Swinging Stars

“I like the stars. It is the illusion of permanence, I think. They’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend – I can pretend things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last, and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…”

Giving Thanks

2014 was am extremely difficult year for me – probably the hardest of my 25 (almost 26) years of life. However, I had some people by my side, and they deserve a bunch of giant hugs and kisses and endless amounts of thank you’s. While I am keeping them anonymous, each of the following paragraphs are individual thank you’s to the people that supported me through 2014, and that I am carrying with me through 2015 and beyond.

The Course of Hatred

It was nauseating. Looking at him. She hadn’t done it for years now – she refused to even acknowledge his presence because acknowledging him would only give him undeserved power. It couldn’t – wouldn’t – change what had happened so many years ago. He betrayed her trust, stripped her of her innocence, ruined an experience […]

When the Trust is Gone

My mom has always told me, “No relationship can exist without trust. Once you’ve lost someone’s trust, it’s extremely difficult to get it back.” Sometimes, losing trust happens instantaneously and sometimes, it’s a gradual buildup of lies, miscommunications, and misunderstandings. Relationships (with family members, friends, and significant others) require trust as the foundation. It’s what […]