An english major that loves a good story, and loves writing one even more.
I walked quietly past a man in overalls and a girl dressed in a more elegant gown than mine; they paid no mind to me as they spit over the vessel's side. The man's saliva was thrown into the ocean, while I imagined the woman's half attempt to follow dribbling down the "T" painted on the ship. I hoped one day, I would be as carefree as they were.
It’s so easy to get caught up in your surroundings during the fall living on the west coast. The air continuously smells of coffee and aroma spices that add to the ambiance of the leaves and changing colors. Every experience in Ashland, Oregon during this time feels romanticized based on your surroundings as the sun sets and rises on endless fields and mountains around our humble communities.
I had been on the beautiful island of Oahu almost 2 months and had stood up on a surfboard maybe a handful of times. I had assumed after watching Lilo and Stitch that I'd be a natural, but it was just like everything else in life. Practice was the only way to perfect.
The Elite Ending
M: “It isn’t the end of the world” used to be a saying..wasn’t it? I send in a private chat to the only friend I know in the compound, and the only person who has just as much as to lose if the administrators found out what I had been so careful to hide during the two week quarantine to make sure everyone was healthy, despite the intrusive tests they had conducted in our arrival. We had all passed initial health checks before someone was rumored to have a cough, confining us all to our upscale rooms with a chatroom our only way of communication.
I'll be seeing you
The Vineyard had closed for the weekend, and after transferring the newly fermented wine into barrels and testing pH levels for the day, I was ready for a glass. Though I’d never tell the owner of Pizzello Vineyards, founded in Portland, that I preferred the 2017 Merlot “Meet Cute” made with the sweetest plums and a hint of chocolate from California, I quickly went home to grab two bottles.