The Grownup Gillian Flynn Short Story London Crown Publishers 2014 4/5 **** -Ending Strikes Back- *SPOILER ALERT* I read this short story waiting to get picked up from the hotel in Thailand. It is only a small story and such an easy read, so it took less than an hour. It … Continue reading The Grownup Review
My final dissertation piece was a short-ish story. It landed me a massive 2:1 and was very happy with the final result. This is the first section, I have worked on it since and hope to make it something a little bigger. This is the beginning of what I submitted: Pretty Thing Charlotte I winced … Continue reading Pretty Thing (Dissertation Excerpt)
I just wanted to write a quick update on where I am and where this blog is going. I know it's been ages since my last post... almost four months, but I can say that after three hard, long, stressful years I am graduating with a 2:1!!! Couldn't be prouder of myself but I am … Continue reading I’m Back!!!
As promised an update on where I am with my writing, what I've been up to and what I want to aim to be doing in the next few months. So at the moment I am procrastinating in the library, I have hit a wall with my essay and I need a break. I literally cannot … Continue reading Update!
As he eyed the marks on the door, where it looked like a bolt had been, a thorn scratched Reggie’s hand, forming a painful, bloody mark across his black and white rose tattoo. He was wary of the desolate cabin, which was now becoming quite eerie. With only his phone torch to lead him in, … Continue reading Black Sheep
I'm an crazy busy at the moment with my university work! Note to everyone: third year is HARD! Anyway I am trying to find the time to squeeze everything in, but my deadlines are coming in thick and fast and for the duration between now and May, I will struggle creating a post for every … Continue reading Apologies!!!
This is a comical short story that I wrote for an exercise in my year two fiction class... Nothing special but enjoy! Sven had always longed to travel. Somewhere hot, somewhere cold, somewhere different. Different to boring old Preston. His mother was Swedish and his father Polish… So Sven could never understand … Continue reading Birthday Wish
A Small Good Thing- Raymond Carver Where I'm Calling From Harvill Press 1st November 1993 *SPOILER ALERT* Throughout my writing journey, I have found that Raymond Carver is one of my favourite authors. His writing and short stories are usually uplifting and quite entertaining. They have meaning and are very easy to read. … Continue reading A Small Good Thing Review
So this is a small extract from my short story, 'Imperfections'. I used this as my final fiction piece for second year. This story is about people not being as they seem. There is a lot of character build up in the full story, where you see the main character, John, as he really is. … Continue reading Imperfections
*SPOILER ALERT* Well here it is... my first review! I'm not promising that this review will be the best thing you ever read, but here you are reading my writing and I am grateful. So, sit back and enjoy- which is something I am not doing as I write this because a GIANT -and by … Continue reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde