Sometimes I joke around with my sister-in-law, who is a very talented graphic designer, that I’m learning to do her job. I’m practicing Photoshopping someone’s face onto a kittens body like a pro. Sometimes I’m not sure if she laughs because it’s silly, or because she’s plotting murder. Learning small tricks in Photoshop or updating […]
Before we started as freshman in high school, my class was sent on a weekend trip outside of New York City. It was then that I got to know my best friend and several other people that would leave an impression on me. One of the things I remember well from the trip was laying […]
What makes you, you? People tend to compare themselves to others at different stages of their lives. Sometimes these comparisons can help us set goals and find confidence in our identity. You might have seen yourself in a parental figure or a celebrity. But have you ever felt like lion at heart or a graceful […]
Kurt Vonnegut was one of my favorite writers when I was in high school, so I trust his judgement on writing a little bit. The following tips are taken from the “Self-Assessment” section of the wiki on Kurt Vonnegut. In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story: […]
You, who lets three coins strike the counter because you are afraid to feel the dirt caked in the ridges, are not ready for the large hands of the cashier.
I write consciously when water taps to mark each sleepless moment when curtains can’t contain the flame of a full moon nor the glare of the street lamps. I write when impulse overwhelms sleep and verbs float in the air fighting for air space with bleating sheep too loud. One by one I shoot them down.
you test the edges with your foot and find out how far you can tip-toe around the flora before you catch the fear of falling and your tired shoes release themselves over to the force of gravity so strong you’re sure the laces will untie themselves and like a boa constricting its prey slither down into […]
“The Great Wave” by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai The ocean’s waves pulse pulse against my body. The water is cold and unapologetic. You sit on the sand and gaze gaze at shells that might be treasure. You are sure that they are gold. I try to float float over the waves and back to shore. […]
see: flickr.com/yevkusa It was just a thought. One that struck me so hard, I felt it through my chest. So hard that it took my breath away.The music wrapped around my throat like a snake, and its venom seeped into my ears. It was choking me and I couldn’t do a thing. My smile never […]
Senior year of high school fills my mind with endless memories. Even though many years have gone by, there’s one week from that winter that still pinches my memory. I was unlucky enough to catch a bad cold that winter. This particular week brought me back to class with a sore throat and barely able […]