In my bedroom I have what is known as “The Chair.” It sounds nefarious, sure – but really, it’s anything but. It’s a black computer chair that squeaks when it’s sat on. It’s all torn up from a pet cat’s claws, and I stopped using it ages ago because sitting in it hurts my back.Continue reading “Laundry”

Perennial Jackass

When I was ten, all I wanted was to be an angel. I ended up making an ass of myself, so to speak. During my childhood, I was in the church Christmas Pageant every year. Due to my age, I was often relegated to the role of a farm animal. And because my kangaroo headdress from anContinue reading “Perennial Jackass”

A Dose of Nostalgia

When I was about 6 years old, my dad had racked up enough Holiday Inn points due to his job that he decided to cash them in for a Playstation, which my sister and I were thrilled about, and the first game he purchased for us was the original Spyro the Dragon. Though I was stillContinue reading “A Dose of Nostalgia”

The Faulty Vending Machine of Life

When I was in college, I had several of my English classes in a building known as Emerson Hall, so I spent a lot of time there. Occasionally, I would get thirsty over the course of the day and would need to buy a water bottle from the vending machine. However, I quickly learned that oneContinue reading “The Faulty Vending Machine of Life”

Worth 1000 Words #2: Poetry and The Dark Knight

There are a lot of things in this world that, when combined, make a perfect pair. Peanut butter and jelly, for instance. Cheese and crackers. Cereal and milk. Chips and salsa – or, alternatively, chips and guacamole. But some pairings are not so obvious… like Batman and Walt Whitman. I decided to explore this unusualContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #2: Poetry and The Dark Knight”

Worth 1000 Words #1: Frolicking

In the spring/summer of 2011, I spent two months traversing England with a group of about 20 other students and a rotating cast of four professors. I had my inhibitions about going at first – I had only just finished a rough first year of college, wasn’t sure I would be able to make friendsContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #1: Frolicking”

Breaking Down

Whilst digging through some old flash-drives, I found one of my old creative writing pieces from the first semester of my final year of college, in 2012. Just thought I’d share it because the memory made me laugh. For reference, I’m now 24, and I was 20 when this was written.  _______ Some mornings I wakeContinue reading “Breaking Down”

The Fandom Phenomenon

On Thursday, March 24th 2016, I attended my local cinema’s 7:30 PM IMAX 3D premiere of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The early negative reviews did not deter me from seeing the Caped Crusader (Batfleck edition) take on the Man of Steel. I’d eagerly pre-ordered my tickets over a month in advance and hadContinue reading “The Fandom Phenomenon”

Odes for Short Attention Spans

Though I am not a musically-inclined person, as I possess a voice that sounds like a wailing rhinoceros, I am a big fan of music in general. However, I also have the attention span of a hyperactive dog. A hyperactive chihuahua, specifically. Thus, it is very rare for me to listen to one album inContinue reading “Odes for Short Attention Spans”

All It Takes

Winter used to be my favorite season. When I was younger, I loved snow, hot chocolate, Christmas specials on TV, getting all bundled up to go out and play, having days off of school… everything about winter, I enjoyed. But winter, I’ve discovered, is more of a child’s season. Because when you become an adult,Continue reading “All It Takes”