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Please / Poem

Please (written by Sarah Bennett) How could I bear the sorrow of forever, To this I need You to atone. God save the ones closest to my heart, Lovingly bring them home. I cannot live with a burden so large, There are not enough words to describe pain. God save the ones closest to my […]

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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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Filling / Poem

I think I posted this poem a few months ago, then deleted it, but now it’s back because it’s one of my favourites and I haven’t posted a poem in a little while. You can read here why I posted poems then deleted them and am now reposting some. Filling (written by Sarah Bennett) My […]

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trying to write.

I’ve been feeling unmotivated since the start of January. Not about exercise, as discussed in my last post, but towards creativity. My writing. I have been working and studying a lot, so I’m trying not to be too hard on myself about it, but even this blog has been a game of catch-up when I […]

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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 […]

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Rewriting the Past

I am constantly torn between writing what comes naturally and what takes more time. What comes naturally? Nostalgia. The past. What takes more time? Hope. Relief. As I’ve mentioned, there is nothing wrong with writing about the past, or those things that aren’t so pleasant. Writing amidst sadness helps me process and move on, and […]