Estranged

Originally posted on Run Toward the Light:
We were browsing the greeting card aisle at Target the other day, looking for something to send my parents for Thanksgiving. The more I skimmed the contents of each card, the more discouraged I became. Because it hurts to know millions of people all over the country will…

Weekly writing challenge: Snapshots

Originally posted on MARGARET-ROSE STRINGER:
Rather than giving into the urge to take a picture, write down your impressions of the scene. Who’s around? How does the air feel? What sounds do you hear? What emotions are you experiencing? Using words only, take a snapshot of the experience. dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/weekly-writing-challenge-snapshots   (Freshly Pressed) ******************** “Whaaaaa–?” and I’m…

NaNoWriMo vs. Dissertation

Originally posted on Walking Ledges:
Round One! Fight! Hello, December. Is it safe to come out yet? November’s comparative blog quiet is owed to National Novel Writing Month (secondary sponsor: the passive voice). I spent the month writing (part of) a novel. I dutifully scraped together my 50,000 words despite having a conference paper to…

A Day in the Beach

Originally posted on Incessantly Inspired:
I stood up and started walking towards the sea. No less than 45 seconds later, I turned at looked at my red slippers that I left lying near the rocks, carefully deciding against my decision not to wear them. Shrugging this idea off of my mind, I continued walking and,…