Showing posts from April, 2017

"Emily": A short story

The other day, while I was doing an English past paper (boring) one of the questions was to write a short story (not so boring) with the title "The Picture". I wrote an okay-ish story, but of course it had to be quite short as I only had 45 minutes to do it, so I kind of had to rush the ending a bit. But a few days later I decided to type it up and polish it off a bit, making it longer and better written. And I thought I might as well share the end result with you guys. It's not the best story I've ever written, but considering I had 45 minutes to come up with the plot and actually write the thing, I guess it's excusable. And it's not the type of thing I usually write (there's no weird supernatural stuff going on in it or any creepy murders, which is basically a first for me). So, here it is.


I found it while I was up in our dusty old attic. It was discarded on the floor, wedged between two cardboard boxes that no-one had touched in years,…

I had a really nice day today; but I'm annoyed because I have no good post ideas

Hey guys, it's IndigoSky, here to talk about... well... I have no idea what I'm going to talk about because I've just completely run out of post ideas, and any post ideas I have are just too complicated to write and I can't be bothered. Arrgh. It's odd how sometimes I have LOADS of awesome ideas (well, I think they're awesome, you know) and sometimes I'm just - blank. NOTHING. Zero. Zilch. Nil. Other words that mean nothing. You get the drift. And I feel like I'm letting this blog kinda slip? Which is odd because I haven't gone that long without posting. I did a review last Monday. But I've gotten like no pageviews in the past three days and I feel like this blog is going down...

Oh, whatever, I'm gonna stop whining and get on with it.

All this week I've just been studying, studying, studying; no change there. Who is the idiot who invented exams, jeez, I hate exams. Anyway, today I met up with a girl from the school I went to waaaaay bac…

Book review: "Dead Time" by Anne Cassidy

I finished reading Dead Time by Anne Cassidy this morning, and you know what that means - time for a review!

Dead Time is about a girl called Rose and her kind-of stepbrother Joshua; five years earlier, when Rose was twelve, her mother and Joshua's father went out on a date and never came home. The police had no idea what happened to them, and the case was closed. At the beginning of the novel, Rose and Joshua are going to meet up for the first time in years, but while Rose is going to meet him, she witnesses the murder of a guy who goes to the same college as her. She ends up getting tangled up in the murder investigation; and then another girl from her college is also killed, and Rose is determined to find who the killer is. At the same time, she's helping Joshua, who is obsessed with trying to find out what happened to their parents and is investigating some leads he found. 
Okay, time to be honest. I didn't really enjoy it.
It promised so much when I first started readi…

I took my first GCSE exam last Friday! One down, a million to go, yay me

So I guess it's time for a "life update" post, and quite a lot has happened in my life lately, so this should be fun to write.

Firstly, I took my Spanish speaking GCSE exam on Friday!! And it went fine!! *screams with joy* I DID IT I DID IT IT'S OVER, I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT ANYMORE! I had a really intense week last week, I had to revise what I was going to answer for every single question that might come up in the exam, I honestly thought I was going insane. So many questions, argh. I'm not Google, okay? Stop asking me QUESTIONS. (I told you I went slightly nuts.) I swear I spent all Thursday night dreaming I was revising for the exam, and I'd wake up in the middle of the night thinking Oh jeez, I forgot to prepare an answer for this particular question! Aaaargh. Just kill me. But it's over! I can forget all those answers and just... not think about it anymore! Yay. One exam down, like a gazillion left to go!! I've still got two Spanish ex…

TV review: "Sanctuary"

Well, after the previous, ahem, slightly intense post, I think it's time for something less real-life-ish and more to do with a fictional world. (Fictional worlds are so, SO much better than real life; you have to agree. Life is such a drag.) Yup, it's review time.

Today I'm going to be fangirling about reviewing my current favourite TV series, Sanctuary. 

