A dog plus a sandy beach… what could go wrong?

Dog: Let me off the lead. Sarah: I don’t trust you, dog. Dog: Let me off the lead. Lucy: Don’t trust him… looks at those eyes, their eyes of a misbehaver. Dog: I’ll be good, let me off the lead. Rachel: Guys let him off! He will be good look at him! Rachel begins to snuggle…

Was my university worth it?

So, after spending three years as a university student I wonder if it was worth it. I spend my first year living in a boiling student flat until I became a heated mess. Then, a spider infected accommodation where every creak of the floorboard sent me flailing into the air. Lastly, a mouldy house that…

Hush woman! Take your hormones out of the office

“This is your workplace!” He screamed, letting his voice carry until all the smirking eye’s turned to watch her. He carried on yelling,  “stop being so brassy and take your hormones to the bathroom.” A hushed laughter fell across the room, bouncing from desk to desk until the mocking tune surrounded her. “I only asked when…

“You should eat more!”

Let me start by saying that I have been very small since birth. Being a twin meant that from my first glorious breath I was a screaming, red, tiny baby that barely fit in an adult’s arms without slipping, what they don’t know is that my size was a ploy to slip and escape the grasp…

At school, you learn of villains long turned to dust

I feel like a fawn deserted by its mother, weak and alone I wonder aimlessly. My legs are barely holding my weight, each step mountains of student debt and questions pushing me down into the dirt. Is the adult world this hard? I wonder why we are never taught the important things in school, the things…

“Pink is for girls,” ew.

“Here you go love, a little something for the baby,” an elderly voice says. Turning, I am handed a brightly coloured package. I grin, an animalistic part of me takes it greedily, ripping apart the wrapping. A bright pink tutu glares at me, mocking me with its unruly netting. “It’s… very pink,” I say. A…

The cusp of the tide

White bubbles prickle the sand, teasing its way across. Wave breaching wave, until finally crashing to the beach. I stand, on the cusp of the ocean. Foot out, will it reach me? Or will its tendrils reach to taste, only to fall short? Perhaps only an inch more, my feet pinched from the hot sand…

Final days of studenthood

Oh how I miss it. Staying up till 4am, my head resting against the side of a chilled toilet seat. Binge-watching TV shows with my housemates for days on end, deciding it was acceptable to eat a large pizza, six chicken wings and a horde of chocolate by myself. But now… will I ever eat…

Verbally assaulted for holding hands with my twin sister

So, today I won’t be writing some imaginative response. Instead, I’ve decided to share a memory that has bothered me for a while. I have an identical twin sister. We look very similar (obviously as we are identical twins).  On a chilly night last winter we left our home to go to the chippy, holding…