“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am a teenager,

Therefore I am

‘Sloppy, full of angst and malicious feelings, uncaring’.

I am.


I am an American,

Therefore I am

‘Firearm holding, boastful and over-patriotic, obese’.

I am.


I am a Muslim,

Therefore I am

‘A terrorist, an invader of countries, ignorant’.

I am.



False and unjust.

Reigning their lies upon us,

Stereotypes must be stopped.


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There is a new creative writing competition on the theme of ‘The Future’.

The piece may follow any format, such as poetry or non-fiction, providing that it totals less than 2500 characters (not including the title or any footnotes).

All participants will have their work shared and blogs linked to, however the winner’s work will be featured and blog linked to for a fortnight.

To enter, please use the contact section, or email me at:


The deadline for the competition is the tenth of February…

Thank you for taking part!