Pursue

Pursue I liked Adrian a great deal and I wanted to ask him out for ‘coffee sometime?’ but all of my friends were determined that I do not pursue him. “It’s the 21st century girls,” I had stated an obvious fact to my two friends who sat comfortably in my living room, sipping on iced … More Pursue

Survive

“I need you,” Angela sobbed. “You don’t. You’re better off without me.” “I need you to survive.” “Oh, stop being so goddamn dramatic Angela,” Adam snapped. Adam’s eyes darted around the cafe they were sat in. Although it was a fairly spacious cafe, it felt too small with the stuffy men and women in their … More Survive

Catapult

Catapult Altab Ali, a young Bangladeshi man, was murdered on the 4th of May 1978 whilst walking home from work through East London in a racially motivated killing. He had been murdered by three teenagers who had chased him down Bricklane and stabbed him to death near Aldgate station. His murderers did not know him, … More Catapult

Friendship

Friendship: the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends. I think it’s fair to say that we have all experienced friendship at some point in our lives –some more than others and some lasting longer than others. But it hurts when your best friend is suddenly someone else’s best friend. I knew … More Friendship

Descend

I descend the stairs as fast as my legs can carry me, rush towards the door and push it open. His familiar scent invades my nose – a faint cigarette smell mixed with expensive cologne. With a flick of the switch, I see his desk in the centre of his modern, sleek office and head … More Descend

Ageing

My two older sisters have a serious fear of growing old. One is nearing thirty years of age and the other is at the tender age of twenty five so this anxiousness of becoming frail may seem a little absurd. Perhaps the fear of ageing for my two sisters stems from observing and also experiencing … More Ageing

Farce

Farce Wow, I can’t lie I feel pretty damn stupid because I don’t know what farce means. I have heard of the word several of times but I have never used it. A quick Google search tells me that the definition of farce is ‘a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including … More Farce

Woman

Some of the conversations I have with my mother. “But I don’t want to learn how to cook!” “Who’s going to cook for you and your husband when you’re married. I certainly won’t be coming over and cooking for you.” “We’ll order takeaways, it’ll be fine.” “You can’t live off takeaways your entire life.” “I’ll … More Woman