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Writing Prompt: Writing in the style of an author you admire

[I originally received this writing prompt from my favorite high school teacher (thanks, Mr. H! One day I’ll get into the habit of calling you Jason, I swear.) and I wrote in the style of Robertson Davies. I hold it to be true that this was my first foray into fanfiction. Here, I’ve written a… Continue reading Writing Prompt: Writing in the style of an author you admire

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Every Bit Helps

I was talking to a friend today, and she was feeling afraid. Powerless. Overwhelmed. Like a lot of us do this week. The world is scary, sometimes, and sometimes it gets overwhelming. And that’s ok. Just keep doing what you can. Every little bit helps. During WWII, some people smuggled babies out of the ghettos. Others… Continue reading Every Bit Helps

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Dear America

I finally fell asleep at 1:45 this morning after checking and rechecking my phone. I held out hope that Hilary could pull from behind, but she didn’t. As I scrolled through my Facebook and Twitter feed, what I saw broke my heart again and again and again: my friends, a mix of races, genders, classes,… Continue reading Dear America

Fiction · Life-Defining Moments · Writing

Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 5)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2011 It is late December, and I am at the Nutcracker with one of my best friends when I receive a call from the doctor. They have not begun yet, so I answer.… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 5)

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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 4)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2011 American Thanksgiving weekend. I visit my boyfriend in New York. Nothing of note happens. I apply to a handful of universities in NYC for graduate school, and end up getting into… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 4)

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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 3)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2009 I’ve just returned from my time away in England, and have been invited to go down to New York by a friend I made there. I’d had a bit of a… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 3)

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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 2)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2007 I am seventeen years old, applying for colleges. I have paid my application fee, and have chosen three schools: U of T, Queen’s, and York. I still have a fourth to… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 2)

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Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 1)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2004 At fourteen years old, I have begun to develop an eating disorder. Because I am so busy, no one really notices when I start to shrink. They assume it’s due to… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 1)

Beginnings · Life-Defining Moments · Writing

Something about roads we don’t take; or, Life Goes On

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about life, and my expectations for it. I think about all the things I’ve done, and how much I feel like I’ve slowed down. How much I’ve “grown up”. I’ve got a grown-up job, a husband, a car, and a house. I’ve got stability. Hell, I have back… Continue reading Something about roads we don’t take; or, Life Goes On

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On LDFs, or, Long Distance Friendships

There are things I struggle with sometimes due to my BPD, but also due to being a human with, you know, human feelings. One of these things is fear of abandonment and fear that the people in my life don’t actually like me. That they just…. tolerate(d) my existence. This is especially true now, when… Continue reading On LDFs, or, Long Distance Friendships