. It wasn’t until I got home from my mundane…

Summer Nights

Do you ever find yourself in a montage? I watch adverts for products like coca-cola and see bands of teenagers in sunglasses and shorts with vest tops, contrasting against sunset backgrounds as they drive to their booming radio music. Hands flailing, Hair tussling in the wind as they surpass vast countrysides, and sing along with…

Motivational Speech

So here I lay. No motivation, no ‘get up and go’ attitude. The feeling of a pointless reality clustered up in crisp clean bed sheets sends shivers down my spine. Talking to other students makes me compare. For an A level student, putting back your alarm three times is normal. However it wasn’t until I…

Exams

I tend to make a habit out of denying an exam is up and coming. I will deliberately avoid conversations on revision, essays and timings. Inadvertently disguising my fear for an “I don’t care” attitude, but I do. I care too much. Which makes sitting in a silent room, clock ticking, pens scribbling, nails tapping,…