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Grad School pt. 3

I feel good about my applications. I finally have personal statements that are professional but not dry. I have read, re-read, and edited my stories. I have my CV completed. 103 more words

Writing Fiction

Where Do We Go From Here?

The sun’s not even up yet. Snow is falling, and it’s so quiet. You could hear a pin drop. I’m out of my normal routine because I’ve been sick since Sunday night. 257 more words


Thoughts on The Bone Clocks

I hesitate to call this a book review, so I will just characterize it as my thoughts after reading David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks. This is one of the books on my MFA reading list, but I won’t actually be doing a close reading essay on this book. 966 more words


these rooms

I don’t really know what is going on as of late. It feels like someone has built apartments inside my head. I keep on visiting different ones and find the information, or the faces, sometimes textures and tastes, familiar in an unsettling but not surprising way and somehow also very new. 322 more words

True Thought


It’s done.

I have officially applied to every graduate school on my list, and now it’s time to play the waiting game. Time to see which schools like my writing and which ones don’t; which schools like it but not enough to get in; which schools are going to give me a chance. 132 more words

The Waiting Game

It seems fitting, since my last post went up on the eve of the Full Moon, to check back in with my January goals and to-do lists today–the day after the New Moon. 750 more words


Getting to Know Poe

Would anyone believe me if I told you I didn’t know much about Edgar Allan Poe prior to my first semester of Grad school? ¬†Yeah, I knew a few of his more famous works, like “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “A Tell-Tale Heart” but that was pretty much it. 422 more words

Book Reviews & Analyses