Top 5 Female Characters That Inspired Me Growing Up When we were children we always had somebody to look up. In the real world, we had our mothers and fathers, our grandparents, our siblings and what not. Oftentimes they were people who didn't actually exist. They were brave heroes, daring adventurers, confident jokesters, cool warriors,... Continue Reading →

"The Jacket" A Short Story I didn't think much of it at first. It was only a jacket. An old, ugly leather jacket with an asymmetrical zipper and flat wool lining around the cuffs. The material along the collar was cracked and peeling. The warm hazelnut color had darkened with age to a filthy grey-ish... Continue Reading →

10 Things from Film and Television that Terrified Me as a Kid  There have been times in each of our lives when we saw something in a film or TV show that scared the ever-living hell of out us. Maybe we saw a horror movie we thought we could handle, or perhaps there were certain... Continue Reading →

Random Ramblings- What's Next? I had my entire future planned out when I was a kid. I expected to stay in my small hometown forever, living in a small comfy house just a few blocks away from my grandparents and surrounded by people whose faces had become as familiar to me as the back of... Continue Reading →

  Friendly Reunion: My Week in Portland, Oregon A year ago I gave up the chance to travel to Arezzo, Italy. It had been a part of the big college plan: work my butt off as an intern during the breaks after freshman and sophomore year, then take a once in a lifetime journey abroad before... Continue Reading →

  R-Rated Films and Parental Responsibility: My 2 Cents In the summer of 2009, my mom and I went to go see Orphan, a horror film about a couple who adopt a seemingly innocent, yet obviously disturbed little girl. I was fourteen at the time, and it was one of the first rated R movies I... Continue Reading →

  Random Ramblings: I Since we're inching towards the start of a new year, I feel it's best that I make a confession- well, something that's less of a New Year's resolution and more of a New Year's self-reflection. Despite the positive and go-lucky front that I've built up, I have to admit that these past... Continue Reading →

  It's Winter Break for Goodness Sake! Getting through a fall semester of college is like trudging through a deep lake of molasses. It's a mentally and emotionally exhausting process to get through. I'm not entirely sure why this is- I've asked other people who feel the same way, but even they don't have an answer-... Continue Reading →

  Why I Write When I was six years old, I wanted to be a vet. I absolutely loved animals, and I often buried my nose in zoology magazines in order to learn more about them. I was saddened and disturbed at the notion of people hurting and abandoning them. So when I was a child... Continue Reading →

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