Grace Royal is a recent university graduate who writes both poetry and prose. Her work focuses on the everyday, the small details of life and the presence of the internet and social media in the contemporary world.
She likes to experiment with form while also drawing inspiration from classic literature. Grace has completed an undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing and a Masters in English Literature at Royal Holloway.
When she isn't writing, she can be found studying Victorian Literature, teaching swimming or looking after her seven guinea pigs.
Grace also writes beautiful poetry. Her moving poems are included in DARK ANIMALS, our Young Poets Anthology 2019.
SO FULL OF EMPTINESS WITHOUT HER? by Grace Royal
In 'So full of emptiness without her?' a girl discovers a true crime video has been made about her sister's murder. She reflects on her sister's death as she struggles to decide if she should watch it or not.
What do you remember of the morning? the police woman had asked. Did you notice anything unusual in your sister’s behaviour? Did she say anything – anything at all – that might give us a clue as to where she is?
No, she was just normal.