Hello! I'm Derek, a writer based in Portland, OR. Author of short stories, poetry, and blog posts about the things that interest me. Be kind to yourself and others, always.
Take a Leap
Eric waited outside a restaurant with the cold Portland air cutting against his face. The big bright letters above the building, which spelled out the restaurant’s name, were slightly blinding to him. He swayed side to side, hugging his arms close to his body, clenching his jaw, anticipating his date would arrive any second. Frustration grew on his face as he felt his pants sag.
MCU's Loki: 5 Fan Theories That Might Come True
Since the series' announcement in 2018, Loki continues to be a highly anticipated and fan theorized show. Which makes sense considering that, despite his villainous acts, he's one of the most loved characters in the MCU.
Music to Zen Out and Focus
Music is the only thing that seems to calm my otherwise busy mind. Since before I can remember, I've used music as a way to escape reality and find peace in the moment.
When no one is around, I'm looking at you; your eyes, so deep. A fool like me would go swimming with sharks hidden beneath the surface,
My 8 Favorite Tracks from 'Folklore' and 'Evermore'
It's been almost four months since Taylor Swift released Evermore, so I understand that this may seem completely irrelevant. And maybe it is. But is Taylor Swift ever irrelevant? No? I didn't think so.
In the morning, the sun kissed my neck
In the morning, the sun kissed my neck and caressed my soft edges and covered my body in warm light and told me all would be just fine.
The Scary Reality of Dietary Supplements
We've all had a rough night's sleep; whether it's related to jet lag, poor choices, or our own biological dispositions – we've been there. And in many cases we've turned to a supplement in order to help our weary mind get the sleep it deserves. For example, melatonin supplements are popular sleep aids. This is probably due to the fact that most people know the importance of melatonin's role in our sleep-wake cycles – but did you know that the concentration of melatonin in a supplement can vary as widely as 83 % less to 478 % more than what is stated on the label?
Yellow sun peaks his head over the mountains birds singing in the early morning car rides to Ellie's house sleepy eyes get heavier until I arrive Patchy dry grass cool light blue sky hot air swirling around innocent laughter rings throughout the peaceful neighborhood enjoys our show Dark brown locks flowing in the air running around her house grinning silly smiles passing the day by until I leave — I miss the simple summers spent with my friend.