Happy Body

I sit at my desk, sipping my tea, savouring the warmth on my hands and my tongue. Tasting the hint of honey in the cardboard-coloured liquid, I feel proud that I have cut out the two sugars I used to have in each cup – the once welcome taste is now repulsive to me. I … Continue reading Happy Body

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A river and a rock

You're wading through a river, against the flow. Left, right, left, right. One step in front of the other, slowly gaining ground, but feeling the pressure against you each for each foot of progress. You can see the path ahead through the clear, frigid water, and the pitfalls ahead are a mixture of obvious and … Continue reading A river and a rock

Whining, published

She'd booked the time off months ago - attempting to take advantage of the bank holidays - and, rather naively, she'd not expected anything to go wrong and therefore didn't take the possibility of change into account, despite her pessimistic nature. It was the Friday of her week off and she had done nothing of … Continue reading Whining, published

Writing Prompt: The Earth is destroyed. Humanity has been reduced to a race of vagabonds, drifting from planet to planet in ‘caravans’ of ships, tolerated, but never welcome. You don’t mind much though; you always liked travelling.

Dear Diary, 'Ol' Blue'. That's what Mops and Pops called it in our bedtime stories. The Elders called it 'Earth from Long Ago' in their sermons. Kids would run around in spacewalk dress-up yelling "I'm an Earthish, I come in peace!" while pretending to scan their playmates. I had a different name for it, a … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The Earth is destroyed. Humanity has been reduced to a race of vagabonds, drifting from planet to planet in ‘caravans’ of ships, tolerated, but never welcome. You don’t mind much though; you always liked travelling.

Writing Prompt: Death has been eradicated. War, however, has not.

"No! Mum! Why?!" I wake up, thrashing, ripping the covers that have entwined themselves around my neck. It was just a dream, this time. I can still feel the phantom touch of her failing grip on mine; the passing of time has worn away her face from my memory but never those last few seconds of … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Death has been eradicated. War, however, has not.

Right now, I am at peace.

Right now, I am at peace. This peace is like an old friend popping round for a cup of tea. There are things we have to catch up on, and the easy silence that is comfortingly familiar. It's an emotional reunion and an overdue respite from the past months of turmoil. Waking up without her has … Continue reading Right now, I am at peace.

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 28 – The wait is almost over

Only three more posts now until the end of Non-Zero November. I would like to write another short story or the like, but I doubt my last few posts will be spectacular - Wrestling is on tomorrow and Wednesday, and Final Fantasy XV will be arriving tomorrow too. Even today's post won't be very good, … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 28 – The wait is almost over

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 27 – Winter Pie

I feel like I should write a bit more today than I did yesterday, as it was a bit of a "day off", and I did have a small adventure, so I have something to talk about. We wandered into town at around 1pm and argued over where to grab some food and a coffee … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 27 – Winter Pie

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 26 – A true Non-Zero day

This challenge is called Non-Zero November, which means the aim is to do at least a little towards your goal, even if you can't be bothered. I can't be bothered today. I've had a nice relaxing day and chilled out, and now I just don't feel like doing a post. So yeah, this really is … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 26 – A true Non-Zero day

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 25 – GLORIOUS

GLORIOUS I WON'T GIVE IN, I WON'T GIVE IN UNTIL I'M VICTORIOUS I just won my first human vs human battle in Pokémon Moon! Admittedly, if they'd had all six Pokémon rather than five and an egg, they would have won, but still! The battle was with my boyfriend and it was seriously one of … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 25 – GLORIOUS