Phoenix Bednar

Phoenix Bednar

I write to give a voice to the silent. I write to protest against issues in the world. I want to have the world come together and put aside their differences. As a way to get people to listen to my words. I write to feel free to speak mind.

  • Phoenix Bednar
    Published 2 months ago
    Dream Arrow

    Dream Arrow

    Three men walked into a plane each had a suitcase and wore suits with a fedora. The first man had a black fedora, the second man had a grey suit and the third had a white suit and red fedora. They took a seat in the same row and opened up a book called The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. The year is 2017 and a flight from New York City was going to Washington D.C. Charles Vargas, a man in his mid-thirties, has just sat down four rows behind of the three men. Charles has brown eyes, with matching hair and suit with a black tie. He was uneasy because he has had dreams of him in a plane crash. "Folks, please be sure to fasten your seat belts as we begin our flight to Washington D.C.," said the stewardess. Charlie fastens his seatbelt real tight. He begins to nod off and soon he was asleep. That's when the dream started.
  • Phoenix Bednar
    Published 2 months ago
    H.P. Lovecraft: Through life, problematic views, and influential impacts

    H.P. Lovecraft: Through life, problematic views, and influential impacts

    One of the most celebrated American writers was also racist, xenophobic, had social anxiety, and wrote stories related to a genre of horror later becoming Lovecraftian horror. Howard Philips Lovecraft is an author that was ahead of his time in literature. Throughout his life, H.P. Lovecraft was very quiet and spent most of his time indoors. He did not like to interact with other people because he did not understand the reason or structure of playing with other children. If there were a game where there was no plot to it, Lovecraft would not play with the other boys. In The Guardian: "I am essentially a recluse who will have very little to do with people wherever he may be. I think that most people only make me nervous - that only by accident, and in extremely small quantities, would I ever be likely to come across people who would not" (Cain 2). His parents were very mentally troubled; they both had to be committed to a mental hospital at different times in their lives, where they both eventually died. The most surprising fact about H.P. Lovecraft is that he was racist and used his writing to voice his opinions. In one of his stories, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Lovecraft, his racist views into the novella. In the book, Innsmouthers presented as if people and fishes crossbred with each other to make irregular children. The humans are always judging the Innsmouthers for their eyes and physical features. Lovecraft's stories/themes have inspired many movies, TV shows, video games, and books. Last year, a video game called The Sinking City was one example inspired by The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Call of Cthulhu. Unfortunately, a big struggle with Lovecraft's stories is that people have a hard time modernizing his stories. Lovecraft was known to have an extensive vocabulary and used subjective adjectives to describe a specific person, setting, or item. This style of writing is very poetic, but also confusing and can leave the reader wondering why the story is so detailed and hard to grasp. Lovecraft is known for being a cult writer in modern literature, and a very well recognized horror writer celebrated for his work.
  • Phoenix Bednar
    Published 2 months ago
    The Unlovable Ones

    The Unlovable Ones

    We walk the Earth
  • Phoenix Bednar
    Published 2 months ago
    Away

    Away

    Sitting on a chair in a room
  • Phoenix Bednar
    Published 6 months ago
    The Investigation of Mateo Blake

    The Investigation of Mateo Blake

    The fog was left behind from winter even though it should’ve been spring right now. It’s been raining, and yet the first day of spring was yesterday. The rain was still pouring from two days ago, and everyone’s face was always the same gloom. The downside to cloudiness is that it’s harder to wake up to. I looked sleepy at my alarm, and it said 7:35 am.