Relatability

I saw a discussion on Facebook about the word Relatability and, apparently, it’s another one of those pointless debates in the literary world (see: the Oxford comma) that seems to split older generations from the younger. Maybe it’s because younger generations weren’t taught grammar properly? Maybe older generations are misinterpreting what younger generations are saying when…

Some Changes

I’m sure you haven’t noticed, but my blog has gone through some significant changes recently. As usual, I’ve been unable to keep my promises to write every day, and as usual, I have an excuse: I did just graduate and I had plenty of time to write, but my focus was primarily on finding a…

The Tiger

Surprise, still here. Busy as always. I’ll be even busier soon with work and summer classes. Just wanted to post my final project for my lit theory class. It’s a collection of five flash fiction stories, based off quotes from an essay by Nietzsche.  They can stand alone by themselves, but there are also connections…

Homeless

I’m so glad fall is finally here! It’s been cold and rainy, and I think the leaves are going to start to change color soon. Tomorrow is also my birthday! It feels weird turning 23, but I’m excited, nonetheless. School’s been going really well despite the workload. I feel like every time I put a…

The Grass is Greener in California

School starts really soon and I’m not totally sure what to expect. My first day is this Thursday. I’ve been talking about getting my MFA for a long time and now that I’m actually going to start the process, I’m really nervous and excited. I can’t wait to grow as a writer and learn from…

A Cup of Coffee

This isn’t going to be the most moving story in the world. The prompt I used was to write about coffee or tea. Pretty stereotypical for a writer. I had fun, though, because I really do love coffee more than I should. Also, I know I don’t post at the most ideal times, but I…

Rain Drops

Saturday was a huge day for me. I did my first Tough Mudder and managed to get through the entire course and complete every obstacle. For those that don’t know, it is a ten-mile obstacle course held all over the United States. The obstacles are absolutely insane, too. Look it up on Youtube. I’ve never…

Walden Poetry

I’m going to do something very different. A while ago, I saw someone was picking words from each line every page of Infinite Jest and turning them into poems. I’m going to try to do the same, but with Walden. I’ll try it with one page to start and see how it goes. Try it with your favorite…

I’m Ready, Are You?

I don’t know what to call this. Some sort of combination between free writing and free verse. Poetic free writing? Does that make sense? Either way, it’s a mess, like myself right now. So much is going on and I’m in zero control. All I can do is buckle up. The journey hasn’t been easy…

What Makes Me Smile

This is a simple prompt: Write about something that makes you smile. What makes you happy? I have a feeling this post is going to be a huge mess. Hopefully I can keep it together and turn it into something nice, something that will make you smile. What Makes Me Smile The first thing that comes to…