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A Thousand Swallows

What is it like
to start each night
with a sip, then another,
then a glass, and one more?

What does it say
when we pour a wee hair… 316 more words

Complications, One At A Time

Can Justice be Poetic?

The Irish nation is rightly proud of its poetic inheritance. At first glance this sacred tradition has nothing to do with the law, but I argue that by engagement with our great poets we may arrive at a deeper understanding of the broader idea of justice. 787 more words

Collaboration Gone Bad

Hi there!

I saw your link on twitter and wanted to ask you a quick question. So I’ve been working with this friend on a political drama. 902 more words



Again, the season shifts, and like every year the change is expected and welcome. Today it is raining where I am, but I still wait for that first day when the temperature is cool enough for me to wear a hoodie, my puffy vest, and wool socks. 185 more words

Lj Algorithm

Poetry, A Fright!

I walked into

The house.

It seemed too quiet.

As quiet as a mouse!

“I’m back!” I yelled.

Not a sound

Not a whisper

To be found. 51 more words


“And maybe what growing up really means is knowing that you don’t have to be just a character, going whichever way the story says. It’s knowing you could be the author instead.” – Ava Dellaira


My Favorite Revising Techniques

In case you haven’t heard, revising is my favorite part of the writing process. I love playing with my words and trying new things. The stress of getting the words is over, and now you can focus on fitting the pieces together like a puzzle. 555 more words

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