To Evolve Is Magic

To evolve is magic,to chop, change, embrace the journey.But we are often told to avoid, to settle,to sink our feet into the norm. Quicksand. Now that you are here, you should just stay.The person you will be tomorrowis the one that you are today. “Sorry” I say. “I am not built that way”But I have exhausted […]

The Old House And Her

Walls and walls, winding and whispering, worried and worn. A single flower, fiery and rouge, sways to the left of the outside steps — a fighter amongst the weeds. The front door is towering with a powerful presence, enveloping the visitor with its webs and woe. It creaks open, breathing life back into the forgotten. Her eyes […]

You Are Not Falling Behind In Life, I Promise

Fenella in front of her blue car after passing her driving test

Life is a journey. We arrive at destination A, not by choice but by chance, and then have a middle part before we land at destination B. As my parents say: “We’re all just passing through.” Nobody knows how long the middle part will last, it varies, yet, we’re always in a rush to move […]

An Eternal Summer

June fell over the town, a sprinkling of sunny afternoons and outstretched evenings. Overlooking a river, an old stone wall was laughing, lined with teenagers sharing stories and a packet of bon bons. A row of wacky fun and vibrant colour — fashion was without rules and hairstyles were purely experiments. Striped tights, tutus and […]

You Tell Me You’ll Text Me Tomorrow

You tell me you’ll text me tomorrow, and I don’t want to say this again, but you said that the last time, phone abuzz from everyone I know but you. I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall. Can I add up all these minutes I’ve spent waiting for this text? I wonder […]

“There is a time for everything and definitely a time for magic…”

Love collected me from my house a little before 3pm. I didn’t know it was love at this point and love didn’t know me, all I knew was the car that love drove so that I could look out for it. Love didn’t come crashing into my aura, it didn’t cause upheaval. Love pulled into […]

“Some guys were the emotional equivalent of the tub of burger sauce…”

When I was single, there were many times when I thought things were falling apart. It would usually start with dropping my favourite palette at the start of the night, speckles of bronzer everywhere, and end with dropping my tub of burger sauce at 3am. And somewhere in between all these little collapses, were the […]

“Maybe we should keep social distancing in place for situationships?”

I don’t know which feeling is more grim – lying awake beside a sleeping red flag who you know you should not be lying beside again, or waiting for that red flag to contact you in the days that follow. Either way, it doesn’t matter, you will both speak again when you’re three Pinot Grigios […]