Quotes Of The Depressed

It's been...a day. I wanted to write to you about several things today; a fountain pen, a poppet made of human hair the Finnish folk/black metal project Wyrd. But my trusted words failed me and left me spending much of the afternoon coiled around my pillow blasting myself with rays from my light therapy lamp.… Continue reading Quotes Of The Depressed

Words to My Fifteen-Year-Old Anorexic Self by Katie Metcalfe

The Book of Godless Verse

You are squashing a lone branflake against the side of your cereal bowl, as you sit on bedrest in a children’s psychiatric hospital. You must extract from the flake as much milk as you can. You’re sure the milk is blue top, the full-fat one, and you don’t want to ingest any of it because tomorrow is weigh day and gaining anything will mean you’re losing control and getting fat.

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Wyrd Words Book Club : Some Will Not Sleep

I think most folk have heard about The Ritual by now, be it via the movie on Netflix or the original novel. Well, for this week's Wyrd Word's Book Club Read, I've chosen Some Will Not Sleep by Adam Nevill, the author of The Ritual. Some Will Not Sleep is a collection of Nevill's best… Continue reading Wyrd Words Book Club : Some Will Not Sleep

On Not Letting My Phone Steal My Reading Time

A little while ago, I got a proper phone. By that, I mean one that hadn’t been handed down to me. By that, I also mean a phone with which I can do all the you’re supposed to be able to do on a phone in 2019. (In case you’re interested in learning about my… Continue reading On Not Letting My Phone Steal My Reading Time

Thinking In The Dark : Fog

Most of the people in my life worship the sun. During the cold months, they pine for the long, balmy days of spring and summer, for endless blue skies and the bright light. During the warm months, I pine for the short, cold days of autumn and winter, for the darkness and brooding atmosphere. I… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : Fog

Thinking In The Dark : Cobwebs

It's more difficult to see cobwebs now, what with there being so much sun. (Boooo!) I have to look much harder to spot them, and usually need to squint to make out the delicate, glinting spider silk that's set like steel. I miss the autumn months when I'd get up early and rush out into… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : Cobwebs

Art Of Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Bad Wolf

For the past week, I've been unable to stop thinking about a re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Wolf that I read by author Sara Maitland. So it was kind of inevitable that I would end up collecting together some art  - ha, who are we kidding? A colossal amount of art… Continue reading Art Of Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Bad Wolf

Reading In The Dark : Gossip From The Forest

I'm a woman who has her heart in two parts. Half of my heart is given away to the ice of the High Arctic, to the vast glaciers and imposing icebergs, to the singing aurora borealis and silent mountain peaks. The other half of my heart is given away to the forests of my homeland… Continue reading Reading In The Dark : Gossip From The Forest

I’m Quite Peculiar About My Tea Cups

I think that tea tastes better in certain cups. There, I've said it. But I don't think I'm the only one. I can't be the only one to think this. I know it sounds a bit OCD, potentially a bit superstitious, but I believe the deliciousness of my tea can depend on what cup it… Continue reading I’m Quite Peculiar About My Tea Cups

Sound Of The Day : Crown Of Asteria

If there's one band that I can always rely on to lift my spirits, it's Crown Of Asteria. It's been that way for a long, long time. (I feel so damn proud that I'm actually in a band with the incredible Meghan Wood, the woman behind this most prolific project!) Today, I'm sharing an awe… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Crown Of Asteria