Category: Female Writer

Frostfall Bridge

‘Frostfall Bridge’, a poem by Isabel Tyldesley

Allerton Oak the Elder

A poem in celebration of Earth Day 2020.

Unexpected Side-Effects of a Pandemic

A personal account on how the pandemic affects those living with an invisible chronic illness.

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.

A Festive Short Story.

How I Balance Fibromyalgia and Studying.

It was like an elephant living inside my skull. Heavy. Too big to be there.

Ronaldo of Ronaldo’s Fruit and Basket Stall.

A flash-fiction.

“It was familiarly unfamiliar.” – A Time of Dread by John Gwynne [Review].

To see how the world had geographically and socially evolved was charming.

“We see monstrosities that no child should have to see.” – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi [Review].

We see Satrapi’s transformation from a child into a young woman. We see her move to Austria, where her parents sent her for her own protection. We see monstrosities that no child should have to see.

“You will feel fulfilled”. – After Dark by Murakami [Review].

You will feel fulfilled. Fulfilled from the connection you form with these characters. Fulfilled by your night in Tokyo.

This Is What It’s Really Like to Have Fibromyalgia.

When I tell people I have Fibromyalgia a lot of people stare blankly, or go “I’m so sorry” or, “I can’t even imagine” – sometimes it’s a combination of all three. Of course, it’s pretty difficult to understand what it’s like to have something you don’t have. I’m hoping that, after reading this, you’ll empathise somewhat.