Observations On a Late Night Drive

-Being inside your car is like being in your own separate world. It's a small, temporary, transitional space. It's even more intimate that someone's home. In a car you go to work, school, date nights, and home. You use it to escape, to come back, to leave and to return. It is how we get … Continue reading Observations On a Late Night Drive

Finals Week

*to the tune of Jingle-Bells*   Headed out to school I'm already real late. Then I take a look outside- it's snowing- that's just great. My car's covered in ice. The road hasn't be plowed. I'm tired, I'm stressed, it's finals week- and I should be in class now.   Oh, Finals week, finals week- … Continue reading Finals Week

The Traveling Ghost

Writing Challenge: Oct 2, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: Write about a ghost who travels the universe. When I died I was given a choice: I could pass through the veil to the afterlife, or I could remain in this plain of existence as a ghost. I choose the latter. The scientist in me wanted to know … Continue reading The Traveling Ghost

Taste of Blue

Writing Challenge: August 29, 2018 Prompt: What does blue taste like? Blue tastes sweet- artificially so. A color not occurring naturally in any food humans eat (not even in blueberries which are actually purple). Our attempts to dye our foods this color has caused up to become heavy-handed with the sugars. The color of the … Continue reading Taste of Blue


Writing Challenge: Aug 20, 2018 Prompt: What animal would be adorable if shrunk down to the size of a cat? For this I have only one response: Elephants. Sure, pretty much any large animal would be adorable scaled down, but elephants are already intelligent and adorable at their full, huge size. Can you image having … Continue reading Adorable

Dyed Green

Writing Challenge: August 16, 2018 Prompt: Choose a random color. Spend the next 2 minutes looking around for anything that color and write a list. Use that list to write a poem. Color: Green List: couch, stained chairs, carpets, patterns in a paint by number, tea box, basket holding coffee, my shirt, flag, posters, coffee … Continue reading Dyed Green


Writing Challenge: August 9, 2018 Prompt: "She hated everything about him."   She hated his attitude. It wasn’t that he was mean or disrespectful. No, he was just childish- he thought everything was a joke. She hated his clothes. Always a t-shirt and jeans to everything. Birthdays, parties, dinner- it didn’t matter. That was his … Continue reading Everything


Writing Challenge: July 28, 2018 Prompt: What do you love the sound of?   Rain falling, and hitting the roof, the ground, and the windows. Wind blowing through trees, grass, and windchimes. Fire crackling and flickering in open air or a grated fireplace. Glass tinkling when filled with ice, and ringing when hit in cheer. … Continue reading Sounds


Writing Challenge: July 24, 2018 Prompt: What is the last picture you took? Why did you take it? Every weekend, I go out hiking in the canyons, or exploring shops downtown. Usually, I take a whole slew of pictures to keep personally or post to Instagram, but the last picture I took isn’t from these … Continue reading Picture

Volcanic Sacrifice

Writing Challenge: July 16, 2018 Prompt: You were thrown into a volcano as a virgin sacrifice. They never expected you to climb back out again.   It was supposed to be an honor to my family- an acknowledgement of my value. I didn’t volunteer. I wasn’t asked. The village elders assumed I would be willing. … Continue reading Volcanic Sacrifice