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Lamia

Unravelling herself from the Gordian Knot that is sleep, Lamia, who has eyes like a peacock, stared nervously at her reflection in the adjacent mirror. Her vermillion-spotted body felt endless […]

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An Ultraviolet Waltz

She died on the roof where it was sunny, honey, From the backlash of the heatstroke in the crossfire While Wilson ached about tender women and liars * It’s said […]

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Pink and Blue

She had been letting the sun in through the window since February. In April, she heard the song that they would later refer to as ‘our summer song’. In June, […]

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For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn

It’s funny how things can catapult you back in time. A song from the summer, a particular face, or a jumble sale. Memories resurface, like uncovered artefacts that are distant […]

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Personal Platform’s Six Word Short Story Collection.

The myth surrounding the six-word short story goes like this. American writer, Ernest Hemingway, is drinking with fellow writers in a restaurant in New York. His breath stinking of whiskey, […]

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A Threshold

The room is neither bright nor dark, with its dim light lingering in the air like a rotting, transparent mist. The cobwebs pressed against the ceiling appear to be shimmering […]

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CONFESSIONS OF A MODERN-DAY LEPER

I thought I had it all. I was lucky enough to have been born into what they used to call a ‘middle-class family.’ But I guess my mother was right; […]

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The Embrace of Snow.

Gravestones protruded from the ground like milk teeth. An old, grey man stuttered up the hillside path, avoiding the overgrowth. Hunched over his cane, his withered hands shook but he […]

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Long Forgotten

I keep thinking how strange it is, That when we’re dead and long gone Our memory will live. In paper and words and stories we tell our kids. Who will […]