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

5 Books Every Kid Should Read

Writing Challenge: April 24, 2018 Prompt: What are 5 books every kid should read?   1- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee There is a reason that this book used to be taught in every American School. This book directly addresses issues of prejudice and racism in beautiful, yet heartbreaking ways. Written from the … Continue reading 5 Books Every Kid Should Read

Focus

Writing Challenge: March 16, 2018 Prompt: How do you focus? I struggle to sit down and do homework. It’s boring, unpleasant, and has the added factor of being required. Once upon a time, I was proactive when it came to homework and studying, but as school dragged on and on and on…. My proactivity died, … Continue reading Focus

Compliment

Writing Challenge: March 6, 2018 Prompt: Write about the best compliment you have ever received. Last semester my medieval literature professor told me that my project proposal and research outline were “graduate level work”. I had never been so pleased. Unlike compliments about my looks or clothing- this comment wasn’t superficial. Unlike compliments about being … Continue reading Compliment

Education

Writing Challenge: Feb 21, 2018 Prompt: how important do you think education is? My Grandpa has a saying: “The root of all evil isn’t money; it’s intolerance”. I am inclined to believe him, for it is intolerance that breeds fear, apathy, and hatred, but I take Grandpa’s philosophy further. The root of all evil is … Continue reading Education

Midterms and RWBY

Hi Everyone! I know my postings have become sparse of late. I've fallen sadly behind in my writing challenges and have been skipping out on posting on my blog. Sorry! I'm not going to lie to you, Midterms have been crazy this year. I recently changed majors and the homework load near midterms had dramatically … Continue reading Midterms and RWBY

Finals Week: a poem

*Inspired by a walk through campus during finals week.*   Finals Week: A Poem   The smell of coffee and desperation is in the air. All along hallways students frantically thumb through textbooks, Mutter over notebooks, And curse over flashcards. Students pass-out on the floor, Backpacks used as pillows and jackets as blankets. I walk … Continue reading Finals Week: a poem

Studying

Writing Challenge: Dec 2, 2017 Prompt: Write about how it feels when you can't focus   Below is a description of my attempts to study for finals. Maybe it’s not that I Can’t focus, it’s more that I don’t want to focus. I have so many other things I’d rather be doing than studying. I … Continue reading Studying

Coffee: The Student’s Boon

Writing Challenge: Dec 5, 2017 Prompt: What do you do when you need a pick-me-up? Nothing picks up the tired college student better than a hot cup of fancy coffee. We aren’t talking about your average, cheap, cup of joe from the nearest fast-food dive. No, I mean treating yourself by spending a whole extra … Continue reading Coffee: The Student’s Boon

Learning to Read

Writing Challenge: Nov 7, 2017 Prompt: Write about doing something effortlessly I don’t remember struggling when I was learning how to read. In fact, I don’t remember learning at all. It’s as if it’s something I’ve always known how to do- something I absorbed through osmosis. I don’t remember having to employ any reading strategies … Continue reading Learning to Read