Story Corner

An Alternative Halloween Ghost Story

Halloween 2011. I’ve agreed to go out-out and then it hits me that fancy dress will be compulsory. Throughout university fancy dress was almost every other week and I got tired of it so started to get silly with it. Beach party? I went as seaweed. Christmas party? In a …

Stop Making Me Relive My Sexual Assault

Trigger warning: Abuse, assault, rape, rape threats and alluding to Harvey Weinstein and the Twitter situation. — Friends, I’m exhausted. I’m emotionally exhausted from reliving my trauma every day on social media. I’m exhausted on behalf of all women and non binary folks that have to constantly share their stories …

How My Nipple Piercings Helped Me Learn to Love My Boobs

I was an early bloomer. When I was ten years old and already filling out a bra, my breasts felt like something that didn’t really belong to me. With boobs came a perceived maturity that I was forced to wear across my chest. I was still a child but the …

#NopeFlashFiction Halloween Writing Competition

Nopebook HQ are delighted to announce the opening of our very first writing competition, #NopeFlashFiction! Our panel of judges will be looking for your very best spooky short stories around the theme of Halloween. This can be interpreted however you like, but stories must relate in some way to this theme. …

I Haven’t Spoken to My Father in Almost Ten Years

I haven’t spoken to my father in almost ten years, and it was entirely my decision. Bad parents seem to be a common enough problem – the internet is full of stories about people who can’t stand certain members of their family, and anecdotally, I know a handful of people …

Clean Sheets, a Plate of Toast, and a Very Naked Man

This is the story of a girl who just wanted to enjoy her clean bedsheets and a plate of toast. The night began like any other. I was on a night out with my friends at university, so of course this meant I spent the evening gradually losing them one …

How Becoming Period Positive Has Transformed My Life

I didn’t discover the period positivity movement until around 2015, even though I had been period positive since I was a teenager. I can’t exactly pinpoint the moment I decided to change my mindset; it’s like one day I woke up and just got sick of all the patriarchal bullsh*t …

Men, Women, Both, Neither: One Woman’s Tinder Adventures

I identify as pansexual, meaning that people who identify as men, women, neither or both are on my radar; unfortunately its slim pickings here in my hometown. So what’s a millennial 20-something to do? Tinder. I picked my best selfies, tried to put them into an order of what I …

Not Being Assaulted at a Gig is a Basic Human Right

TW: This article contains descriptions of rape and sexual violence The media has a habit of rewarding men for doing the bare minimum. Just three weeks ago we saw a man attempting to claim feminist hero points for loving his girlfriend “despite” her curves. ‪I don’t usually make a habit …