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Write Night | Tuesday 15th December
Our humble little 'Journal' wrapped up last week, and so we'd like to say goodbye.
LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME by Tammy Bux
'Every single day, I witnessed a kaleidoscope of emotions bubble up inside of me. And it wasn’t just me. This was happening collectively to many people across the globe.'
KWAY CHAP FOR ONE, NO INTESTINES by Simeon Neo
'Can I truly call myself a local even though I no longer live here? But neither can I call myself a Perthian. So what am I?'
SUPPRESSED TRAUMA by Gisele Ishimwe
'It felt like all my badly nursed wounds were laid in the open for the world to see. I felt a certain level of vulnerability and a deep craving for mercy from strangers who seemed to struggle seeing my pain as relevant.'
MELODRAMA, EXISTENTIALISM AND FINGERNAILS IN PARADISE LOCKDOWN by Tyrown Waigana
'I was chewing under my fingernails. Not biting them off, just picking under them with my teeth, and I was wondering if I was going to have a mini breakdown.'
GOOD MEN DOING NOTHING by Rushil D'Cruz
'I sit in guilt and shame for knowing better and not acting, embarrassment that these moments I could have changed weigh so heavily upon me.'
DANCING WITH AKSARA by Annaliza Bakri
'“Unprecedented times” is like a chant, a hymn of platitudes uttered to calm the soul, or a lie bleached beyond purity till we can’t tell its origins.'
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE by Tiffany Ko
'Gingerly, I unclasp the diary and open to the first page. It’s titled: 2nd February 2003. And underneath: Today I had death by chocolate cake.'
CODE INDIGO by Baran Rostamian
'In navigating and surviving dating-app-dates (D.A.D.’s for short), it is entirely vital to have some sort of escape system – although not necessarily one this elaborate...'
GATHERER by Karen Wyld
"Writers are seekers. We seek out images, new thoughts, adventure, and tales to tell. We look for meaning in all that we see, hear and feel. Gatherers are both seekers and finders."
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