The Unlikely Instigator

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After seeing the announcement on a supermarket television, a hefty, grey-haired man stood motionless at the till. In front of him was a trolley brimming with groceries. He held a wallet in one hand and a wad of cash in the other.

He was hesitant and merely stared at the cashier, unblinking and frozen. In that glaciated moment, a young man dressed in the tightest possible t-shirt and jeans, with short hair styled to stand on end, leapt into the store.

“Didn’t you here?” he yelled with a feral look in his eyes to match his unruly, black hair. Continue reading “The Unlikely Instigator”

My First Writing Collaboration

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A few days ago, I found out I had been selected to be part of an interesting project designed by Collabowriters. From the hundreds of submissions, I was picked to join three other writers.

I was obviously ecstatic. After all, I was trained as an engineer—hadn’t even thought of writing anything creative before mid-2015. And to find out that I had been chosen from a pool of hundreds of writers to be in the top 4—suffice to say, I was thrilled. Continue reading “My First Writing Collaboration”

Homemade Meals For The Busy Guy: Super Cheap And Tasty Vegan Pies

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What to do when you’re ingredient-strapped but you still want a tasty snack?

I was taunted by this enigma. It was that time of the month when I couldn’t just rush to the grocery store to fill up my pantry. I had very basic ingredients but a complex appetite.

But little did I know that the simplest solution was staring me in the face.

How to make the pies

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The Man Within, Chapter 5 – a novella excerpt



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I’m woken up by screams. I look at the clock beside my bed—11:42 p.m. It must have been a dream, but my heart beats a mile a minute. I lie on my back and breath slowly to calm myself. Then I hear them again. Except this time, it’s no random person screaming—it’s mother. I immediately jump out of bed and race to her bedroom.

“Get out,” she screams.

“Leave me alone.” Continue reading “The Man Within, Chapter 5 – a novella excerpt”