Scratchings on the Page

Thoughts, Stories and Randomness from the mind of a writer


Long and Lost

It hurts

Maybe you didn't mean to hurt me. But when someone asks if anyone remembers me, and the first thing you say is that I was weird, I don't know how it can be meant in any other way. I know... Continue Reading →



Years, and years, and years, and years ago I read a fantasy book in my local library. I loved that book. I borrowed it repeatedly, but I have no idea what it was called, or who it was by. And... Continue Reading →


Out of all the subjects I do at the moment, there is no question that English is my favourite. I love physics and chemistry, and I need maths, but I adore English with a passion. There is just something so... Continue Reading →

I am not a Nazi What do people judge me for? Where do you want me to begin? You judge me for my hobbies, my talents, my personality. You've never liked the violin. You can't get into fantasy—you never read. You don't understand how... 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 →

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 →

Whispers from the Stands

So I don't know whether or not I mentioned this, but at the beginning of the holiday I entered a local short story competition. Now, my Dad told me that there was no way I would win it three years... Continue Reading →

Poem: How Many Years?

I don't really know what to say about this. Maybe I'll just dedicate it and leave a message: This one's for Akari. It didn't work out, but I don't regret our friendship. Five since I met you, Since we first... Continue Reading →

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