Month: May 2017

Poetry

Ode to the Undiagnosed

Content Warning: This poem contains depictions of mental illness, self harm and body-focused repetitive behaviour. If you are sensitive to such content, please refrain from reading this. Otherwise, please proceed with caution.    —   I don’t know why you don’t know. Maybe it’s because you do know That even if you had known You …

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Chapter 3: Composure

Prompt(s) Used: “You’re not as evil as people think you are.” “No, I’m much worse.”   “Ju-” “Rain, run.” I wanted to run. There shouldn’t have been anything holding me back from doing just that. I despised him. I hated how there was nothing in the world could make him lose his composure. I hated how …

Essays, Portfolio

Imagining History through Fiction – The Book Thief

SPOILER WARNING: Unlike my essay on The Help that mainly talked about the themes of the movie, this essay DOES contain spoilers for The Book Thief. If you haven’t read the book and/or watched the movie, I highly recommend that you do so prior to reading this essay. A common angle used in fiction set …

Blog

My NaNoWriMo Experience

Source: http://nanowrimo.org/ 2016 was my first year out of full-time education. It was also my first attempt at National Novel Writing Month. I never thought to try it before because November usually meant tests, exams and projects.   I actually started NaNoWriMo 2016 about a week late. I had already planned the basic outline about a …

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Chapter 2: Brother

Prompt(s) Used: Write a scene at a funeral from the viewpoint of the dead person   “What’s happening? Why isn’t he waking up?” Sarah? I opened my eyes and saw my baby sister, shrouded in a thick fog. Baby… She was already eighteen. Why the tears, baby? Did someone hurt you? Did something happen to …

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Chapter 1: Pussycat

Prompt(s) Used: “Use the first line of a nursery rhyme as the first line of a dark narrative”   “Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?” “Shut up.” He cackled at that. Typical. “How was the weather in London, Kitty? Did the Queen send me her regards?” “My assignment was in Edinburgh.” “My dearest Rain, do …