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By Natasha Kelly Nobody Chooses To Have A Mental Disorder

Three months is all it takes to walk from the realm of the living up onto the doorstep of death. Those months become blurred, out of focus. Hard to recall. Three months living on the bare minimum food intake is all it takes to…







By Caroline Kelly Our Modern War: A Look At Hate Preachers

Dumbledore is gay? Yes, you heard. You thought he was a kindly old wizard, dedicated to the education of magical muggles didn’t you? Well it seems that his wand bends the other way. That was probably my favourite accusation from American pastor Kevin Swanson…


By The Purple Fig Wasting Time Watching Funny Videos

Sometimes you need a good laugh, right? And other times we could really use that guttural giggle that forces us to grab our pants and cross our legs. TPF has curated some videos ranging from ‘a pleasant watch’ to ‘downright piss worthy’. Enjoy. Please,…


By Trish Bentley Write Because You Love It.

When I was in school I endured many writing workshops (public mental beatings) where I had to showcase my work and listen to what each of the students thought about it. I was to sit there quietly and nod my head as if to…


By The Purple Fig Can Good Grammar Save Your Valentine’s Day?

As writers here at The Purple Fig, we’re already well aware of the importance of impeccable grammar. However, away from the pages of our stories, it seems that the significance of punctuation can also play a role in the world of online dating! With…



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