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What is Cyclothymia?

Cyclothymia (or cyclothymic disorder) is a personality disorder. It’s bipolar’s slightly younger, highly annoying little sister. She tries to emulate bipolar in every way she can, but gets it a bit wrong along the way. On the surface they look the same, they even sound the same, it just comes…

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The Quiet Ones Have the Loudest Minds

Generally when I meet people for the first time I’m all awkward and completely forget how to behave when I’m around actual human beings. I start to panic that when they look me in the eye they’ll be able to see all my secrets, steal my superpowers and notice that…

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When You Realise All Parents are Dicks

Now first things first, don’t take it personally, I’m not calling you a dick. OK, I am. But it’s OK, because to you, I’m a dick too. We’re all dicks. I spent this afternoon in a building the size of an aircraft hanger in the arse end of fucking nowhere rather…

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“When are you having another baby?”

This morning, I helped a friend after the school run. She had her hands full, was trying to open a heavy gate and push a buggy at the same time. Naturally, she was causing a tailback of parents trying to hot foot it out of the bitter cold after kissing…

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She’s Hearing Voices

I shrink into the corner, next to the wall smothered in posters for local support groups, emergency telephone numbers, notices, “If you’re waiting longer than 15 minutes for your appointment, please let the reception staff know.” I check my phone – twenty two minutes, and place it back into my pocket without…

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