a/n: the road to loving oneself is not an easy one- at least for most of us. In this poem I wanted to try and capture the emotions present in my own ongoing, rocky journey to self-acceptance. I wanted to imagine what that destination would look like & the courage it would take to get there.
The Keeper of the Veil
a/n: I thought it only appropriate for my second night owl challenge entry to connect to the first in some way. That being said, I still wanted it to be able to stand on its own. So, while this story acts as an extended prequel of sorts to the much shorter The Places No One Comes Back From , and it might be fun to read both- in any order- for a little added perspective, it's absolutely not necessary. Enjoy :)
You Can Have Everything You Want
Louis Mercurio the V always got his way. Most of the time, people readily gave him whatever he wanted. There was a song on the radio that said ‘you can’t always get what you want’ on repeat lately that people seemed to love, but that wasn’t the truth as far as Louis could see. If something existed that he didn’t have and wanted, all he needed to do to obtain it was leave a note for his parents or for Anna, the maid. Later that day or night, he’d have the coveted item in his possession, and he’d add it to the treasure trove of valuables and belongings that lined the mahogany shelves in his room.
Something In The Water
Julius almost missed the turnoff. The dirt road was obscured by pines and marked by a bent pole that looked like it used to have a street sign affixed to it. Used to being the operative phrase. To call it a road would be charitable; it was more like a glorified path, littered with loose rock and only a car’s breadth wide, so that if someone were coming in the other direction, one of the drivers would have no choice but to pull over.
The 13 Nights Of Halloween
Are you always disappointed when Halloween is over? Do you spend all October partying in your local graveyard only to feel like you have to pack up all the bones and spiderwebs by November 1st or else you’ll end up being a weirdo like me? NEVER FEAR, because I have news for you!
Upload It To The Cloud
Let me start by saying I don’t have any pets. I’m a selfish mofo who can barely handle taking care of myself. My office pet is technically my sister’s office pet who I steal time with being that my sister & I work in the same office ‘space’ (our rented home).
Harry Potter And The Trophy Of Fantasy Fandom
Okay, listen. I tried to think of a different series for this challenge, I really did. I’ve read plenty of amazing fantasy, so the choices were endless. HoWeVeR, when it comes to not only my favorite fantasy story but my favorite fantasy world, the one that has subjectively impacted and touched me the most, as well as the one I feel is objectively the most influential… well, I had to go with a more popular answer: Harry Potter.
A Day in the Life of a Salty Sorcerer
Sure, everyone needs doctors, and scientists and teachers, but what you rarely hear about these days is the stunning lack of sarcastic, semi-threatening home decor. It is this keen, neglected need that I have been called upon to fill in life.