Creased and Crippled

Creative: You are a belligerent student in Mr Gradgrind’s classroom. In a short, punchy paragraph tell Mr Gradgrind exactly what you think of his teaching methods.   “Facts and numbers, make me revolt! None of them matter, no! Not to me, no sir. I do not sit at home, counting the peas on my plate and … More Creased and Crippled

Up! Up! My friend, and Quit Your Books… (Peer review #1)

Marija, This post was really intriguing, and enjoyable to read! I found myself thoroughly engaged with the idea of fear in exploration- or specifically, the fear of exploring new concepts- from the mention of being afraid. The sentence structure really played on this also; as each line became shorter it narrowed the reader down to … More Up! Up! My friend, and Quit Your Books… (Peer review #1)

Blog #2: A Soppy Romance, or a Tale of Time?

Dear Reader,   Emma, while a tale that is seemingly led by an overwritten, pretentious and presumptuous protagonist, holds under the surface a strong observation on the characteristic of the human psyche and the ways in which is can potentially lash out into the physical world. Rather than a ‘soppy romance’ as one might see … More Blog #2: A Soppy Romance, or a Tale of Time?

Music of Knowledge

(CREATIVE “Expostulation and Reply”)     Young one, as you sit upon a still stone, And turn over pages inside your brain Think! For a book is worth as many words as it holds. But an image is worth a thousand to one.   For to squat upon such a still, quiets form Only stills … More Music of Knowledge