I have a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, and I am currently studying for my Masters in International Relations and Politics.
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The Plague that Raided Bragånöss
Bitter with a bite as the weeping winter crept in. Snow shielded the mountains in a blanket of ice and the river ran a darker blue than I have ever seen it. There was a murmuring from the audience as the people of Braganoss waited eagerly for the castration. Alva prepared her knife ready for her moment. She was a woman who laid with the wolves and her hair reflected her feral nature. Everyone fixed their heated gaze as the traitor was shoved and tethered to the wooden stake. His face was badly beaten, and his tribal tattoos had been slashed with dishonour. He was known for preying on young girls, some of which who hadn’t had their first bleed. The predator glared at me and I couldn’t help but hold Freya’s hand tightly. She was eleven and a beautiful target. To my left Salazar crawled out from his hibernation, with his hay-bed hair, dark circles painted around his eyes dragged down to a point on his cheeks. His face was the bow and his eyes were the arrows. Slender body, with a jawline sharp as an axe. His neck was always crooked to an angle. Behind him was Rhydian, aged fifteen he was almost a man with fair blonde hair and hazel brown eyes like mine, there was no denying his was my blood, but his innocent look was a great deception for he had spent the morning practicing his aim with his bow. My husband, the Earl of Bragånöss, was sat on my right side. He nodded in consent to Alva, giving her the signal to begin her performance. She walked to the black and blue face of the predator, whispered so quietly in his ear that I couldn’t make out what had been said. Alva stared at the man directly in the eyes as she went below his hip - pulled down his rags and exposed him to the crowd. Silence had enchanted Bragånöss, with everyone shuffling forward to see the action. Everyone except Freya who covered her eyes and placed her head into my bosom. In a swift straight cut, she removed his genitals and held his jewels high above her head, before throwing them to the stray dogs. Blood spattered across her face as she continued to look at the pain that riddled him. She then licked the fluid off her blade, disgusted at its sourness. My husband smiled and clapped his hands together at the entertainment, as did the rest of the villagers. On top the cheering the man bled and chocked in agony, Alva had stripped him of his masculinity.
Celebrating Ten Years of Pussy Riot
Celebrating Ten Years of Pussy Riot: A Brief Biography Breakdown – The Story so Far “Russian officials should not stay unpunished; they cannot have this kind of absolute power over us." - Maria Alyokhina, 2014.
Universal Basic Income (UBI)
Key words: Universal Basic Income, Welfare, Economy, COVID-19. Abstract: Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a liberal radical concept that aims to replace current welfare systems and seeks to enforce a fair redistribution of wealth. UBI is an unconditional welfare policy, were regardless of an individual’s socio-economic background every individual are eligible. Trails have shown positive and negative results, all of which are surprising. UBI’s initial purpose seeks to obtain economic prosperity and provide a stable economic floor for everyone. As not enough research has been conducted, I attempt this puzzle by illustrating the criticisms, benefits and possible economic solutions that could potentially happen under the concept of UBI.