Writing short stories, articles, poems, and anything in between. Thanks for reading!
Knitting to Calm Anxiety
At the beginning of quarantine, I happened upon the trend that was the Harry Styles cardigan. People posted TikToks, Instagram photos, and YouTube tutorials showing their version of the now-iconic knit sweater.
This is our world. Where your mistakes are counted, your love is forbidden, and you are constantly paying a price to live. There was a time when this wasn’t the case, though it was so long ago I can barely remember it. I can no longer speak freely, but what does it even mean to speak freely? Even if I could speak freely, what would I have to say? I don’t have my own ideas or values...I know I’m thinking as part of the collective, but how could I not? I have gotten comfortable–well, maybe not comfortable–but I guess, used to this world. I don’t know any other way to live.
Three and Three
It was a warm breezy day four years ago on Cape May. My grandparents had just left, gifting me and my sisters with a dolphin and whale tour at their departure. I had always been interested in photography and wildlife, my role model growing up was Jane Goodall, so I was very excited for the day.
In Silent Harmony
I ponder over Summer’s brightest day While sitting here on soft but stony sands Feverishly writing words I can’t say And hoping that someday somewhere, it lands.
The bitter air in salty wounded eyes I’m longing for you on this sweaty night; But our past has not yet found it’s reprise,
Throwing Away Paper Towels For Good
The Problem “Americans use around 13 billion pounds of paper towels each year.” This number kept ringing in my ear for days after my friend first mentioned it.
Good 4 U, Olivia Rodrigo
If you haven’t heard yet, the upcoming pop singer from HSMTMTS, Olivia Rodrigo, has released her new single and video for “Good 4 U.” In the past few months, she has released other top songs including the record-breaking debut single, “Driver’s License” along with “Deja Vu.” This is the third single off of her debut album. Many fans have already begun to compare this song to the vocals of Paramore’s Hayley Williams and as I am writing, the song hits number 3 on the iTunes Pop Charts...I imagine it will only go up from there. If you haven’t yet seen it, take a look at the video linked below:
Your Little Mosaic
You are in the way I brush my teeth, Brushing from left to right. You are in the way I finish my plate, Never to waste a single bite.