Rebeccah is a writer by trade, with skills of varying degrees in knitting, baking, EFL teaching, performing, photography, dog-walking, sleeping, painting, and procrastinating.
Rebeccah has been a writer since she can remember, but after graduating from University of Essex in 2005 with B.A. (hons) English Language & Literature, and again in 2008 with M.A. Literature: Creative Writing, she decided to take the craft more seriously. Rebeccah honed her writing skills and became an avid follower of the Oulipo.
As well as writing, she regularly performs at the New Words, Fresh Voices open mic night at The Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft, where she reads her poetry and short stories.
When she's not writing, Rebeccah enjoys producing visual art, and occasionally takes photos, paints pictures, and makes collages. Her work has been shown at The Halesworth Gallery, The Ferini Gallery, and Lowestoft Arts Centre.
What are your 10 least favorite foods?
I generally eat anything and I’m always up for trying something new, but there are some foods that I can’t even bear to think about, let alone put on my fork!
- Celery – I know it’s good for you, and apparently you burn more calories eating it than it actually contains. But it is disgusting! I can’t even eat anything that contains celery and pick it out. It leaves its flavour on everything it touches, evil vegetable.
- Cabbage – I don’t know if it has something to do with how my Mum used to cook it, but she would boil the life out of it so it turned into a grey, sloppy mess. So I guess I dislike the texture more than the flavour.
- Stew – I’m not a fan of food that is all one colour. Someone once said that first we eat with our eyes then with our mouth. I like my plate to contain a few different colours, not just one brown/orange gloopy puddle.
- Dark chocolate – I’m a woman. I love chocolate. Those two things, naturally, go hand in hand. But dark chocolate is just too bitter. It doesn’t give me that satisfying kick that milk or white chocolate gives.
- Jelly beans – Again, this is a texture thing more than a taste thing. I like other chewy/jelly sweets but jelly beans are a bit too grainy for my liking.
- Kiwi fruit – Its furry skin is very off-putting. If it looked/felt different I might want to venture inside.
- Salt and vinegar crisps – No matter how healthy my mouth feels, salt and vinegar crisps always manage to find the tiniest cuts, with their super sour powers!
- Oranges – I like orange juice and orange flavoured chocolate/sweets, but actual oranges are too sour. And I don’t like the work you have to put in to eat one. Peeling off the skin, then the horrible white stringy bits; it just takes too long!
- Chili peppers – I have a sensitive little tongue, and anything with too much heat or spice plays havoc with my tastebuds.
- Anything with ‘low fat’ in the title – Low fat also means low flavour. I’m a full fat kind of person, and I think everyone else should be too. We should enjoy what we eat, and it’s impossible to genuinely enjoy low fat foods. We try to convince ourselves that we like it because it’s healthy, but we all know it’s a lie. We’d rather be eating a cream cake or a juicy steak, right?!
It's Christmas, times twelve. The traditional song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ inspires this series of poignant, festive tales. Follow Krista May Rose as she experiences ups and downs over her life's Christmases, from her Christmas school play, to an Aussie crimbo barbie, to her hen night, to a trip to the hospital for her sister's ultrasound, to an awkward lunch at the in-laws', to the anniversary of her mother's death.
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