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What’s In A Name?

Parchment and Pencils was never meant to be anything more than it's first post. A university assignment that was set to help us find our way after our third year had finished. That assignment became Post-University Life. Every so often over the following 9 months. I occasionally felt the need to post something else. Sometimes related… Continue reading What’s In A Name?

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Life Plans: The Desire, The Disapline, and The Down-right Disasters

"We're all in the same boat" Being in your early 20's sucks. We can't help but feel so much is expected of us when it comes to having our lives together. We are in an awkward transition of adolescence. We are no longer considered teens yet we're not being considered adults yet either. You can't… Continue reading Life Plans: The Desire, The Disapline, and The Down-right Disasters

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Flash Fiction: 28/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Flash fiction competitions are everywhere. I see people posting about them on Twitter and many magazines offer the chance to tell a story in a set number of words. Sometimes flash fiction can be 2000 words and sometimes it can be 200, I've even seen ones as little as 10 words! I often think that… Continue reading Flash Fiction: 28/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Late Night Thoughts: 21/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Have you ever just laid in the dark, thinking about things you probably shouldn't be thinking about. Maybe your mind wanders over to your first love. You wonder what they're doing, if they're thinking about you, how different things are since they left your life. Perhaps you think about your past regrets, wishing that you… Continue reading Late Night Thoughts: 21/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Music To My Pen: 14/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

We all have those songs, the special playlist of things we listen to when we are happy or sad. Whether we want to be angry at the world or whether we want to be inspired by it, we all have a song to make us feel the way we want to be feeling in that… Continue reading Music To My Pen: 14/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Where Words Begin: 12/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Something has changed in the past few days. I don’t know whether it is the excitement of a new life, the flood of icy, salt oxygen that was pumped into my mind as I wondered the Scandinavian streets of Denmark and Sweden, or maybe, just maybe, this blogging challenge is starting to work like I hoped… Continue reading Where Words Begin: 12/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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What I Want From 2018: 2/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

For many, today was the first day back at work for this year. It would have been mine too if I was still living in Hampshire, but instead, I'm living the unemployed home with parents life. This is both a blessing and a curse. While yes, I had the joy of sleeping in and being… Continue reading What I Want From 2018: 2/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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2017 In Review!

I almost can't believe that it is New Years Eve tomorrow! Where did the time go? 2017 has been a full on rollercoaster ride; filled with twists and turns, slow rises and speeding downfalls, screaming and cheering. But we made it! I came into this year at a house party I was hosting in my final… Continue reading 2017 In Review!

The Life & Lies

Where Art Thou, November?

*Tap Tap Tap* My nails drummed on the keyboard. Fingers hovering over letters, itching to form the words that floated around my foggy brain. The room blurred as my eyes began swimming with tears. "No," I whispered to myself, gulping and turning my head to the ceiling, blinking quickly in an attempt to stop myself from crying.… Continue reading Where Art Thou, November?

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I Can’t Breathe

Panic attacks. They take over your mind and your body, wrapping around you tighter and tighter until you feel suffocated and can’t breathe. It’s a similar feeling to when I was a kid and I was swimming in a river. My foot got tangled in some seaweed and was holding me back. As I tried… Continue reading I Can’t Breathe