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Organised Masochism - Why Do We Run Marathons?

At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, the marathon was won by Dorando Pietri of Italy. However he did not take home the gold medal. 1,887 more words


#ThisFlag and student activism

Student activism in Zimbabwe is not a new phenomenon. Starting during the Second Chimurenga, student activism continued after the Independence, with student protests of note in the 1990s and early 2000s. 776 more words


adulting; i think i'm doing it wrong

I was never one of those children who wished their childhood away. Whilst I maybe didn’t have the “perfect” childhood, it was mostly happy. I loved school, I loved my friends, I loved my family; life was good. 1,154 more words

Life And Something Like It

The Visitor, Part I

It happened again.

I was heading out for lunch like I usually do. I know it was lunch time, because I passed Chris with his Pret bag. 1,515 more words

Creative Writing

The Unsinkable Ship


The noise coming from the corridor had now changed, no longer was it marked by curiosity  and concern in response to a slight bump followed by the ships abrupt stop. 1,152 more words


If I ever get dementia, shoot me like a race horse.

Dear Dementia,

Few people know this but you are not a disease. You are a collective of symptoms which describe the diseases which cause you. The term dementia is attributed as a summary of the effects. 468 more words


A Holiday in Venice

The couple sat comfortably in the rich red fur covered seats of the gondola, hand in hand gazing into each others eyes as the sun behind them began to descent in a sea of bright liquid gold.  481 more words