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The Little Things

I have a collection of special, yet random, artefacts placed on a shelf above my writing desk. Here is a list of what they are: A winner’s 2013 NaNoWriMo trophy A handmade 30th birthday card given to me by my … Continue reading

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Water and Wine

The rain looked different in the city tonight and yet the only thing which had changed was us. The last time we visited we drank our happiness by the bottle and embraced the dizziness which came with too much Merlot. … Continue reading

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‘If it’s not what you want to write, don’t write it’ – Author S.J.I Holliday shares her writing tips with Author Advice

S.J.I. Holliday grew up in East Lothian, Scotland. She spent many years working in her family’s newsagent and pub before escaping to St Andrews, Dundee and Edinburgh to study microbiology and statistics. She has worked as a statistician in the … Continue reading

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My Own Way

Like a cat with a full stomach, satisfied only by a bowl of cool milk, I slip silently out of his constrictive bedsheets. No goodbye would sound right, no excuse plausable, so instead I walk away without vocalising the unbelievable … Continue reading

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Under the sheets 

Your body on top of mine; your eyes reflect our seven years together in my own. When it finishes we fall asleep. Our eyes are no longer locked on each other. Only the stars remain awake to peek through our … Continue reading

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Dear Vagina, F*ck You.

Dear Vagina, Fuck you. This all started at the age of 10. Do you remember? You lead me to believe I had started my period when actually it was a false alarm. It ended in that embarrassing heart-to-heart with my … Continue reading

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British Book Challenge 2017

Well 2016 didn’t quite go to plan when it came to my annual reading list. I actually think I ended up reading less this year than I did the previous year. There’s no time to dwell on that now though … Continue reading

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Two Little Lines – a microstory

Two Little Lines By  Donna-Louise Bishop She flinched as the roll-up, which had been stuck to her lip, ripped off a peeling of red-stained skin. Its shade was Sunset Lust, or so the shop assistant had informed her earlier that … Continue reading

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Next – A Tritina

They say nothing ever truly dies, But that’s an expression too distant to console me right now. Instead, I will let my memories carry me.   But who will be there to catch me when my heart breaks and dies? … Continue reading

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The Final Slice of Toast

The earliest memory I have of you is that one time you made me breakfast. I’m sure you’d prepared this meal for me many times before, and would have continued to do so many times after, but it was that … Continue reading

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