Posts Tagged ‘Teresa’

The Dragonflies

The Dragonflies

By Teresa Francis, 25 March 2013

When the dragonflies arrived, we knew it was summer. They would skim lightly over the freshly mown grass and we’d know that finally it was time for beaches and popsicles and the glorious sun. I was, however, never a summer person.

Seeking the Truth

Seeking the Truth

By Teresa Francis, 11 March 2013

He crouched silently behind the photocopier machine, and said a silent prayer. Sweat trickled down his forehead as he listened to the menacing footsteps grow louder. Adrenaline coursed through his veins, but he was conscious of the swelling fear in his throat.

Why We Read

Why We Read

By Teresa Francis, February 27 2013

It is the human condition to seek company, to search for purpose. We long for someone to relate to, for someone whose soul mirrors our own. Reading always starts off simple.

Ambassadors of Intelligent Discussion

Ambassadors of Intelligent Discussion

By Teresa Francis Jan 4 2013
The morning of the 17th of November brought a motley group of speakers to the Winchester School for its TEDxYouth@Winchester and TEDxWinchesterTeachers events.

The Iliad – A Summary

The Iliad – A Summary

By Teresa Francis, 14 Sept. 2012
The Iliad by Homer has been a huge influence on the way we see literature today. It is one of the oldest existing pieces of western literature, and contains 15,693 lines.

The Aegean Shore- MTV’s missed opportunity.

The Aegean Shore- MTV’s missed opportunity.

Teresa Francis, 30 August 2012
It is hard to summarize ancient Greek mythology. We know everything about them through Hesoid’s epic poem Theogony. Learning about it does make you come to terms with this fact- our human need for drama, for complicated and messy relationships, they’re not recent. They date all the way back to the Ancient Greeks.

Kai’s Lost Identity

Kai’s Lost Identity

Teresa Francis, 15 Aug 2012
The boy was confused with what the old man had told him. He had approached him for directions, a wizened, hunched, character, unusually dressed in a tux wearing glasses that looked old […]

False Expectation

False Expectation

Teresa Francis, 18 May 2012
I’ve met several fascinating characters through the course of my life, but Robin, the first true friend I can say I’ve had, as well as the first person I have ever loved—platonically, not amorously—has always had a special place in my heart. […]

Letting Go

Letting Go

Teresa Francis, 27 January 2012
I hate walking back home. On the days my mother is too busy at work and therefore cannot pick me up, I have to walk […]

Forever Ago

Forever Ago

Teresa Francis, 14 January 2012
Ms. Vernon was a woman whose wisdom was incredibly apparent. She was a few kilos overweight, though this did not stop anyone who saw her from realizing that once upon a time, she was probably a great beauty […]

The Open Door

The Open Door

Teresa Francis, 16 December 2011
When you get started on your very first job, you have an absolutely disgusting happy outlook on everything. You feel special, and you feel needed. After a while, you shall taste your first cynical thought. It may be something as simple as ‘she’s such a suck-up’ but it will taste bitter in your mouth, like accidental pith in an otherwise delicious lemon tart.

The Lonely

The Lonely

Teresa Francis, 14 October 2011
Matthew sat on his usual stool, despondent, dull, and dim. He felt uninspired, but more than that, he felt empty, a complex messy feeling that he couldn’t quite comprehend and couldn’t quite understand the depth of. How was it possible that a single person could make one feel so defeated, so useless?

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever

Teresa Francis, 16 May ’11
Never had she imagined it possible for her to have this feeling: this cold feeling of solitude, this feeling of despair that spread out from her heart to her lungs, filling her body, making it numb like some anesthetic given to stop pain.

The Gamer’s Privilege

The Gamer’s Privilege

Teresa Francis, 15 April ’11

Violent or not, Call of Duty: Black Ops is my brother’s lifeline. He plays (can you even call it playing?) it whenever he gets the chance.

What tomorrow brings

What tomorrow brings

Teresa Francis, 11 March ’11
A personal response to the tragedy that has struck Japan.

Charlotte and the Frog

Charlotte and the Frog

Teresa Francis, 25 Feb ’11
A fresh take on an old tale.

The Disappearance of Roald Dahl

The Disappearance of Roald Dahl

Teresa Francis, 4th February ’11
A whimsical tale about the disappearance of Roald Dahl!