I'm new to the 'writing for real' scene. Previously, I've kept my poetry and writing under wraps in a fancy notebook, but now I've decided to give it a proper go!
I hope you enjoy my work.
When Blessings Fall.
I scratched at the dusty earth, hoping at least some of the little plants would survive this year. The ground had been stripped of any goodness long ago. Intensive farming and poor environmental practises had left this generation with barren soil, failed crops and not enough to eat. Global warming, again, caused by previous generations, meant for us, there were months without rain, and then a few weeks of floods and storms. Growing food was tough: plants were either burnt, or washed away. We were desperately replanting forests and woodlands, but the trees were young, and couldn't undo the damage or prevent the flooding, yet.
I let my fingers trail through the icy cold waters, trying to focus on the sensations, just as the CBT instructor had told me.
5 Things to Not Say to a Vegan!
The Vegan 'movement' has taken off at an enormous rate in recent years, and with celebrities everywhere promoting the cause, (think Joaquin, Di Caprio and Pamela Anderson to name but a few) more and more of us are ditching dairy, saying ''meh'' to meat, and ''see-ya'' to sushi.
The Little Journal.
''Oh, come on!'' I yelled, angry that the electricity had chosen to go off just as I was about to hit 'save' on my assignment. I prayed 'autosave' would have kicked in just beforehand.
The devil has a pretty face.
''Did you know that the calories don't count if you eat the cake really quickly?'' I smiled as I wolfed down the deliciously rich chocolate cake I had just purchased with my coffee. After a morning spinning class, I thought I deserved a little indulgence.
Misophonia is a disorder where people have abnormally strong and negative reactions to the ordinary sounds humans make, such as chewing or breathing. (MedicalNewsToday)
Image by pasja100 at Pixabay I could hear their thundering footsteps and laboured breathing coming closer and closer. ''Come on, little fox. You know we'll catch you. And when we catch you, we will hurt you. If you stop and come quietly, we won't hurt you. We promise.''
Keep your distance!
When the government announced we could no longer sit with, hug, shake hands or socialise with people outside of our 'bubble', I was at first dismayed and a bit devastated. I had made going for coffee, meeting up with friends, and helping out at church a regular part of my week.