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Fatima is a moody writer who tends to treat medium like a journal entry because she locked her diary in her cupboard and lost the key. Enjoy her time capsule.

If movies, books and ‘funny relationship’ anecdotes had taught me anything, it was that one’s life changes after a breakup of any sort of relationship. However, I really was not aware of exactly how drastically different the world you inhabit after a breakup is to the one you inhabit during a relationship.

The day we stopped talking, I snuggled in bed in a pitch black room in broad daylight. That part was normal, it is completely normal for a person to be depressed, then angry, then finally let go. I got one of the three stages. I stopped talking to my friends…


Penning it down makes it real

My sister often reminds me- quite dearly,

about how I used to show up at her university,

steal her wallet, eat and sit for hours.

She reminds me quite often,

about how I always wanted to come to her.

About how I could not…


A fictional story based on the WNRS game. None of this represents real life and all similarities between real life and the characters is a pure coincidence. I’m lying, all of this is true.

Out of the 7.6 billion people in the world, the average person knows 600 and I…


A made up memory with the man who I am very grateful for.

Every Sunday morning without fail my grandfather would show up at my house with a new recipe in hand and groceries to bake something. While my entire family slept, ‘Nana’ and I would be dancing to Frank Sinatra, usually covered in flour from the mess we would create. Around noon…


My childhood best friend taught me many things. Most of these things appeared insignificant at the time but little did I know, each and every single thing was engrained in me- in ways I never realised.

Amongst many things that I learnt from him, one was the correct way to…


When that one friend is still the most important to you, but all you have left is memories

You still remember:

The way they like their chai, always extra sugar at the bottom (chai in the cheeni, not cheeni in the chai).

The way the two of you listened to…


Were you were too wrapped up in the middle of a pandemic and did not really have the time to start acknowledging one of the most important exams in your student life (I know, crazy)? Or are you just a serial procrastinator who found Covid-19 as just another excuse to…


With the January 15th deadline approaching, the class of 2020–2021 has the daunting task of submitting an A-class personal statement for a place at top UK universities. …


heartbreak

/ˈhɑːtbreɪk/

noun

overwhelming distress. “an unforgettable tale of joy and heartbreak”

I had seen heartbreak in the eyes of my mother when she sat the three of us down and told us about my father cheating on her- on us; I had also seen heartbreak in the eyes of my sister as she hysterically ripped up clothes still fresh…

Fatima Pasha

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