I’ve kind of had this story knocking around in my head for a while. It’s a kind of child’s diary entry loosely based on personal experience. I want to make it into a comic, but at the moment I don’t think I’m skilled enough to draw it yet.
I don’t know why, but a certain comic has been on my mind for some time. Dedicated to Spirit, a NASA rover sent on a 90 day mission to explore Mars. After completing its mission it was repurposed to gather more data.
I found this entry in my dream diary so I edited it into a short story. I remember when I woke from this dream I was laughing to tears. It’s probably not as hilarious as I remember it. Even if it’s not that funny, it’s definitely weird.
How to Give Up Plastic, a book by Will McCallum, is a guide to the problem of single-use plastic and how to solve it. Our throwaway culture has led to a crisis that is killing birds, destroying sea life, and is even poisoning humans.
A knock on the door can often bring good things. A friend coming to visit, that parcel you’ve been waiting for, a letter from a loved one. But there are situations where a simple knock can bring bad things. Sometimes a knock on the door can be utterly terrifying.
News of people stranded at Burning Man due to the rain caused many to worry about their loved ones who were attending Burning Man in 2023. Media reports, however, were greatly exaggerated. I was on Playa as the storm hit. This is what actually happened at Mudman 2023.
I got into fighting when I was younger. Although I didn’t manage to keep it up, I still learned a lot from training MMA. It taught me a lot about myself and others that I don’t think I could have learned from anything else.
Last weekend I visited Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, and I got to see Tim Marriot perform Watson: The Final Problem. A version of the classic story performed entirely in monologue. It was a fantastic show that brought Watson to life.
Perhaps one of the worst periods of my life was after I turned 17. I was in Cumbria, studying in sixth form. I was thinking about what to study at to university, about what I would do with my future.
Trigger warnings can be a good thing. They can help people avoid things that may trigger a negative reaction. Trigger warnings are pretty common these days, but I worry that this is making people forget what a trigger actually is.