Underlined Passages

I never used to listen to music while I wrote because I thought it would be distracting, but I think I’m converted. Thanks to my new thinksound headphones, I can drown everything out, focus on the beat, listen to the lyrics, use the rhythm in my work, and open my mind to all the ideas…

Feel the Sound

I don’t remember how I came up with this. I know I had an epiphany at some point, but I can’t recall how I sparked it. I think it had something to do with Stephen Hawking’s death, how he was so smart but had to sacrifice his body. Perhaps it allowed him to take full…

Away

I wrote this after listening to a folk pop playlist on Spotify that I’ve been obsessing over for the past few months. One of the songs on the playlist is sung in Simlish, the fictional language of The Sims, which is just straight up weird. What makes it even weirder is that it’s actually pretty…

Music and Writing

Did anyone else just have their life ruined by This Is Us tonight? If you’re living under a rock and haven’t watched it yet, or you’re the type that’s avoiding it because everyone else is watching, try it out — especially if you’re into sad, genuine, original story lines. This piece has nothing to do…

Background Noise

Here, I’m focusing on two specific things. The first is the sound of my lines. You should notice the alliteration throughout the piece, but hopefully not to the point where it takes away from the story itself. The second is looking at something from multiple perspectives. This story was written as a homework assignment for…

Escape

I had a crazy meltdown before, so I took a last-second trip upstate to clear my head. It was a successful trip and I’m feeling better again. Writing this post was a big help. It kind of reads as a stream of conscious, but it’s more just a reflection on what happened while I was…

Somewhere With You

I know I said I’d have a big story, and that I’d be writing all day, but it turned out that that’s not how it’s going to work. I started writing this morning with those intentions. It just didn’t work out that way. I said what I had to say. Lately I’ve been feeling like…

Sad Songs (Free Verse)

I fall asleep listening to music, like how some people fall asleep with the TV on. It relaxes me ninety nine percent of the time, but on occasion, it will keep me up, bringing back memories (both good and bad), and as of recently, inspire me to write. I enjoy playing around with alliteration, and…