Share Something Saturday: “Familiar Voices”

To participate in Share Something Saturday, post your work to your blog and use Share Something Saturday as a tag. Or, make your way to the "Contact" page to share your work with me. Today, I'm sharing a poem I wrote earlier this year, titled "Familiar Voices." The ghosts of old images Cloud and distort in your … Continue reading Share Something Saturday: “Familiar Voices”

Recommendation Thursday: MY FAVORITE BOOK

My uncle always says, "every week I turn around and it's Thursday." I see what he means. Today is exciting for two reasons: 1) Tomorrow is Friday, and 2) Today is Recommendation Thursday! Also, I'm choosing to discuss one of my favorite books, which is John Green's Looking for Alaska. No, this book is not about … Continue reading Recommendation Thursday: MY FAVORITE BOOK

Little Talk Tuesday: On NaNoWriMo and Time

I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year! I figured I'd come out and announce that right away. If you're in the same position that I was a few days ago, and you're wondering, what the heck is NaNo-blah-blah? Allow me to enlighten you. NaNoWriMo is a short, fun way of saying National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in … Continue reading Little Talk Tuesday: On NaNoWriMo and Time

Share Something Saturday – “Train of Thought”

Before I go into the poem, I want to remind readers how to participate in Share Something Saturday. Everyone is encouraged to share their work, using Share Something Saturday as a tag. Here's "Train of Thought" which I wrote during class this past school year. This poem received the Silver Key Award in the 2017 Scholastic Art & … Continue reading Share Something Saturday – “Train of Thought”

Recommendation Thursday: “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry

O. Henry's "The Last Leaf" takes place in Greenwich Village during a pneumonia outbreak. The short story follows two artists, Sue and Johnsy, the latter having contracted pneumonia. Johnsy has little hope for survival, and places her fate with the fate of a dying ivy vine outside her window. This beautifully-written story captures themes of hope and sacrifice, and I … Continue reading Recommendation Thursday: “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry

Little Talk Tuesday: Living in a Camper, Goodwill Jackets, and Growing Up

As a kid, I often imagined what my last summer before college would entail. I predicted a lot of things, but living in a camper wasn't one of them. My family and I drove away from our house in Alaska shortly after my high school graduation. I cried, watching my former home grow tinier and tinier … Continue reading Little Talk Tuesday: Living in a Camper, Goodwill Jackets, and Growing Up