So Close…Or Maybe Not

A while back I mentioned that I finished the first draft of a novella about a hallucinatory painter. Since then, I've revised the draft and sent out copies to some friends in the hope that they'd give me some good critiques. So far every person has given positive responses, and positive responses only. Hooray! Actually,... Continue Reading →

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Silver-Toed Sprites

Silver-toed sprites Dance on sultry, Summer winds. Their forked, honey tongues Lick the blood from my ears, Brush the dust from my chest, And leave only sleep In my eyes. A quivering faints From my slender, starved limbs, A pathetic, pulsing tremble I never knew existed. And in its place, The pixies paint a tingle... Continue Reading →

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Though I am already suffering through my mountains of schoolwork, I decided to add to my suffering by eating healthy. In fact, as I write, I'm eating a dreadfully adequate salad. So, as you can imagine, my mind wanders to the sweeter and sadly, less healthy, foods. Here's the best thing I ever ate:  A... Continue Reading →

Us Apart

Floating off the wave-torn Wind, a feathery voice Red with laughter Tickles my ears, Hardly felt, Wholly unheard. A silver smile lights the seas, A shade too faint, too far. Only a vague twinkle touches the eye. And though a billion Leagues of churning surf Stand between, I know you are more lovely Than all... Continue Reading →

The Sex Guess

My friends and I had an interesting argument the other day. I can't remember the conversation that lead into it. Regardless, my friend "Denise" said that when she looks at a person she assumes that there is a 50% chance that that person is having sex. I thought that was completely ridiculous and another friend... Continue Reading →

The Self-Esteem Dilemma

I, along with the majority of people I've met, struggle with some insecurity. For some it's just a bother. For others it's crippling. They become so conscious of the way they look, talk, and/or move that they close themselves in their room. Then, the insecurities fester. When next this person interacts with others, they act as if... Continue Reading →

Writing Sorrow

Sorrow is a tricky thing to write. Do too much and your characters just seem melodramatic. Do too little and they seem robotic. So what do you do? First off, if you feel sorrowful yourself, use it. I'm sorry that you feel that way. Truly. But if you need to write something sad, you're in... Continue Reading →

Apology/Update

I haven't posted in a long time. Sorry. Since the first day of classes starts tomorrow, I've been busy this past week saying goodbye to friends and family, packing for my trip to Columbia University, saying hello to friends at Columbia, hanging out with them, enjoying the last few moments of freedom... As you might imagine, I'm... Continue Reading →

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