Driving at Night as Lights Fall

I’m driving down familiar streets hours after the sun has set. My eyes cause the lights to shift beyond the darkness. Streetlights drop below the actual light and hover, falling in mid-air. The lights at the intersection have the same motion, falling into two without dropping to the road below. The brake lights on theContinue reading “Driving at Night as Lights Fall”

The Construct of Silence

I used to be uncomfortable with silence among others. Sitting and not saying a single word was my personal hell. To be honest, it still can be. Why aren’t they saying anything?Is it that hard to start a conversation? Say, hi…..no, that’s too much. I once went on a hike with my family, and myContinue reading “The Construct of Silence”

Surface Thoughts

I watch my cat watch the tv, every time a dog comes on the screen, his pupils get big, I wonder what goes through his mind, what must he be thinking, is the time he fell out the window from the second floor playing in his head, what is a cat’s memory, does he rememberContinue reading “Surface Thoughts”

Crisp in the Air

It’s been fall for two days and I can already feel the crisp in the air. It makes the hair on my arms stand up. I breathe in deep breaths to take as much as this magic in as I can. This is my favorite time of year because it’s gone in a blink ofContinue reading “Crisp in the Air”

Autumn Leaves in Later Summer

Walking through the woods, I admire the changing leaves on the aspen trees. It looks like fall but feels like summer. I take off my sweater and look at the view that’s similar to the moon. Wide open space with very little human life equates to the feeling of being on another planet. The leavesContinue reading “Autumn Leaves in Later Summer”

Motion Sickness on a Flight

Thousands of feet up in the air, I’m trapped in this metal tube. I feel dizzy and I’m not spinning. Overheated from the lack of air circulation. Head throbbing that will eventually turn into a migraine after I land. I close my eyes and the spinning becomes faster. Minutes move along like hours. I can’tContinue reading “Motion Sickness on a Flight”

Internet Trolls & Hateful Critiques

Last week, I watched a live stream on Instagram. A teenage girl named Lilia Buckingham was crying because of the hate she received after tweeting how she’s worried about writing a screenplay because she doesn’t know how she would fund the movie. People came after her for tweeting this because from how it looks throughContinue reading “Internet Trolls & Hateful Critiques”

Before You Fly

The scariest thing about taking a risk is jumping off the cliff. You’re not sure if you will know how to fly as you say goodbye. The view is beautiful but also leaves you in a state of shock. It’s only when you jump, will you know you will fly farther than you’ll fall.  Continue reading “Before You Fly”

Toothache

Lower left side of my mouth, right if I’m staring into a mirror.   It’s all in my head, it only aches when I’m out of ideas.   When I’m writing, reading, watching tv, or eating, there’s no pain.   None. As if I’m in a bad dream.   But I’m awake because I canContinue reading “Toothache”