#3 Drunk.

Richard Steele to Mary Scurlock Saturday night [30 August 1707] Dear, Lovely Mrs Scurlock, I have been in very good company, where your unknown name, under the character of the woman I lov’d best, has been often drunk; so that…

#2 Three-quarters as nice.

‘Lewis Carroll’ to May Mileham [6 September 1885] 7 Lushington Road, Eastbourne Dearest May, Thank you very much indeed for the peaches. They were delicious. Eating one was almost as nice as kissing you: of course not quite: I think,…

#1 You will think I am lying.

Alfred de Musset to George Sand [1833] My dear George, I have something stupid and ridiculous to tell you. I am foolishly writing you instead of telling you this, I do not know why, when returning from that walk. Tonight…

One love letter a day.

In case you didn’t know, I am a bit like Carrie Bradshaw when it comes to love (has that made you want to click away yet?). Whilst 15 years ago, I would gag at my parents getting emotional over a…

A note on poetry, depression, dancing and Alice in Wonderland.

I am writing this whilst sat in the poetry section in Waterstones Piccadilly. I come here a lot to read, write and think; not necessarily in that order, though. This is my happy place. I love being surrounded by works…

My Big Heart problem.

Hello, I’m Lisa and I care too much. My heart is almost too big to fit in my chest and over the last 26 years, this has given me more trouble than peace. I care more about other people than…

What would you do if..?

It’s a Friday morning. I am on my way to work and realise I haven’t answered his last message. I do this a lot; just put my phone away without replying to anyone. My days are too hectic, I need…

10 years ago.

Dear Lisa,   It is 2007 and you’re 16 going on 17. This will be an exciting year for you, with many things happening. You’ve recently dyed your hair black. After going gradually darker, occasionally throwing a colourful accent in…

Why dating apps don’t work for me.

We live in a world where meeting someone online is not frowned upon anymore. Long gone are the days where we were told not to say our real name or where one had to register with awkward dating websites which,…


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