I wonder how people create plots. I do it too, but oftentimes I find myself starved for a plot twist or an unexpected corner to turn; because if I can think of it, surely the reader has predicted it too? The trouble is, I want everything to be smooth sailing and happy endings too. I…… Continue reading Not a Lesson
It seems crazy what can change in half a moment. If we had any day-to-day realisation of it, nobody would every be as stupid as to text while driving, or something like that. It seems wild that one second I can say “race you there” and the next moment your bone could be broken right…… Continue reading Bubble Wrap + Lukewarm Tea
Turn on any news program and learn what to fear and who to blame, and what death and disaster blanket the world that day. So where’s the good news? Right here! Every Tuesday, find a new piece of good news and remind yourself that the world isn’t all darkness. We have a new ‘Good News’…… Continue reading Good News
It’s been a while. If there’s something I’ve learned about good friends, it’s that sometimes it is a while. And it’s okay, as long as you all come back to each other. Last night I skyped my dearest friends who are dotted along the coastline, and the time and distance disappeared and then it was…… Continue reading A Plan
Do you ever hear a song or see an artwork or hear a speech which just evokes such an emotional reaction and you just stop and say “wow”, and soak in the beauty and marvel at it and wash it over your skin and drink it down and try to absorb it like a sponge?…… Continue reading talent.
Sometimes the most interesting moments are the ones which follow a wrong turn down a road which is not the shortcut, but it proves to be a shortcut, but you get to see the new foals and the silhouetted trees fencing in a pink sky, and a billowing crimson cloud dressed in every silver lining. Just the same,…… Continue reading Opportunist, Optimist
Maybe I write in this style too often, but uni just finished for the year and I’ve used up my words in essays. So maybe I write too much in this style. This “write the first thing that pops into my head” style of writing. It’s good for writer’s block though, I tell everybody that,…… Continue reading Life Work