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The Craft of Writing
Every day I am to write 500 words to improve this craft called writing. The power is out, and the room is beginning to heat up.
A Criminal Heart
My step-uncle was a criminal, but I grew to love him greatly. And then, he disappointed me greatly, breaking my teenage heart - stomping on it with his combat boots and grinding it under the toe like a finished cigarette.
My Personal Superman
I don't enjoy the cold; instead, I avoid it. Not a snow bunny with cute pink snow pants and a fluffy white jacket with matching earmuffs on the hills or in the chalet drinking hot chocolate. I avoid the cold as much as humanly possible. And now, with everything delivered, I practically hibernate.
Documentary Review: Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill
Lost Angel The Genius of Judee Sill Directed by Andy Brown and Brian Lindstrom Written by Documentary Starring Judy Sill, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt.
Cheesecake Photography: What can we learn from the origins of the Pin-Up?
Bob Guccione’s first foray into the business of erotic entertainment was not the publication of the first issue of British Penthouse in March 1965. Before he was a maverick and titan of publishing, Bob was “Robert Gucci,” a purveyor of cheesecake photos to customers around the world. His market included prisoners, government officials, and everyone in between.
Lucky Number 13
It’s all Gerard’s fault. He planted the seed: About a year ago, he sent us a picture of himself after having completed the 1998 Dublin Marathon. I sent a text message to Victoria saying that “we should keep this event in mind for some day”. Almost immediately, she replied with “How about next year?”
James Bartholomew Hook stood at the helm, watching as the ship grew larger on the horizon. His first mate stood at his side, squinting through the spyglass.
Last night, in a high canyon, I watched the sun set. This mouth of the earth opened wide, jaws distended, As though it wished to swallow the sky’s amber hues whole.
How to Be Tilt Proof
Anyone who plays online games has felt it at some point or another. If you are a League of Legends player, you already know what I’m talking about. You’re fifteen minutes into a game, and the enemy team is steamrolling you. Each lane is losing, you have no vision control of the map, and you are presently being ganked by four of the enemy players. The other? That one is your lane opponent. You can’t help it. Things aren’t going your way this game, and you begin to lose hope. Your focus wanes, and your performance and decision-making ability take a nosedive. You are “tilted”.
The Fly, The Dragon And The Unstoppable Magic Of Love
“What I’d give to be a fly on that wall, to be an unnoticed observer of a particular situation.” If I had a pile of dung for every time, I’ve heard that, I’d be a happy fly. Wanting to know the ins and outs of someone else’s private life, seems to be the wishes of many- but let me tell you- being an actual fly on some of these walls is not for the faint of heart.
To Whom it may Concern
You there. Yes. You. Stop. Come here. Are you okay? Are you okay? Did you have a good day? Was it nice? You are strong for getting through the day.
Thank You For Your Heroism
You look at him now He may seem frail and weak Sitting there is his chair Wrinkled skin and thin cheeks His hands may be scarred
Becoming a Stone Skipper
Ringlets formed and reflected one after the other as the sunlight beamed across the lake on my grandparent’s property. My grandfather had just cast his first stone. We both watched intensely as the smooth flat granite moved across the water lightly touching down before it bounced to another surface and formed more mirrored rings. The autumn leaves covered much of the water and rocks. Even though it was only just after six in the evening the sun was already setting, as November was bringing its shorter days. The brisk air spoke of change, and light caressed each rock that skipped to a final landing.
Falling fast into the claws and Ravenous jaws of the looming, Ever-present machine feels all but inevitable. Each of our steps is a backslide
Fuck It; I'll Do It Myself
Inés Ramírez Pérez It was just after midnight on 5 March 2000 in Rio Talea, a secluded mountain community in southern Mexico. A mother would make history in a one-room cabin with a dirt floor.
I'm A Writer Of Make Believe
I write for the release - the flow gives to me, now I want to stir something in you. Vast emotions created, as you delve in to see,
What does the future hold for NFT marketplaces
What is an NFT? NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a form of digital asset. Like cryptocurrencies, the ownership of these assets is recorded on a blockchain, a digital ledger of transactions documented through a network of computers unified through a network of peers.
A Sort Of Problem
Introduction I recently wrote a piece setting myself a task to create a fiction that was entirely positive. I wasn’t sure I could do it, but I did, and the story I am talking about is at the end of this one. So what is my problem?
It starts off gracefully as a single entity, ready to transcend and accommodate eternity. A barren canvas of endless potential, ready to be shaped and become essential.
A Robot's Lost City
I have always been incredibly fascinated with the fact that Studio Ghibli films have a specific sense of nostalgia. I want to believe this is a sentiment for everyone who enjoys Ghibli films because, for me, they represent both a gleeful childhood and a vessel that allows us to find magical and meaningful moments as we grow older.