The Effects Of The Pandemic

Every single one of us has experienced the effects of the pandemic and has gone through them in their own ways. I don’t know about you, but I, personally, have struggled so much, and in this episode, I am going to tell you why.

Pen Name

Today is time for some real disclosure. I want to be entirely honest with you and say that Brooxy Moon is not exactly my name. Listen to know more.

My Story

In this episode I am going to tell you more about my writing process. First of all, because I believe that sharing my experience could be useful to build an honest relationship with whoever is listening, and second of all, because I think that telling you how tough the whole writing process has been for me, could be of help to those of you who feel overwhelmed by their work.

A New Podcast

Hey guys, I’ve got news! I have just started a podcast! It has been hard but eventually I decided to go for it. I am extremely unconfident, and I tend to get worried quite easily so, it required me a lot of will power to beat the inner shitter who lives inside of me and … Continue reading A New Podcast

Lost in Migration

I used to know this place. I used to know these people. I still remember the afternoons sitting by the sea, smoking and chatting, the dinners together, the road trips. Yet I feel like I don’t belong here. Who am I? Who have I become? ©Brooxy Moon

Odi et Amo

The Paradox of Love Ōdī et amō. Quārē id faciam fortasse requīris.Nesciŏ, sed fierī sentiō et excrucior. I hate and I love. Why I do this, perhaps you ask.I know not, but I feel it happening and I am tortured. Catullus * This short poem by the Roman lyric poet Catullus was written around 65 … Continue reading Odi et Amo

In Bloom

Here I am, Look at me While I blossom. * A spring feast is happening, Silently, Within me. Can you see it? * A dead tree I was, And now, Look at me, I am in bloom. *** ©Brooxy Moon

Happiness

Happiness lays in the little moments of joy that life offers us. Happiness lays in the freedom to enjoy those moments without the fear that something bad is going to happen if we do. And who can give us that freedom if not ourselves? Happiness is scary. The fact that it might end is scary … Continue reading Happiness

After The Storm

The sun breaks through the clouds, Right there, Where the sky meets the sea, And all of a sudden The world is bright again *** ©Brooxy Moon

Behind The Novel

The Origin Of The Eye Society Picture from canva.com Have you ever experienced the urgency to write something down because within yourself you felt like it could be the only way to solve a problem? I have. It all happened on a Friday, during a march for the climate organised by Fridays for Future. I … Continue reading Behind The Novel

Nature is…

We humans have spent our existence trying to find a God, thinking that would help us understanding the reason for our lives. We created religions that instead of making us come together, tear us apart. We haven’t even noticed that God is actually within us, within all the things that surround us. God is Nature, … Continue reading Nature is…

Life Has Just Begun

Lost in a nightmare, it’s hard to escape * It’s just a dream, I say Open your eyes and run away * Here’s the sun, The morning has finally come And life has just begun. * ©Brooxy Moon

Silent London

The Unsolicited Opinion London is silent. You must have heard of the new strain of coronavirus. It seems like the situation is out of control here, in the South-East of England. That’s why new restrictions are in place and we won’t be able to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. Maybe these restrictions over the … Continue reading Silent London

Respect

The Unsolicited Opinion Have you ever looked up for the word ‘respect’ on Google? Well, I did, and this is what I found: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements.Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or right of others. I thought the two meanings were well … Continue reading Respect

At Sunset

‘Some days you shape your life,’ Amira said, ‘some others you let life shape you. Hours flow through you in an invisible motion. The only proof of their existence is the pain they leave you with when the sun goes down and the night comes.’ Margot didn’t say anything at first. She kept looking at … Continue reading At Sunset

May you be

May you be the yellow leaf on the ground fallen under the intensity of its long existence Rather than the green leaf strogly attached to the tree abruptly ripped by the storm. © Brooxy Moon

Through the lens

The things we say are the reflection of our own perspective. It happens the same with the stories we tell. When we write, we are simply inviting people to look at the world through our lens. At the end of the day we all see things in different ways, but by listening and reading we … Continue reading Through the lens

