Wanting To Go Back

Wanting To Go Back

Wanting To Go Back   the mould that makes you shapes you forever   I’ve never really stopped wanting to go back. I’ve just kept running from the knowledge, hiding it from myself and everyone, because that’s what you do when you move forwards – leave the...
An Apologist’s Apology

An Apologist’s Apology

  Since leaving Islam I’ve been troubled by a kind of mental dyspepsia. An occasional discomfiting bubble bursts through the weightlessness that supplanted those discarded unattainable standards I measured myself by for so long. The bubbles are memories...
The Question

The Question

  “D’you ever worry you’ll have it?” I hesitated. This was something I hadn’t considered until now. “Not really.” I answered blithely. I was fourteen and had just delivered a class presentation on my father’s Manic Depression. ⫷⦁⫸ A few weeks earlier my mother sat me...
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