DISCLAIMER: I only started watching this series about a week ago, I think I've watched a grand total of around ten episodes, and I missed the first two seasons; so if anything I write is wildly inaccurate, don't blame me please. Feel free to correct me in the comments.

I haven't watched that many episodes, but I'm enjoying it so much so far that I really wanted to write a short post about it, because that's what this blog is for, right? For me to ramble about my obsessions.

So Sanctuary is basically about a team of people who live and work at, um, a Sanctuary, which is a place where "Abnormals&qu…

Exams, exams, exams, I'm so sick of exams jeez

Yo peeps. (This is me trying to be cool, by the way.)

It feels like ages since I last posted anything on here! Like, a nearly whole week?! Where have I been? Well... I've been studying a lot, and I've also started working on a new writing project, which is taking up most of my spare time. But, here I am now! To talk about... hmm... I dunno, I'll come up with something I guess?

Well, something that's been on my mind a lot recently is my upcoming exams. My Spanish speaking exam is coming up next week. NEXT WEEK! I kept thinking, oh, it's not for ages, I have loads of time to prepare... but now suddenly I've realised it's in a few days... *shudders*  Oh well, I've prepared it quite well, I speak fluent Spanish for crying out loud, how bad can it go? My Spanish reading and writing is in May, which isn't that far away, either, and my English exams are in June. I'm mostly worried about my English exams, as I really, really want to do well in them beca…

Book review: "Champion" by Marie Lu

Whoa, it feels like ages since I last wrote a book review! I finished the last book in the Legend trilogy last week, but I haven't gotten round to reviewing it until now.

Remember how I said the second book in the trilogy, Prodigy, wasn't that great? (You can see the review here.) Well, I'm pleased to say that Champion, the third and last book, was so good that it totally made up for it. I really, really enjoyed it, I think it was the best out of the three books in the series. Basically, eight months have passed since the end of the end of Prodigy, and the Republic and the Colonies are finally at some sort of peace. The two main characters, Day and June, haven't seen each other in months, each of them busy with their own lives. Oh, also, at the end of the last book Day was told that he was dying because of the experiments that were done on him when he was younger, and he's been having terrible headaches ever since. But everything seems more or less all right, until…

Movie review: "Beauty and The Beast"

Hey guys, guess what - it's review time!

I'm feeling a LOT better than I felt yesterday, my dizziness is almost a thing of the past, YES! You have no idea how good it feels to be able to walk in straight lines instead of stumbling around all over the place cause I felt like I was walking on a freaking moving train. And I feel good enough to be able to try and come up with a coherent movie review. (I THINK I'm able to come up with a coherent movie review. I'm not making any promises.)

Anyway, last Friday, before I got sick during the weekend, my mum and I went into central London for a day out. I'd been studying really hard and we kind of deserved a fun day with no studying. We went to the National Gallery for a bit, had lunch in Leicester Square, then went to the Leicester Square Odeon to watch the new Beauty and The Beast film, which I'll be reviewing now.

Okay... um. Can I be really, really honest here?

I was a bit disappointed by it.

It wasn't BAD. It wa…

Yesterday was the worst day ever, I was really ill, but I'm better now thank god

Sooo... yesterday was basically the worst day of my life, and let me just tell you why:

I woke up, nice and early, ready for a fun weekend... and I sat up in bed... and the world just started whirling around like crazy. I had really, really bad vertigo, I could barely move without feeling like I was on a wildly unstable boat. This had never happened to me before, I had no idea what the heck was going on. It was completely out of the blue, too - I was feeling fine the day before. I just basically felt really dizzy all the time, especially when I moved my head, or got up or sat down, or basically moved in any way. And I also got really sick - I threw up so many times in a single day it was impossible. I couldn't eat anything all day, I couldn't even hold down water, it was that bad. I felt so, so crappy all day, and in the afternoon my mum called the doctors' because we were both really worried, and we got an appointment at the urgent care centre at a nearby hospital at nine…