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Resilience

  Resilience   My teacher taught me to be more resilient today.  I fell and I cried, and I was embarrassed she saw me.  But my teacher said, “life can be like that.  Just pick yourself up again, and get on with it.” It started out an ordinary day.  I had to get to school.  Da’ had come round to […]

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Tattooed

[CN: Nazi atrocities, revenge] Sandra Webster This story originally appeared in The University of Glasgow’s Creative Writing Showcase, issue 26   Gunter Hollinger had many regrets in his life. He had never married nor had children, he had seen little of the world apart from his corner of it. Now nearing the end of his life […]

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NoseBlind

Sara sat in the clinic. She looked at the pretend smiling faces and their intake of Breathe  as they realised her class. She had grown up with this, it had became law when she was a baby. The smell depended on your designated class. This had affected her all her life. Her teachers, her classmates […]

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A Gift Comes Calling…

This story also appears on Neil’s blog As the scientists looked at each other in disbelief, outside their Lower Withington building across the street, Corey stood up, turned his head from side to side, stretched and took his first tentative steps in the 31 years he had been on planet earth.No one had ever wanted […]