Ever read something that resonated with you so much that you wish you could erase the whole thing from your mind so you can experience it for the first time again? That's how I feel about the webcomic Edith by SwanGarden. Maybe I just found it at the right time of my life to relate … Continue reading Edith: The Coming of Age WebToon for your mid-20s
Part 5: The King and Queen visited the forest cottage in secret whenever they could, bearing gifts and news of their little sister; a little girl named Felicie, they never met. “If she knows about you, the curse may come to pass. We cannot risk that. We cannot risk any of our children getting hurt.” … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 brothers re-telling Part 5
Part 4 “I cannot undo the curse.” Odine looked at her daughter with eyes full of tears. “I wish I could, for you- and the boys, the baby. But Raol, his magic is too strong.” “So there’s nothing you can do? Nothing we can do?” Queen Maya shrunk into her armchair, clutching her belly. “Do … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 4
Can you capture a person in a handful of stories? Summarize a life in a few anecdotes? If our experiences are the threads that weave our lives, and tell tales turns back wheel of time, Do we continue to exist when the yarn is spun?
I remember my past like scenes in a movie. As if it all happened to someone else, in a different reality, separate from the one I currently reside in. I say "I" and "me" when recounting the sordid tales, but feels like a lie. Despite all evidence and witnesses that confirm their truth, I cannot … Continue reading What’s In the Past
The dark, twisted man before her was not the boy she had once loved. Maya remembered the spring she turned sixteen, when she had met the Captain of the guard’s son. Unlike his strong, knightly father, Raol was sickly and confined to more scholarly pursuits. She watched him study in the castle library, pouring over … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 3
In many ways, writing still feels like a need that's intrinsic to my nature. But, external forces have been removed. Writing is no longer a forced activity rubrics and due dates, but a chosen form of expression.
Part 2 The castle was in an uproar preparing for the crowning ceremony for the eldest prince. After years of putting off this important occasion, the eldest Prince Johannes finally agreed to take his rightful place as the official heir of the Rabenreich. “I hate all this pomp and circumstance.” Johannes complained to his mother … Continue reading The Curse of 13: a 12 princes retelling part 2
In a quiet little town-close enough to the coast to look for seaglass in summer. Is a cozy little house-close enough to the woods to watch the leaves change in fall. With a few good neighbors-close enough to share baked goods and gossip in winter. Who sit around a fire-close enough to imagine the warmth … Continue reading A Close Life
We need Quiet Time. As a society, we hate silence. We play music in the background of coffee shops and grocery stores. We fill "awkward silences" with small talk and mindless chatter. We even go so far as to say that quiet people "have no personality", or regard them with suspicion because "it's always the … Continue reading Silence Is the Gift of Being: Learning to Love the Quiet