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Save Your Last Breath
"Breathe. I need to breathe." Listen, and use your imagination. The oxygen levels were depleting fast. Pollution made way for every manner of sickness—but the government leaders never expected the very earth to turn against them. Plants and trees withered away to nothing, and the soil was parched in every corner of the globe. Even the rain forests, the last sanctuaries, became deserts over time.
The Muse & Music Videos
When I'm stuck in writer's block purgatory, I turn to music—and, of course, music videos by extension. I love the way scenes and lyrics mesh in such a way in my brain that new story ideas float to the surface for me to peruse.
Under Your Spotlight
the end of the line draws near as I spin through revels of disaster all locked inside my tilted head. * poetry was never leaving your side
Bridging the Distance
Easy—that's how it felt to be with you, Simple—that's the way it was always meant to be. Your laugh—it washed over me in softly tuned tides.
Take a Breath: A Playlist
Ever just feel like stopping and taking a deep breath? This world's all kinds of crazy, and we often get so lost in ourselves and our worries that we lose sight of the present moment. It's so easy to miss out on right now when you're thinking of tomorrow, next week, the months and years ahead.
Bow Down to Your New Feline Overlords
It happened sometime right before the third World War. While the humans were distracted by their mishaps like climate change and cancel culture, we rose up in the shadows, one pawprint at a time.
It’s only the fourth day of the government-induced lockdown, and I think I am already beginning to hate him. He catches me staring at him as he looks up from his work laptop. I don’t lower my eyes like I might usually do. Instead, my gaze furrows into a glare. Then I look away before I can register if he’s amused or pissed off.
Say Goodbye to Happy Endings
“Mrs. D’Angelo, I understand this is a difficult decision, but we need to know soon—” “I just found out my husband is dying. Can you give me more than a minute?”