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Real People

I had a thought, Maybe, That now this is over And I remember your real name Instead of the one I gave you, We could meet somewhere. Anywhere, dirt and all from that First night, For the last time, I swear, For a last look and a last kiss and A last everything And IContinue reading “Real People”

Your Hurricane

I am unstoppable And I carry some Reckless power. I think you knew You were not ready. You saw water And were so thirsty, That when you realized I wreck Instead of wash, You ignored it because Your quench ruled over your Caution. I have destroyed  And my winds have Whispered unspeakable words Words thatContinue reading “Your Hurricane”

What we will find as women

Do not go gentle. Rage Because their words had forked lightning. “Good men” Crying,  Frail deeds danced in a green bay. The light Grieved good night. Blind eyes blaze the dying. Bless me now, I pray. Do not go gentle. Rage against the dying of the light.

American Dream

my mother speaks in broken englishcarrying the broken pieces of her family back home on each flight she took to americaeach stamp on her passport back and forthfrom the home she left to the home she made  my father speaks in broken englishmending the broken piecesthat his parents left behind when they moved each transaction from hisContinue reading “American Dream”

Book Review of The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemisin pulls no punches in the conclusion of her epic trilogy, set in a world where every couple of centuries, a natural disaster spontaneously plunges civilization into a post-apocalyptic nightmare. The questions that readers have been puzzling over for hundreds of pages are finally answered in The Stone Sky as Jemisin interrogates oppression, motherhood,Continue reading “Book Review of The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin”

Words Are Mirrors

Words are often mirrors.  Rewinding even as far as nine years ago, I read things that reflected facets of myself. That’s not to say that I only read the genre or the same kind of plot. Most of the books I picked up had one thing in common: I knew the character because they wereContinue reading “Words Are Mirrors”

Language Changes. Its Meaning Shouldn’t.

As far as quotes from Enlightenment philosophy go, common-place grammatical stylistic conventions would have concluded that masculine personal possessive pronouns really referred t

Our Escape from Time

Fictional stories are an escape from our everyday lives. Many people dream of living in another place or in the past, which we can only achieve through reading books. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres because it plunges you into a new and unknown world where you are able to experience life throughContinue reading “Our Escape from Time”

The Art of Poetry

Written by Anam Siddiqi Poetry is a favorite writing form for many, and for several reasons. Some enjoy the various usage of poetic devices, others the pleasing layout. But the common theme is the expression of feelings in a unique and beautiful way. It allows your heart and soul to speak, without uttering a word.Continue reading “The Art of Poetry”

Five Must-Read Books

In the winter months, when it’s cold outside, there’s nothing I like to do more than curl up inside with a good book. Reading is perfect for literally any occasion — for instance, when I’m sad, I’ll read something light to cheer me up and when I’m in the mood for something exciting, I’ll pickContinue reading “Five Must-Read Books”

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s day is not the only time you can show your friends or family that you care for them, however, it is a great chance to do so! It can be difficult to verbalize or share your emotions without feeling uncomfortable but it is important to show your loved ones that you appreciate them. AContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Gifts”

Writing the Perfect Birthday Card: Dos and Dont’s

It’s your best friend’s birthday soon, and you know what that means: you need to write them a birthday card. Some people are naturals at writing cards while others aren’t as great at turning their appreciation for their friend into written words. If you are part of the latter group, don’t worry! Today we willContinue reading “Writing the Perfect Birthday Card: Dos and Dont’s”

Newsworthiness in Journalism

When considering the options in styles of a written piece, there are plenty to choose from; poetry, short stories, biographies, screenplays, informational texts, etc. But the one I’m most familiar with is journalistic writing. Journalistic writing is a type of writing that helps report news stories. It is the kind of writing that makes yourContinue reading “Newsworthiness in Journalism”

Three-Story Thesis Time!

Throughout my academic career, the one thing I’ve always struggled on writing, until recently, was a thesis. Personally, I never learned how to write one until my freshman year in high school, each teacher seemed to push it off to the next year. Before that, my essays were messy. There wasn’t a singular point thatContinue reading “Three-Story Thesis Time!”

Writing Children’s Fiction

So you want to write children’s fiction! But it’s way out of your comfort zone and you don’t know how to start… the shorter lengths are overwhelming… what do you do? Don’t worry, my friend. I have some tips that will hopefully help you get started on this exciting adventure.  Themes and morals A classicContinue reading “Writing Children’s Fiction”

How to Brainstorm

By Elina Mohan The hero is faced with a huge—potentially insurmountable—challenge. A random event or object sparks their creativity, and suddenly they devise a brilliant solution to save the day. Wouldn’t it be amazing if ideas struck us like this too? However, this is highly unrealistic.In order to write a creative piece, it is importantContinue reading “How to Brainstorm”

Take a Minute to Reflect

If you weren’t aware, we’re living through a global pandemic. It’s definitely been a rough time adjusting to our new normal, but we are also in a unique position. It’s on us– every single person– to remember what happened this year. I am a bit of an optimist (I practically live in the silver lining),Continue reading “Take a Minute to Reflect”

Banned Books: Is the Harry Potter book series encouraging Witchcraft?

Books are essential to life. Many people may scoff at this idea, but books teach lessons, inspire, and provide an escape from reality. Most of us have read a book in our lifetime and absolutely loved it. So why are some of these books being banned and removed from education systems?  Well, I’ll tell you.Continue reading “Banned Books: Is the Harry Potter book series encouraging Witchcraft?”

How to Find Your Strengths (and Write About Them)

In a world where we constantly compare ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards and uncommon success stories, many of us have become our worst critics. We constantly push ourselves to do better and work harder. Nothing we do will ever bring us 100% satisfaction, because there’s always someone out there who can and will do itContinue reading “How to Find Your Strengths (and Write About Them)”

Three Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

While it’s the content of your writing that’s the most important, your grammar has the power to make or break your writing. Good grammar validates your credibility and makes your writing seem professional, while writing riddled with grammar mistakes gives off the impression that you’re careless and unserious about your writing. Unfortunately, it’s no secretContinue reading “Three Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid”

Diversity in Literature

Being a bisexual, female, person-of-color in the 21st century, the one thing I crave when reading books is diversity. In fact, there’s a pattern in all my favorite books: they include characters from various backgrounds that aren’t there just for namesake. You could say they add their own distinct flavor to the broth of theContinue reading “Diversity in Literature”

Who Are We Talking To?

All fields of study are codependent on each other. Without math there would be no science; without English, there would be no history. But, the basis of every subject is writing. Around for more than 5,500 years, writing has allowed societies to civilize further, recording history and facilitating basic calculations.  In our lives today, weContinue reading “Who Are We Talking To?”

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