I don’t know who I am

Someone asked me what my favourite colour was the other day. My first reaction was to respond with pink. But then I wondered if it was still pink. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that I don't know who I am. My Mum, if she was still with us, would tell [...]

I loved you in every language

I've always been so fascinated by how much love humans can have for one another. How beautifully people say that they miss someone. How intoxicating it is to look at someone and want them to be yours. We all say we miss someone else. We all say we love someone else. The French say "Tu me [...]

An open letter to the boy I love who is moving away

I'm sure somewhere in your room there's a calendar with the date marked off; the day you get to start over. When all your stuff in that room you've called home for the past few years will be somewhere new. When you'll be somewhere new. Please don't get me wrong, I'm happy for you. I [...]

Free fallin’

She's a good girl. Loved her Mama. Loves family and all her friends too. She's a good girl; crazy about Taylor Swift. Loves cats and that one boy too. It's a long day; living in a small town. There's a motorway running all the way to where she wants to be. He's a bad boy [...]

My possible future life

This isn't quite what I imagined, you know. I waited for years for me and you to finally get our act together and make it work. I waited and waited for you to finally realise that we were more than just friends. That we could actually be great together. That maybe we were even destined [...]

Everything I ever wanted?

"You got it by the way. Everything you ever wanted. Absolutely everything you could imagine you could possibly ever want. What you spent nights crying about and days obsessing over. What you messaged your best friend about for weeks on end. The very things you would've given your life for. That you would've given up [...]

The things we leave behind

I feel like I have this awful habit of coming and going. Saying yes and then saying no. Changing my mind. Staying and leaving. Crying and smiling. Screaming and saying nothing at all. I'm pretty sure it drives the people around me insane. "I never want to speak to him again" I tell my best [...]

Eighteen

"For a minute there I thought you might be in love with me or something" You said staring at me with those wide eyes and questioning glance. And for a millisecond my heart was in my throat and I blinked twice thinking shit how am I going to get out of this one. And then [...]

Just shut up and tell me you want me

Just shut up and admit it. You want me. You wanted to grab my face and kiss me as much as I wanted to rip your clothes off. You wanted it. We were both sat there a little too close for just friends on the sofa watching a horror movie. You say good idea. I [...]

Forget how life is supposed to be

Forget about all the deadlines. The early morning starts. The running for the bus. The homework due in. The nine to five. The rush rush rush. Forget about all the things you have to run around and do in the day just to end exactly where you started. Back. In. Bed. Forget about being who [...]