Darkness

I fall into deep dark I gasp for freedom * Far looks the light But I climb Walls made of slippery charcoal * My muscles hurt I feel the pain in my hands And yet I climb Walls made of slippery charcoal * Closer is now the light Heavy is though my head I may … Continue reading Darkness

Falling

Falling are the leaves Chilling is the air Winter is just around the corner * I will miss these colours Yellow, red and evergreen And the warmth of my thoughts * I will miss the  sound of the landing leaves And the words  they whisper That gently echo in my mind * © Brooxy Moon

Habemus President

The Unsolicited Opinion Trump has lost the US election and Biden is the new president. I’m not American and yet I feel relieved by the results. What makes me really happy, though, is the amount of people who bothered to vote! America hadn’t seen such a voter turnout in over a century! This really shows … Continue reading Habemus President

Endings and Beginnings

‘Hi Joanna. Aw, and hello you, beautiful dog,’ Sarah says, leaving the corridor door behind her. It’s a bit chilly outside, Joanna can tell by the sudden change of temperature that takes place in her house after Sarah enters. 'Hi Sarah. How was your journey?' Sarah says it was fine while she quickly strokes Zoe’s … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings

Life

At the end of the day We're all filling blank pages. We're all writing our own book. © Brooxy Moon

Joshua

The Eye Society Aria and Joshua had known each other for a year now. They had met at the E-footballers Award the year before. Aria was there with her family, because of her father: Adam Adams, one of the best amateur e-footballers of all times. Adams had never missed an E-F Award, and neither had … Continue reading Joshua

Gloria

The Eye Society Gloria liked gossiping with the girls – that was why her visits always took so long. Even though she wasn’t sure that the love story between Michael and Diana was true, she joined that conversation as if it was the only thing she cared about. Gloria, clearly, suspected it was all a … Continue reading Gloria

Brian

The Eye Society Reading Ali’s name on the accident report had brought so many memories back to him. Ali Dawn, it could have been a namesake, but Brian somehow knew it wasn’t. That was why he decided to walk the airdriver to the aircar. Of course, One would have been fitter for the purpose, any … Continue reading Brian

Ali

The Eye Society Ali had been doing this job for more than twenty-five years. It still impressed him when he thought about it, but he had been part of the first airdrivers’ crew in history; when they launched the air-cab service he was there, along with the other nine colleagues who passed the selection. No … Continue reading Ali

Aria

The Eye Society Aria shut the trapdoor to her home behind her and looked around for the last time.  She used to go up and down that tunnel a dozen times a day when she was little, but that habit was long gone now. The sound of the air purifier filled the long white corridor. … Continue reading Aria

Writing to Explore

The woman was ready to take notes. The blue pen she was holding didn't match at all the style of the notebook on which she was about to write. “Fancy pen," Clelia asked, "a present?" “For my graduation," the woman confirmed. Clelia would have won if she had bet, but she didn't say it aloud. … Continue reading Writing to Explore

Earth Day 2020

Photo by Valentin Antonucci The Unsolicited Opinion Did you know that 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day? The first Earth Day was celebrated on April the 22nd 1970, when twenty million Americans took the streets to protest environmental negligence and demand green politics. Many things have changed from the seventies, but politics have … Continue reading Earth Day 2020

Change Of Plan

Photo by Breakingpic How many of you had to change their plans in the last few weeks? I bet that your lives have been a little disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, just like mine. If you have read some of my old posts, you may remember that an excerpt of my novel had been selected … Continue reading Change Of Plan

The lost community

The Unsolicited Opinion The beautiful weather we had over the weekend made people think they could go to the park, find a spot, sit down and get tanned. This irresponsible behaviour didn’t go unnoticed by the Lambeth council, which unfortunately had to close Brockwell Park on Sunday due to the high number of visitors ignoring … Continue reading The lost community