“Write a short story which includes…”

An image of purely text reading: “Write the final page of a story using these words: 1. Marshmallow. 2. New Year’s Eve. 3. Thunderstorm. 4. Old Fashioned. 5. Tart”

As I watched the last surviving marshmallow melt to cream in my now tepid hot chocolate, I couldn’t help but laugh to myself, the perfect visualisation at the end of this hellish year. …

The world stopped in 2020 and lots of plans were cancelled. A positive of this is it helped me read a lot more than normal! Here are my top 5 books that I read in 2020, and would recommend to everyone!

Becoming — Michelle Obama

The first book of my top 5 is this…

Fans of True Crime may not have heard about the interesting, yet tragic unsolved death of this talented musician.

Ana Taglioretti was born in Paraguay, three months earlier than expected — on Christmas Day in 1995. After spending the early months of her life in hospital, she was finally discharged — however, Ana had no home to go to as her birth mother abandoned her.

Ana was taken in…

If you have ever wondered if your star sign could lend itself to helping you become a best-selling author, you’ve come to the right place!

As an aspiring author, and someone who is learning more astrology, I wondered what the star signs are of the top authors of this side…

A Guide To Battling Depression

I will take the plunge and presume that having clicked on to this article, you will have at least heard of depression.

You may have been diagnosed by a medical professional, you may not have been but feel you have several symptoms of depression or you may be here to…

A flash fiction story, telling the tale of a troubled runway model.

As Charlie took a swig of rum to help force the tablet down, her eyes were transfixed on the mirror.

How could anybody love… this?” she thought to herself.

All Charlie could focus on were the large pores…

It might feel like a struggle to stay sane in these unprecedented times… but with these 5 tips, you can do it!

It has been suggested by experts that mental health services across the world will experience a spike in pleas for help, and i’m not surprised. The coronavirus has…

Trigger Warning: Brief mentions of mental health, self harm and attempted suicide*

Dear 4 year old Bekk,

Just a heads up, life is going to get crazy and your are going to struggle but please continue to be you and love the things you love (and you will love things or people that the world will disagree with), including the box of fuzzy felt you received last…

I was supposed to write and post on Medium once a day for 30 days… spoiler alert: I Failed.

I set myself the challenge of writing and publishing on medium every day in May, my last post was May 27th, which not only means a failed that challenge - I’ve…

I thought I wanted her to propose to me, but I changed my mind.

After four years together, my girlfriend and I knew the next step would be marriage.

It has been a conversation topic for us, more so in the past year, and we both knew that we would get married. But first, one of us needed to propose.

I always said to her I would like her to propose, I’m a natural romantic and like most girls…

Bekk Escott

A part time writer, studying for my BA (Hons) Degree Creative Writing. My interests include mental health, politics, LGBT rights, fiction, poetry and many more!

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