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What Students Really Need to Hear

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The Vents

Originally posted on A Word Of Substance:
The vents were plastered against the wall with a panic that had shot them into place for the entirety of their being. They had no other option. Destiny was a gray word with iron slats that slipped through the corners of their imagination. So dark and shady was…

Path to Success

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This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. […]

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Apogee

You are a runner. I am relentless. Like the sun and the moon, we escape another- Day by day, night by night. The brilliance of your basis burns through my cratered surface Once we might have met, but I can no longer face you. I will chase you to the border and I will wave […]

Initials Etched in Glass

The first time I saw you, there was something I missed. I caught your eyes- green, like the undersides of leaves in the wind of a storm. The tan on your cheeks, fading from summer to fall. Freckles flushed along your frame. Your mouth- and its corners curled up, like our bodies entangled between sheets […]

Daily Prompt: Fearful Symmetry

Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter. Anchored down in the depths of your heart, Among the dark, depraved- where all thoughts start, Accounting for the mess, the clutter, All the things that make you stutter, Are the things you fear the […]

His Side/ Her Side

Never Would Have Known

Strangers on a Train Her Side vs. His Side As I boarded the noon time train, I let out a sigh of relief at the sight of an empty cart. I had forgotten my headphones and had been worried that the diverse noises a busy cart can produce would distract me from my studying. I […]