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Short story

  • Poetry

    Gone

    It has been three days since Mum and I left the house; three days since she got out from under the covers. Mum seems sad. She is always crying. Or sleeping.…

  • Fiction

    Destiny

    They laughed when she spoke about her dreams to become a doctor. “You’re a girl,” they said. “You have to get married, have kids and look after your family. It’s your…

  • Poetry

    The Final Conflict

    It was after two when I got home. Well past the time I’d told him. As I tiptoed into our bedroom, with my high-heels in my hands, I tried to subdue…

  • Fiction

    First Kiss

    Everyone seemed to have a story about their first kiss around the campfire that night. Yet, Susie was not sure if she wanted to share her story with the other girls.…

  • Fiction

    Happy Place

    Bathed in pink with a beach theme, the room painted a pretty picture. So carefree. So full of life. It was easy to forget one’s sorrows in that room and be…

  • Fiction

    Fear

    He watched her walk away trying hard not to cry. It took every ounce of energy to not rush after her and hold her. To tell her how he really felt.…

  • Fiction

    The Unwelcome Visitor

    She arrived one day as an unexpected visitor. Whispering things I didn’t want to hear. She told me nasty things about myself. She said I was a failure. That I would…

  • Fiction

    Never again

    It was her 21st birthday — a special year. She had waited all night for him. Surely he was going to turn up. She checked her phone for the millionth time.…