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Showcase: Jean’s Transformation + Visitor

The Courage To Persevere And Grow Through Internal Challenges By Iesha Denize Tolerance is a very personal intimate dialogue with ourselves; navigating the landscapes of those judgements we make about others as we go through our daily lives. Like many words in our language, tolerance and judgement have been polarised and seem ...

Showcase: Patient Data + Olivia’s Accident

The Courage To Navigate Controversy   This week, I continue to showcase writer perseverance, focussing on how they translate and navigate the continually shifting landscape of our communities and societies through creative expression. Information has always been important; however, the evolution into its digital form (data), presents us with different challenges. During ...

Showcase: A River + Weekend Break

Courageous Creative Expression As The ‘Poetry Of Survival’ In welcoming the summer, much confusion still exists around safety and travels regarding the lifting of restrictions. In this context, some people continue to plan overseas travel, while others are holidaying here in the UK. With the incremental lifting of lockdown restrictions and ...

Showcase: The Silk Thief

Welcome to my fifth and final showcase this month. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed showcasing such wonderful and diverse pieces of writing which illuminate what it is to be human. This week I am showcasing an extract from one of the Write On! team’s brand-new novel, which was released earlier this month. From ...

Showcase: Dear Henry

Welcome to my fourth showcase for June. If you’ve been following this page each week, you will know I've been bringing you writing which explores human transformation. In the first week, I brought you an extract from my own novel, in which two real Barking children are just ‘expectant buds’ ...

Showcase: Cashmere + The Wig Show

Welcome to my third showcase of writing on the theme of human transformation. Last week, I showcased a short story by Meg Hung which focused on a difficult father-son relationship. This week, I’ve chosen a short story by Laura Pitman, Cashmere, which is centred on a sticky mother-daughter relationship currently undergoing ...

Showcase: Bess + Now I Become She-Wolf

Welcome to my second showcase of writing about transformation and, in particular, human transformation over the course of our lives. We humans have an ancient connection to animals; wolves in particular, whose protective and loyal qualities we harnessed through domestication into the faithful dog. Today, I am showcasing two short stories featuring ...

Showcase: Pretty Bubbles

Welcome to the first of my weekly showcases for June. The current Write On! theme is Transformation, which is all around us, not just in the re-emergence from our lockdown life, but also in the seasonal changes on our shrubs and trees, now we are coming into the full bloom ...

Showcase: Train For The Man

Hello! I hope you’ve enjoyed the previous three Showcases this month. I know I’ve enjoyed editing them and giving you the opportunity to read work you may not otherwise have discovered. Some of the writers I’ve showcased are well-travelled on their writing journey, whereas others are at the start of ...

Showcase: Choices + Those Precious Cracks

Welcome to my third Showcase in May. Today, I’m treating you to two very different but equally powerful stories on the theme of 'Transformation'. The first piece, by L.M. VanGalen, is open to interpretation. It hooks the reader with the opening sentence and I found I had no choice but to ...