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The Flea
NicNic Released ago

I love all of these poems, but the flea is my favourite. Finally an animal within my artistic talents!

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The first thing that hits you when you get off the plane in Bangkok is a wall of heat and humidity.You’ve just spent what felt like a lifetime on an epic, air conditioned flight, trying to distract yourself from the anticipation/excitement/fear of what you’re about to do with the enormous amount of “in flight entertainment” on offer.You’re not ready for the heat.Or the hundreds of people crowded around the arrivals area, holding up cards and shouting random names (or simply “taxi?!)

On arrival it becomes immediately obvious that you’re...

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First there were sounds, the muffled sounds of traffic and the distant screech of birds flying overhead. Then there was pain. The blurs her eyes were seeing focussed into an unfamiliar ceiling, and she slowly realised that the pain she was feeling was caused by sharp things underneath where she was sprawled on the floor. Sharp things...glass. Where had that come from? Through the dizzy fuzziness, panic threatened to overwhelm her as she realised that not only had she no recollection of where she was, or how she came to be lying in...
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1. Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Nicola, I’m from Birmingham in the UK and I’m currently doing a PhD in Biochemistry. I would always say I was a scientist before an artist, but I’m very interested in how science and art can come together. I love using art and visual aids for Public Engagement events in Science, and allowing my enthusiasm for science to get the public interested in what science is all about.

2. What's the origin of your artist name?

Until I picked it for here it was a name used by only two people. I used to work at...

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I just rewrote this part of this amazing story by Theimaginedconfidant a little, it's basically all the same I mainly just elaborated a bit on the first paragraph.

Hope its ok :-)

You can keep walking or you can wake up (edit)

We walked. We walked beyond the childhood memories, the tombs, the lake of things never done and the desert of choices waiting to be weighed. We walked in a place where the sky was as black as ink save for the ever pulsating show of distant lights beyond a rocky plateau. It felt like we had walked forever, and...

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These weren't just any new shoes...these ones would take her places
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