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COLOR'izms

I’ve been sitting on this for a while now, so I guess it’s finally time to write this down. See…I grew up with a BLACK… 967 more words

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The Road

I played myself. Thinking I could travel down the road of perfection, pretending in this mask of deception…not realizing the beauty of self-reflection. Thinking I could bury my insecurities, cover my lustful impurities, and shield the world from my obscurities. 763 more words

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The Problem With "Pretty"

You don’t gotta ask me if I’m pretty. I’ma look in the mirror and say “Shoot, I’m A’ite”. I mean…you could ask that boy I spent that evening with, in his front seat and he might say “Yeah, she aite.” See, the problem with “pretty” is the long hair and long nails…the pressure that if that bantuknot-out don’t turn out right, bae might look at you like it’s an epic fail. 1,093 more words

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Tips from a Short Story Masterclass

Adam Marek is back this Summer running a Comma Press Short Story Course at the London Free Word Centre. He’s an award-winning writer and has released two collections with us, … 474 more words

Short Stories

Word2017

JOHN O’LEARY

The Word Festival is an innovative programme of activities, events and workshops focusing on and exploring the pleasure of reading, writing and freedom of expression in Islington. 249 more words

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WORD2017

The Word Festival is an innovative programme of activities, events and workshops focusing on and exploring the pleasure of reading, writing and freedom of expression in Islington. 249 more words

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