I'm not trying to bring back the love we lost; I am not naive to think things are fine. We both lost it, like the savage toss of the ocean waves . . . it washed to the shore, steadily, violently, crushing as it hit the end of its line. I'm not trying to bring... Continue Reading →
Should We Be Friends with Our Ex?
Ah, the never-ending debate about whether or not you should be friends with your ex. Some people believe that it is a mature thing to remain friends after a break-up, an actual sign that you have moved on. At the same time, most people think that it is not healthy, that an ex should be... Continue Reading →
If You See Your Ex With Someone Else
If you see your ex with someone else, then, be happy for them. Your ex did what an ex was supposed to do, which was to find happiness again. Did you expect your ex to always occasionally tell you that they miss you and they'd like to try again with you? Did you expect your... Continue Reading →
An Ode to the Sleeping Scripturient
You froze the times we’d love to share; you brought back the times we couldn’t freeze. We danced in your prose, and we sang through your poetry. We were immortal in your works, both you and I. Your tears watered the seeds of creation; your cries set the fires of imagination ablaze. Your sighs and... Continue Reading →
What’s In a Name?
Names are very powerful. Aside from identifying something, in every belief and folklore, names carry magical and sorcerous properties, which gives the person whose knowledge of someone’s or something’s true name power over the entity. My blog has had three names since I started blogging in 2009. Each name represents something significant in my life,... Continue Reading →
It had been an hour, and there wasn’t any sign of him yet. I was beginning to think that he would stand me up, like what happened in Tennessee last time. We agreed to meet a second time over another cup of coffee, and he did not show up. He texted an hour after our... Continue Reading →
Call Me Maybe
Describe your relationship with your phone. Is it your lifeline, a buzzing nuisance, or something in between? Today, almost everyone has a phone, even kids below ten years old. We seldom meet people who does not own a phone, whether or not it is a smartphone. Everyone carries one around for certain purposes—personal, business, work,... Continue Reading →
The Writing Room
A genie has granted your wish to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What’s it like? My ideal room for reading and writing would be a forty-one square meter attic converted to a small library. Facing north is a small round window, where enough amount of sun- and moonlight seeps through and allows... Continue Reading →
Think Global, Act Local
Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one. According to the United Nations, a global issue is “any social, economic, political or environmental problem that affects the global community, possibly in a catastrophic way.” And as of 2015, the UN has listed the issues that it deems pressing (you can check it... Continue Reading →
Invent a definition for the word "flangiprop," then, use the word in a post.