After we split side to side, she said, ‘you know making love is an act of freedom. You have to do it with all your heart, or it will never feel right.’ Continue reading My Father’s Tie
Angie was slow my mother used to say. She told me she was ‘out of it’, and needed Adderall to help her focus. I was the younger daughter, by five years, so this gave me an internal feeling of superiority. I used to get called bright in comparison. I was naturally focused, but Angie didn’t seem to envy me, so she resisted the prescriptions my mother pushed for. Continue reading The Life Chronicles: Blinkers
Grief is a circle. Ben thinks to himself, his face is dripping wet with the rain which plummets from the cradle of the leaves above. A showering, relentless pounding upon his nose and forehead, reaching beyond the shelter of his wax green hood. Continue reading The Life Chronicles: A Cyclical Dawn
Valentine’s Day, alongside a reminder of your tragic love life, means rom-coms. The narrative surrounding the day, and this genre, can be extremely heteronormative, so here are some LGBTQ+ love stories I’d recommend!
Continue reading Love is Love (And Books)
Hi I’m Lucy, the Online Deputy Editor for Razz Magazine. This upcoming academic year I’m going to start a column featuring book reviews. These books could be just published, old favourites or anything I’ve wanted to read for a long time. I will try to avoid any spoilers as much as I can, but sometimes this is difficult due to some of the themes I … Continue reading Another Book Bites The Dust
I make no secret of the fact that I love books, and I love reading. I often visit bookshops knowing I won’t be buying anything, but just wanting to browse, to enjoy experiencing an environment where so many stories are waiting to be discovered. I also find myself frequently lingering at the space where my own stories would be shelved if ever they were written … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
Here a submission by Razz writer Nadine Sammy that fitted perfectly with the spring issue’s themes of love and lost, but unfortunately we couldn’t fit it into the magazine: My darling, Sorry I didn’t send you a letter last week but I was especially busy, I hope you know that I thought of you at every second. I have some terrible news, my Uncle Tristan … Continue reading love and lost letter