Hush! It's a secret!! Part One

This piece is entirely FICTION. I made it up completely and isn't linked to any real-life events. Although, I hope you can find something in it that teaches you something. This is only part one, part two is coming shortly! (I'll tweet when!)
Dear Diary,
OMG, I am going to die.
If I don't spontaneously combust of embarrassment anytime soon then someone is going to smother me with a pencil case.
I NEED to get out of here and fast. FIRST, I completely betrayed my best friend. SECOND, I made fake friends with the biggest snob in school and THIRD, the whole school is dying with laughter over my 'juicy' diary pages that are now spread over the entire internet. Also, there's the tiny fact that I slapped the most popular girl in school...
But let's start from the beginning.
I regularly keep a diary. I take it everywhere with me and write every little gossipy detail of school life down in it's ruled pages. I seem to always know too much. I'm always in the r…

The Definition of Life

Life - The existence of an individual human or animal Think to yourself. What is life for you? Is it simply breathing air and pumping blood or is it about your soul. About dancing in the rain and singing in the sunshine. Reflect on what you believe. Have you ever stopped to think about this before? For me, I want life to be an adventure. I want to .

The Web of Life Living isn’t just about you though. It is about everyone around you and their ways of crossing your path. Life is like a web made up of everyone’s experiences. It is a network that you would be nothing without. Imagine living and not meeting anyone. Not knowing what another person’s voice, touch and smell is like. It is impossible. Life is about the people that affect you even in the smallest of ways. Even if you’re the most devout introvert, there will always be someone who has touched your heart. And that’s why it hurts so much when a part of that web is broken, taken away. When someone dies.

Death I want to be able to look ba…

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- 'Magnificent...perceptive, profound and page-turning in equal measures' Cathy Rentzenbrink
- 'Grips at the heart' The Sunday Times
- 'Technically dazzling and deeply moving' Observer
This book is about Maggie's brushes with death, hence the title and it is the perfect way to discover what life should really mean. In each chapter, you are taken away to another world, to Maggie's life and you watch as the very meaning of existence is transformed. One thing I really like is the fact that the chapters aren't in chronological order. This may seem annoying but actually, it keeps you on your toes. It…