With the recent Black Lives Matter protests I wanted to look to a different part of untold history. I found this article where Montaz March talked about her dissertation on the … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #5
This post is inspired by the German astronomer Caroline Herschel. A breathing gap in half term so this one is a little more timely than the others! Something about her … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #4
In the week since we’ve touched down on UK soil I’ve been back to work, travelled (again) up to London and attended a book launch. It’s fair to say it … Continue reading Back to Reality
Surrounded by shining glass walls. Metal and flashing screens, colour and sound. Crowding in so close and so high you forget the size of the sky. Pasted up the sides … Continue reading A Farewell to Japan
Everyone loves to feel like they’re progressing. The problem is, for some things, outcomes are not quite as tangible as we’d like. If I were an aspiring baker, I’d continue … Continue reading What Does Progress Look Like?
The leaves on the tree outside my window are dying. But they are so beautiful in their death. Near the top, they still have green hearts, tinged with an acid-bright … Continue reading All Change (Shift Your Focus to Re-Energise Writing)
The results are in. After months of worrying over the impact the new English GCSE would have on our students, we’ve found that, thankfully, they’ve done about as well as … Continue reading The Dangers of Over-Plotting
A slump of a man is in the waiting area. Hunched over the chrome and black chair, his scuffed trainers rest on the marble. Baggy denim hangs from his knees, … Continue reading Fragment #6 Displaced
Thick green canopy that stretches away, an endless carpet folded over the slump and rise of mountains. Underneath, we trudge through sinewy grasses. They slap and swoosh, fondling our legs … Continue reading Fragment #4 Exploration
The train arrives at that stop. The one where you used to live. With him. Evenings spent spreadeagled underneath him on the blue sofa, the rumble of the Underground passing … Continue reading Fragment #3 Close Proximity
You can read my short story ‘Shout Out Loud’ in this anthology published by Centum: http://bit.ly/100VoicesV2 Exclusive discount code for blog readers: 100V2V84
You can see my latest short story in Pennyzine magazine here. Beautiful illustration by Sophie Page.