Tag: Reflection

Editor's column

New beginnings and a reflection

Here it is, the first editorial I am writing as Editor-in-Chief of Concrete. I wish I was writing this under different circumstances, with a print issue being scattered around UEA and campus bustling with people who read our publication. Instead, I sit at home in Edinburgh, hundreds of miles from Norwich and even further from…

Film

Nymphomaniac

For those of you who haven’t watched it (oh, how I envy you) Nymphomaniac is a two-part film in which a girl tells a celibate man about her self-diagnosed nymphomania and the problems it has caused her since childhood. The film itself is really quite beautiful, even in its brutality. In the most violent, heart-wrenching…

Creative Writing

Shield

Shiny metal, pointed edges and grey with a sunshine hue, Golden warmth radiates as you press me closer to you. It took time to form the links that bound you to me, You didn’t always want to shield me you see. Robust exterior, shut out to all. I never knew armour could be so cruel….

Creative Writing

LONELINESS IS A FUCKING DRUG

Loneliness is a fucking drug. Once you first taste loneliness, It is as addictive, As hard to quit As the hardest drug I know. The hardest drug I know Is cocodomol. Cocodomol became my friend When at 13 I hurt my hip And I needed a full night’s sleep, When at 15 I first felt…

Creative Writing

Acceptance

I stand on a tear stained street Caught inside an endless commute. I pour my fingers into the eyes of strangers In search of you. Off beat, intrinsic jazz shakes my body Our hands make love Ejected, rejected Thoughts exit my mind. I am in a muddling mind maze, These thoughts were only ever meant…

Creative Writing

Soup

I can’t eat my soup. I told mum that I wouldn’t eat it, but she heats it up for me anyway. ‘Just in case’, she says. Just in case. I watch her hook her finger under the metal latch and begin to peel the lid off. I watch it hesitate, and bend over in a…

Film

The Man Who Fell to Earth… rather intentionally

The Man Who Fell to Earth poses one of the most terrifying thoughts: despite being one of the most advanced species, having fixed things from cancer to clean power, you can’t stop your planet from dying. It’s up there with immortality, which in some sense is the same thing. The Man Who Fell to Earth…

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