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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Recommended Reads)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars ‘It often seems to me that art conceals the artist far more completely than it ever reveals him. ‘ This short novel was highly controversial in its time, and Wilde revised the novel due to some of the criticisms it received.…
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Siddhartha (Recommended Reads)

There are terms throughout this book that more than likely a great many of us will not be familiar with, yet do not let that put you off. This is a great tale of life as it details the clash of a young man named Siddhartha as he struggles between the material world and the…
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His story (Short Story)

He looked around, bewildered. A history buff, a cultured fanatic – Ade was no stranger to museums and exhibitions. Caesar, Napoleon, the Pharaohs of old – Ade was witnessing fragments held in glass, yet to be deciphered in his mental mind map. This was not short of an obsession. Tales of the ancients, Ade was…
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When Pay Shuns the way (Short Story)

  She had been in and out of the wards more than most of the staff there, more a part of the block than the hospital bed she lay in. Her medical condition meant hospital had become her home, more so than the property she supposedly lived in. Fatigue was now conquering her fighting spirit,…
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Inside the coffee cup (Short Stories)

Cold. The fresh liquid sheet had formed tan-coloured flakes. The half-filled mocha had barely been sipped since it was ordered an hour ago. Evidently, something was playing up on the young gentleman’s mind. ‘Is everything okay sir?’ The waitress politely asked with a warm smile, looking into his solemn eyes. Temporarily, he was brought back…
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Reality Check (Spoken Word Video)

Very Short Piece – the parable of being pawns in a chessboard.

Until it happens to you (Short Story)

For 33 years, I’d lived a good life. I was part of a loving family as I was growing up. I was a keen traveller from a young age and afforded opportunities to go to various countries around the globe. I had a stable, awe-worthy job as a financial manager, where the company treated us…
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One of the most epic things ever (Blog Post)

For those that know me, it is no secret I have some, perhaps irrational fears (such as driving on the motorway. Or bees/wasps.) Yet some are a fair bit more understandable. Drowning (I don’t really know how to swim) and falling from great heights, for instance, are relatively common ones. Yet the curiosity overwhelmed me for one activity…
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Senseless

____ is getting ready for school in the morning. It is as any other ordinary day, he’s battling against the clock and his mother stressing as he is running late. His breakfast is waiting for him downstairs. His mother shouts to him to come down, he yells back he can’t find his socks. She goes…
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He seeks refuge (Short Story)

He held a nationality to once be proud of, yet now he had to cower from neighbours that turned to strangers. He didn’t know, if he could bare to bear witness to another bullet that ransacked shacks of the guiltless. To feel a blunt knife poke at his heart like the sharp one that took…
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