She takes his hand in hers. Gnarled knuckles. Youthful flesh. He doesn’t clutch back. She knows that he is slipping away. His breathing quickens. He’s still alive, she thinks. This is all we have. Life. But what is life if all it leads to is death? Maybe death is the ultimate goal. Maybe we are… Read More Ants
I’ve been in a reading rut of late, and really struggled to find something that would get me out of it. I tried The Scarlet Letter (too wordy after an evening of essay writing), Porterhouse Blue (absolutely hilarious, but not the thing to be reading the night before an English assessment. I literally absorbed… Read More CR: Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
There are times when I feel like drowning. Wallowing in my sadness, sinking slower and slower to the bottomless pit of despair and hatred until I realise that it’s too late and I’m scrabbling for air but the weight of it all crushes me and I’m left with nothing left to live for. I’ve realised… Read More Not Waving, But Drowning
In less than seven hours time, I’ll be the big one-six. Sweet sixteen! Legally able to drive a moped! But there’s a part of me that feels deceived. Sixteen is heralded as being the age where one blossoms from an awkward teenager to one blessed with the gifts of glamour, attractiveness and the ability to… Read More 16!
One does love a good book about Asian culture. I’m well versed in Thai ways – my mother would probably beat me if I wasn’t – but I’ve sadly neglected the other countries. Take the geisha culture that was predominant in Japan. I thought that, to put it brutally, ‘geisha’ was just another term for… Read More BOOK REVIEW: Memoirs of a Geisha
I was nominated for this by A.R. Writer, and this nomination actually made my day. I’ve had a hectic week (my advice is that if someone asks you to design an entire magazine in two days, say no), so it’s not until now that I have the opportunity to accept it, and nominate others. These are… Read More Dragon’s Loyalty Award
The superficiality of modern life riles me up. Perhaps not modern life as most of you see it; but as a teenager in the 21st Century, when all of my peers spend their free time gazing with glazed eyes at a celebrity’s Snapchat, I can verify that social media is at the forefront of some… Read More RANT: Social Media