Xbox Series X review

Microsoft are back with a bang. Since I received an original Xbox crystal edition with a copy of Halo: Combat Evolved for my birthday back in 2004 I have been in love with Microsoft’s consoles. So nothing is more pleasing than seeing Microsoft release its latest round of hardware onto an eager public. Since 2013,

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Why Do I Write?

An introspective look at why I chose to turn to the pen (or keyboard). Why do we write? It isn’t a question many authors ask themselves or choose to write about. While a select few do delve into their inner psyche and reflect on their addiction to writing, most avoid the question, too busy with

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Rude Awakening

By Connor Long-Johnson I heard a woman and looked up, startled; she was running down the hallway screaming. I woke up groaning, the sound echoing around the room. I surveyed my surroundings, walls of lime green, a white tiled floor and various sterile instruments on the table to my right. I scratched at an itching

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Dracula review

A retrospective of a titan in the Gothic genre When Bram Stoker began writing Dracula, I am sure that he could not have imagined in his wildest dreams the success it would go on to bare. One of the most circulated novels in the English Language – or any language, for that matter – Dracula

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My Top 10 Horror Movies

A dive into the world of horror cinema This list will be similar to my previous list of top ten horror novels. In this article, I will dive into some of my absolute favourite movies in the horror genre and explain why I find them so bone-chilling. Like novels, horror cinema has a strong centre

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Fire! Fire!

By Connor Long-Johnson The printer continued its mechanical drone as the sheets of paper were laid out one by one. It was Friday and with most of the children gone a much-appreciated blanket of quiet had fallen falling over the school. That was until a shout came from the classroom at the end of the

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My top 10 horror novels of all time

Separating the best from the rest in the world of horror literature Similar to many other genres of literature, the horror genre has an exceptionally strong core with its most successful works recognised around the world. Just as the romance genre has its Mansfield Park or Pride and Prejudice, the horror genre has its Frankenstein

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Living with Autism in 2020

What does it mean to be autistic in the time of Coronavirus? As I sit at home in the May bank holiday sunshine, enjoying the weather and a cool drink, I cannot help but feel the pangs of guilt. My workplace closed on March 23rd when lockdown began and has been operating via rota for

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