Holidays are really sort of intrinsically strange, when you think about it. We very rarely spend them with the people we want, doing what we want to be doing. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? I’m happy to come home and spend time with my family. It’s a nice feeling.
I’d tear the whole world down To see your face again Follow the salt trails up to my eyes Hold my hand as we drown.
[This was originally written for a scholarship, in a modified form. Well, the first half was.]] Cystic fibrosis presents a distinct sense of alienation from one’s peers. It only increases in college life, where, as the saying goes, there is a social life, sleep, and studying- but you can only have two. With cystic fibrosis, it reduces the equation to one variable. Between taking a full course...
Why can’t I afford you? :(
I don’t enjoy the smell of weed, so today is going to be interesting.
[Apologies for the unexpected dose of heavy on your screens.] My uncle shot himself in the head. We were in the car, halfway between Northern and Southern California. Why do I always hear bad news in the car? I can’t even say we were close. Not now. We hadn’t talked in years. But when I was a little girl, he was as much a part of my family as if he were flesh and blood. He bought me...
The smell of weed The pulsing sound of dub step I don’t like either But I’ll miss it when it’s gone.
I saw a bike today One tire missing (Stolen probably) And it looked as though it was growing Organically And I smiled.
I truly believe that the fundamental secret to happiness is a good book, some tea, a fire place, and good friends to discuss the book with. I should get closer to my fellow lit students, so I can have that last one. There’s always so much I want to talk about. Shall I join a literary group?
An Itch [Prompt]
Can you count hunger as an itch? I’m counting it. I just got done with three antibiotics. Well, four. It turns out taking that many drugs, prescribed to you or not, is hard on your system. I threw up every day for twenty days. Food got a lot less interesting to me, in that I ate only with the consideration of how it would taste coming back up. Pro tip: Chinese tastes awful the second time...
Writing this web series is going to take over my life. And I wanted to write a video game script. Silly me. To be fair, I have zero ideas for a video game, but still. Space… western… steampunk?
Practical Zombieproofing Episode 1
ext. DAY. Del playa drive, isla vista, ca. There are no cars on the street. Many of the houses have boarded up windows and doors. All have gates or fences, some quite make shift. The camera pans over one beach facing house that is boarded up, with a half torn banner that reads ‘Renting Now’. It looks like there are blood stains on it. It then pans to face an opening front door. It...
My hurried, frenzied apologies fall on deaf ears So that in the end I feel, perhaps, invisible I shoulder the blame I will always shoulder the blame Let me shoulder your blame So that you can rest, momentarily, in the cool shade Do not be concerned for me Though I doubt that you would be I will go on Or I won’t.
Enough is never enough and we always want More Does this make our human nature Fundamentally selfish ?
Practical Zombieproofing Teaser
EXT. Day 7-9 AM. Del Playa house balcony, overlooking the beach, mid 66 block. two girls, jenni (tall, asian, 20, severe bob) and lindsay (mid height, black pixie cut, 21) are watching the ocean. both are in pj pants and tank tops. Linday What do you have for me? JENNI puts down the binoculars she’s looking through and turns to face LINDSAY. Jenni Sorority girl. Pretty fresh too....
Modern technology/modern drama
The perils of sitting there going “Did so and so block me for no reason, or did they delete their profile?” And then analyzing what I could have possibly done to warrant blocking, coming up with a million theories, wondering how to apologize, considering it more likely than the latter.
Everything was beautiful
And nothing hurt. Every day I aspire more and more to reach the reality of this quote.