When We Write About Writing

I recently finished a rather interesting book about the craft of writing. Hidden within Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction are essays. Some of them are helpful. Some of them are not so much helpful as they are a comical break from all of the wise and weathered words on writing. Finding myself in the […]

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We Can Be Heroes

I remember loving Labyrinth’s magic and glitter and its Goblin King all through childhood. Then I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower as an adult and searched endlessly for that tunnel song so I, too, could feel infinite. When I heard “Heroes” playing through that tunnel in Stephen Chbosky’s film adaption of his own […]

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Just a Matter of Time

Watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for the first time, I was mesmerized by the clock that moved backwards. The idea that time might dissolve and reinstall the things and people we’ve lost because of its momentum meant too much. I waited through the many beautiful hours of this film for the ticking clock […]

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Star by Kayla King

A fruit is really just a seed and once it grows and seeps with sweet blood they will want to sink carnivorous teeth into its soft flesh. Wait too long and that glowing orb will fade and falter, shrink to skin and spill its insides, trickling through heart and soul into thick syrup; homemade jam. […]

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Imprint by Kayla King

The memory of you feels so real. It glitters there, in the back of my neck, filtering through marrow & veins & flesh that once felt imprinted with your scent. It’s what they call sillage and I have to believe them, if only to know you might still be with me in some molecular way. […]

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When You Think About Fiction

What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think about fiction? Do you suppose something that is so often described as untrue can actually live in reality? Sometimes fiction is funny, and other times it’s more fickle than you’d like. But, if there is one thing you should know about fiction, […]

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Ciao, Baby

The end of summer means many things. We say goodbye to warm evenings and green leaves and late night sunsets. And sometimes, we must say goodbye to people as well. My sister left for college last week. She is now three hours away from home. She has journeyed beyond this place we grew up and […]

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When You Must Be True

I think there comes a moment for many of us in this “millenial” generation where the world just becomes confusing again. For many, the first really confusing moment appears right at the beginning of college, trying to choose a major. I know I had that same kind of moment before I decided that I couldn’t ever […]

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When It’s Time to Believe

Do you remember the story that helped you believe in yourself? Well, when was the last time you believed in that book? For all of the power held between their pages, books can be helpless creatures. Without readers, books become bricks to build or shapes to stop doors or a flat surface in which to […]

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