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Fantasy shorts from Jon

Train Delay Mo looked up from his notepad and across at the man opposite. The train hadn’t moved for 5 minutes… now six. Everyone was hot, crammed together in near yogic positions. His pen, after...
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First Days In The Office…

I’ve been an employee at Stonewall for a few days. I started on Friday of last week; a pretty weird day to start as I was jumping from one job to another overnight. Switching my jeans and a t-shirt ‘I’ve...
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Top Minus Two Weeks

It's the eve before I hit two weeks until I go in for top surgery – a double masectomy. In a fortnight's time, two Sundays from now, I'll be making the final preparations for the short drive up to the...
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Short Writing Exercise session

50 words, words with one syllable My mum died in the night. Her heart gave up, and we could not save her. We rang dad; he kept his tears at bay for hours. We all dug the grave next day, it was a plot at...
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May Challenge Update: 180 words so far.

So I've been behind on the Collective May Challenge: to write (at least) 30 words a day for 30 days. I thought this was a great challenge, but by the time I write this – six days into May, I'm of course well...
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Tate Modern Review

The Tate Modern is a love/hate institution for many people, where school groups go to spend the day in a warehouse to get them out of the classroom, culminating in a wander around an overpriced gift shops to...
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Media representation matters!

    Do you see yourself in your favourite characters? The heroes? Or are you a villain? Are you invisible? The films and books that we enjoy as people- people of colour, people who are...
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Why your slang is changing English

Every young person using social media is directly contributing to the evolution of the English language. Not something you hear every day, huh? You might hear politicians, academics or teachers...
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Review: Transpose Halloween at ULU

CN Lester's Transpose events, somewhat of a legendary community gathering, have been bringing a monthly splash of trans/queer cabaret and performance to London since earlier this year. Last Saturday at ULU,...
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Rediscovering my heritage

I haven't always been a person of colour. White passing and living predominantly in a white middle class suburb of London, I have never felt 'connected' to my African heritage, despite being brought up by...