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The Parts that Hurt / Short Story

The following short story is one I wrote for a class last trimester at uni. It was both the hardest and easiest thing I’ve ever written. Before I even started the class I knew I wanted to write something along these lines, but I didn’t know whether that would take the form of a novel […]

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Burn / Poem

Burn (written by Sarah Bennett) I walk down the street and I do not recognise the signs but I know the sound of my voice / know the sound of breaking apart  / breaking open / rising from the ashes / I am in a new city / I befriend new libraries / invite myself […]

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Exist / Poem

Exist (written by Sarah Bennett) there are days when I exist solely for myself / that is not to say the past has not happened / only that I hold my own hand / the girl at eleven / fifteen / twenty two / I smooth back her hair / I tell her we are […]

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Begin / Poem

Begin (written by Sarah Bennett) You ask me how I am. I want to say, I have found light in poetry, light in people who once stood where I stand today. I have found myself in the smallest of places but I did not shrink myself down to fit there, I simply sat and listened […]

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Not a Question, but an Answer

I’ve been working on a short story for a university class, and what began as something difficult became something difficult but rewarding. I’ve had my job at a bookstore for about a month (honestly, that’s a complete stab in the dark; time currently does not exist and is just a wobbly concept, like a giant […]

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Atone / Poem

(Keep scrolling if you don’t want to read the preamble to the poem 🙂 ) A few months ago I deleted a lot of poems off my blog because I was compiling a poetry manuscript in the hopes of publishing it. A lot of those poems were rough first drafts anyway, but still one of […]