Denial

My friends and I live in the comfortable denial of adulthood. This corner of ourselves that feels life is here and now.   We pay rent, we spend the rest on big burgers and big drinks we buy books and we go to the cinema and we live vicariously through others – our favourite fictional…

For all the times I wanted to run away but I didn’t

On the stage. Terrified. Mind going blank, tears welling up. Yet the smile stays on. And with every magic step out of the comfort zone the heartbeat returns to normal. The shiver ceases. The music starts and here I am. I am shining so bright, I could light up a city.   Out of the…