All posts tagged personal platform

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: ‘Late’

It’s late autumn; the leaves are nestled under tree trunks or half shoved into dirty drains. The sun hasn’t even risen and the heavy drops of rain are  rolling down your […]

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 […]

Personal Platform: The Boy Who Thought He Was A Bumble Bee.

This short story reflects on Schopenhauer’s philosophy. Schopenhauer famously suggested that life is a perpetual cycle of suffering and boredom. We are never satisfied, because the ‘Will’ (the drive within […]

Personal Platform: ‘Anorexia’

I was only twelve. I was overwhelmed. And it’s a story that we know all too well: of the little girl who learns to hate herself because of what she […]

The House Upon the Hill

Once upon a lonely hill, There stood a house with painted doors, A box beneath the window sill, A view across the moors.   I made a promise once to […]

Clasina Maria Hoornik

I remember when the boatman found you Floating In the Schelde, And plucked you out as if you were A Clump Of damp black hair, Knotted around a shallow drain. […]

Final Stroke – A Found Poem

As anyone who has taken the Modernism module whilst studying English Literature at Queen Mary will know, a Found Poem is created by taking words, phrases and passages from other sources […]