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Bile, sitting uncomfortably on your stomach,

You know it’s daft,

But you cannot change,

Not knowing may excite some,

For you, it’s dread,

Uncertainty harbours only dark thoughts, 53 more words


Dear scruffy, tattooed man,

Let’s get something straight, first: You aren’t my type. Really. Don’t get me wrong; I dig the tats. When I saw you walking your dog outside of my apartment building this morning, they were the first thing I noticed about you. 350 more words


The abominable heap

A couple years ago, I read a review of Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, a science fiction novel. The author of the review was a recent college grad with staggering self-awareness and a disheartening but realistic sense of dismay with modern tech addiction. 834 more words


Harry Potter, the Everyman Hero

Recently, in a letter, I tried to describe what various books mean to me, the relationships I share with them. Of course, most of those described were fantasy books, ranging from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to the stupendously weighty (literally) 994 more words

Harry Potter

Confessions of a former spelling bee queen

“Spelling master,” she said in a shrill voice, sounding as if she had just been chewing on her own face before picking up the microphone. “The correct spelling is c, a, l, ELLE, i, d, i, t, y.” 494 more words


just as i dub you

to err is human; to forgive, divine.

i came across this quote while attending an after-school program sometime during my high school years, and it’s stuck with me since.

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Last week was a good one for people who are into science, space exploration, and then by extension SF, because we got news about a distant planet that might be rather like Earth (except with double the gravity) and those amazing pictures of Pluto and a couple of its moons. 989 more words