Fun, Daring, Exploration: Why Stop the Things You Love?

Nothing could have broken the spell. Time stood still. Reality seemed to pause. The world was only two carpet tiles wide and I was enraptured by everything in it. My small fingers gripped the cool, smooth metal of my favourite wet-black toy Corvette with the lipstick-red plastic seats. Intensely eyeing the steadily turning wheels, I…

Sex, Fear and Unexpected Bravery: Embrace Every Challenge

I was fifteen years of age and I’d finished that evening’s homework. My knees stung as I knelt on a patch of thick, swirling red carpet in the corner of our sitting room hidden from the rest of the family by the dense shadow that always clung to one side of the bookshelf. They guessed…