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Writings and Rantings


The F Word

This is an essay I wrote for my humanities class, but I really liked it, so I wanted to share it with you. I removed the in text citations from within the work to make it easier to read, but all the authors are credited in the work and I added links to the mentioned […]

Fatal Float

There’s nothing I crave more in this moment than a cheeseburger. Water is filling my lungs, I am gasping and choking and all I can think of is how hungry I am. They say you should never go swimming after eating, but I regret not doing just that. Not that I was planning on this […]

Pins and Needles

I hate needles. Biggest fear without a doubt. So I imagined what it would be like waking up with them stuck in my arms. Add in a polyfidelitous relationship, then write about it. This is the product of my weird daydreams. When I woke, everything was blurry. My eyes were foggy and my limbs felt […]


Onism – n. the awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience I spend a lot of time scrolling mindlessly through dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com and looking for words that inspire me. This time the word that popped out at me most is onism. I realized recently that for a website about me I do not tend […]

Flowers in a Graveyard

I grew in a graveyard, small, but strong. I was the little bit of life in a garden of dead and I was all the happier for it. My petals were gold and my leaves were long and pointed and anywhere else people would’ve called me a weed, plucked me straight from the ground. But […]

The Beautiful Eye in a Storm of Disaster

YUS I AM WRITING AGAIN IT FEELS SO GOOD. I hope this is the end of my severe bout of writer’s block. My mother and I often argue whether I am capable of writing about what I have not experienced. I, of course, think I can, but I will let you be the judge of […]

Just Something to Say Something

I have had two novel ideas and three fanfiction ideas in the last month and all I have wanted is to write a short fictional story for this damn website. I have done everything I know to do to get inspiration and it is just not happening. Well, that’s not true, it’s happening, but in […]

Equality? Hardly.

Not to bring anyone down, but it needs to be said. I have been postponing writing about my feelings on marriage equality for a very long time for many reasons, mainly because it is something I feel so incredibly strongly about that I never thought I would be able to put all of my feelings […]


Rückkehrunruhe—(return unrest) n. the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness—to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all, even though it felt so vivid just days ago—which makes you wish you could smoothly cross-dissolve back into everyday life, or […]

I Finished My Novel–Part 1

Well this is awkward. I may or may not have based the main character of this piece on myself. Is that weird? That’s totally weird. Alright, well it’s a little too late for me to be concerned with weird. I am weird. I will figure out how to deal with that one day. In the […]