Scratchings on the Page

Thoughts, Stories and Randomness from the mind of a writer


September 2016

Review: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I would very much like to read this in the original French. It was—as it happens—superb, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but sometimes I just wanted a little more. Intricacies are hard in translations, and I have no doubt that... Continue Reading →


You’re Leaving

For Beth: You’re leaving. And I can’t believe it’s true. You’ve been my other half for three years now; My best friend, the twin I never had. Three years of happiness, Three years that I never wanted to come to... Continue Reading →


For all those who do not have their own voices. This is my pledge to you. There is nothing I can say, which can reflect what is left unsaid. There is nothing I can feel, which will even echo what... Continue Reading →

The First Kiss of Christmas

I know. It's nowhere near Christmas, but I couldn't resist. The closer it gets, the more cynical I will be, so I decided to make the most of my (albeit early) festive mood, and do this. And I'm totally going... Continue Reading →

Strictly speaking

First things first: I adore Strictly. I can't dance-haven't done so properly in years-but damn if I don't love watching it. Despite this, watching it with my family is ridiculously awkward. Well. My dad. He likes to look at the... Continue Reading →

In Dreams

So school is putting on another production. A Midsummer Night's Dream is open for years nine to thirteen, but I won't be auditioning. Years ago, I dreamed of acting. To me being up on stage seemed like the best thing... Continue Reading →

Happy Hobbit Day

And I'm celebrating by making a list of all the film soundtracks which I'm dying to get hold of. Classical soundtracks blur the line between traditional and modern music, as they tend to be more recognisable. I love Mozart, but... Continue Reading →

Some of you may have noticed a pop-up within the past day or so. Basically I've decided to try to do this thing where I try to write at least one story a month, and at the end of each... Continue Reading →

Letters to a friend: please please please please please. Don’t do that.

If you haven't read a book, don't threaten to use it for inspiration. If someone has brought up a book as an example of something truly horrifying, don't threaten to use it for inspiration. Even when we are jokingly discussing... Continue Reading →

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