Tag: Scared

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….

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Why we shouldn’t look forward to 2019

Remember the panic of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse prediction? For a few years we were apocalypse-crazy, shovelling down disaster movies, zombie flicks, and dystopian fiction as quickly as we could. If this ‘end-of-the-world’ craze can teach us anything, it’s that the grass was apparently not greener on the other side. Now that global extinction is…

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Milo Filtness on breast cancer and her mum

It’s very hard to start a conversation about cancer, because as far as medical conditions go, it has a huge amount of emotional weight. Firstly, because one in two people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK, so chances are that whoever you talk to about it, they have been personally affected. Secondly,…

Travel

Coming to America

The queue for customs in Chicago takes two hours and my connecting flight has already left. I am crying. I leave my phone at the desk when checking my bags in for the next flight and don’t realise until I’m leaving the terminal. I cry more. A wonderful steward finds it for me and gives…

Travel

Solo vs group travelling

One of the biggest trends right now, without a doubt, is travelling. Whether it’s for ‘soul-searching’, a graduation trip or just for fun, there are millions of travellers every year. I, myself, have travelled a lot – both alone and in a group. It’s because of these experiences that I want to explore the pros…

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Anxiety abroad

I’m paralysed. Stuck to the spot. I’m waiting for the right moment. The right moment to ask. To ask where the toilet is. Now you might be thinking what is so difficult about asking where the toilet is? And you’re right, there is nothing difficult about it. However, it took me two hours of desperation…

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