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Let Me Tell You A Story

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِن صَلْصَالٍ مِّنْ حَمَإٍ مَّسْنُونٍ وَالْجَانَّ خَلَقْنَاهُ مِن قَبْلُ مِن نَّارِ السَّمُومِ “And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud. And […]

Personal Platform: The Shoes.

This is a short story I had submitted in my Creative Writing portfolio. A modern Cinderella tale with a twist – I’ve always been one for the clichés. The shoes […]

Personal Platform: Late

This poem demonstrates something we’ve all been through more than a few times in our lives. Whether it’s work, school or anywhere else, when your alarm doesn’t go off, your […]

Personal Platform: A Single Moment

This short story was influenced by Ali Smith’s Artful, a novel which plays with time, form, narrative and imagination. My story has the similar theme of grief as in her […]

Personal Platform: An Existential Poem About Pre-Cut Fruit

I’d never thought I’d cry over pre-cut fruit It lays in front of me, wrapped in plastic The juice drips over my boots My room is a mess, my shoes […]

Perplexing Times: Rising Xenophobia and Turbo-Capitalism

This is a poem that reflects on our present political climate, characterized by rising xenophobia and uncertainty, and considers how we can respond to this. I am not trying to […]

Personal Platform: Swept into the Sea.

A fair breeze whips up the beige granules Carrying them Past rusted deckchairs and soiled picnic blankets. Bins thronged with the souvenirs of an evening spent by young wolves howling […]

Personal Platform: Could you turn down the silence, please?

This piece is a personal reflection of what loneliness feels like. It has been written in memory of a time in my life that I felt isolated. The irony flowing […]

Personal Platform: ‘I said it first. And last’

This piece is about the first time that you say you love your partner and the feelings aren’t mutual. The piece was inspired by sabrina benaim, a spoken word poet […]