Summer Day 3: ”Just a Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy”

I arrived home in the later hours of Sunday, started to unpack and fell asleep next to the mountain of clothes I had accumulated in my year away. Day one saw new shoes, too many errands but a happy pile of book situate their selves in the space that wasn’t being used for my unpacking. […]

My Summer Bucket List: A Seasonal Separation

I’m breaking the mold. Normally I’d bring you poetry or a story or some perhaps lightly too-subverted philosophy hidden in shoes. But today is not only Sunday but exactly a week before I get to go home for the summer!  I haven’t started packing, in fact, right now I’m sat with my elbows resting on […]

Colouring-in Weather

”The clouds are looking a little grey” he said. So I pulled off my sunglasses that made the world filtered like one of his instagram shots and slid them over his eyes. ”Better?” ”I think so. But now the contrast is off, the clouds look orange.” He chuckled as I sighed giving him a disdainful […]

A Goodbye Wrapped In Brown Paper

I wrapped your t-shirt so neatly, like it were a thing of any delicacy not something in which on countless nights I slept in. I fold the odd sock you misplaced and the second t-shirt that merely sat among both other items in the bottom of a basket until I discovered them again finally unearthing […]

The Orphaned Stars

She sat among the midnight. Magnetic skies lighting her footprints in the ground and she strolled towards the Oak tree and sat below its branches looking up to the stars to take her elsewhere; Each so entwined but far apart…she knew how that felt. She wondered about this place, submerged into the forest of night. […]

Tasteless Birthday Cake

As my mum returned from a distant relatives birthday meal she handed me a piece of cake. I am an open advocate of all things baked and appreciate the gesture but one bite in and there was not a happy expression about my face. I’m sure the cake was beautifully iced with an appropriate amount […]

A few bad habits…

I’ve had a few habits my whole life through my changing music tastes, my changing perspectives and my changing looks. When I was little I remember writing words so honest when I found them a few years later written on an old toy it really hit me emotionally. It kept happening but it’s only today […]

I know, I’ve Seen That Look Before

It’s a dormancy.It’s like no-one has or is finding what they are looking for and they no longer want to try and each day I lack motivation I am worried I will start to feel it too. Like Intimacy means the exchanging of a few simple words and though affection came from nowhere internal other […]