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Conflicting feelings about a bunny

I had a strange, anxiety-ridden relationship with Easter this year, and I feel like I am maybe only now starting to sort out why I couldn’t jut embrace it as a fun, egg-and-candy-filled holiday. 1,122 more words

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Why We Tell Ourselves Stories

Every day of our lives, we tell ourselves stories. We seek to explain things, to know the reasons why, to somehow find a way to make sense of insane, swirling uncertainty that we exist in. 888 more words

The Perpetual Terror of Forgetting (or attempts at immortalizing my dog)

I always thought of stories as records, as ways of remembering our lives. And I thought it was our duty to tell them, a way to keep ourselves alive and thriving. 1,453 more words

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Fictography #16 - Little French Market

/FICTOGRAPHY/ def. — The intersection of photography (submitted by readers) and fiction (written by me!).

Truthfully, this week I’m on a little bit of a hiatus. 913 more words

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Telling Stories: With my weapon

Let’s kick this column off with a rhetorical question.  Why did Final Fantasy XIV and WildStar both tie character classes to iconic weapons?

You could say it’s for ease of itemization, or for transparency in play, but I think the real reason is much simpler: weapons say something.  1,118 more words

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writing prompt 1

I’m starting to write a little bit everyday, and I’m using writing prompts from others and from myself to improve my writing and storytelling skills. When an idea pops in my head, I try to write a short blurb about it before the idea dissipates, so this blog will be where I keep track of my very short stories. 270 more words

Legally Minnesotan

Listen. I had every intention of keeping my California license plates for as long as possible, especially during the winter months when I was driving around like a terrified granny afraid of sliding off the highway in a fireball of doom. 618 more words

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