Story Corner

How We Became Feminists

All feminists have moments that made us so — things that acted as turning points for us in realising that women and non binary folk weren’t equal to men and it was our job to fight to change that. On International Women’s Day 2018, The Nopebook’s editorial team share their …

The Importance of Good Sex Education

I’m a 14 year old girl in an RE classroom in the roughest high school in the area. Apparently we have the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe; but I’ve heard that about most areas. I’m with the top set group as usual, so it’s assumed that we’ll be the …

How The Glass Castle Helped Me Deal With My Parent’s Alcoholism

Trigger warning: discussion of neglect, domestic violence and alcoholism – Film has the power to move you. It has an innate way to capture your dreams and fantasies, transporting you to a world beyond your own. Sometimes, it is reflects your own life, mirroring a part of you and helping …

Ed Sheeran May Have Got the Grammy, but Kesha’s My Winner

Trigger warning: suicide, mental illness, trauma, sexual assault and rape I’m not the first to write about Kesha and I sure as hell won’t be the last, but here’s the truth: Kesha saved my life. Last summer, after many long years dealing with complex PTSD that had never been diagnosed …

What’s it Like to Have a Dental Sedation?

Trigger Warning: Dental treatment, needles, blood and drugs (prescribed). — ‘It’s at the top, it’ll just twist out, no problem’ The shaking of my head is my way of saying ‘Sayeed, I appreciate your no-nonsense approach to my dental treatment, but there’s literally no f*cking way that’s going to happen.’ …

The Passenger

In October, The Nopebook ran its first ever Flash Fiction competition. We challenged writers to write a 2,000 spooky story for Halloween. Entries were shortlisted by The Nopebook’s Editorial team, and the winner was selected by  bestselling novelist Syd Moore. This is the winning entry, written by Barry Derbyshire — The …

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 …