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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Poetry: “Christmas”

December 24, 2018 |

The day before Christmas, hanging by the fireplace, lies our unstuffed stockings

Everyone is rushing down the halls while the clock is tick tocking

Many kids patiently awaiting by the window to watch the reindeer flocking

Bundling up into winter … Read More

Christmas Gift Guide

December 20, 2018 |
  1. Do not buy them a gift that’s actually for YOU. We have all been there! Get your loved one something that you believe they would genuinely use and love for themselves. Take yourself out of the equation
  2. Notice the … Read More

Can Time Travel Ever Be Achieved?

December 19, 2018 |

When someone thinks of science fiction, one of the most prominent thoughts they might have would be time travel. Many movies and stories revolve around this topic, such as the Back To the Future series, Futurama, The Terminator, and many … Read More

Poetry: “Christmas Day”

December 19, 2018 |

The morning sky is white, snowy, and cold.

The sound of the bells never grows old.

Santa Claus is coming out at midnight,

Which means he has already taken flight.

Children are laughing, making it super merry.

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Fiction: “You Are Now One of Us”

December 17, 2018 |

In the lab all day constantly doing work, it’s late and the sky is dark and gloomy.

As I begin to pack my briefcase to go home I hear multiple feet shuffling behind me. I turn around startled only … Read More

Memoir: “New Home”

December 12, 2018 |

Sat on the floor of their new home, the family ate. As their voices softly echoed, harmonizing with the tinkering forks and spoons, the walls of the house yawned. It had been quite a while since it had been occupied, … Read More

Breaching the Divide

December 12, 2018 |

I talked to a Republican, conservative white woman about politics on Instagram–this is what happened. Spoiler: we aren’t all that different.

About three months ago I followed conservative public figure, Esther Houston, on Instagram. Her husband, Joel Houston, is the … Read More

Surviving the Jersey Gardens Shooting

December 9, 2018 |

I’ve heard the phrase “running for my life,” but never knew what it meant until I heard two gunshots go off nearly 100 feet away from me.

I was taking a brief break from Black Friday shopping with my family, … Read More

Poetry: “Insecurities”

December 9, 2018 | 1

Stomach too big so you get a tummy tuck

Hair too short so you get extensions 

Breasts too saggy so you get a breast lift

Face too fat so you get Botox 

Making enhancements to God’s perfection is an … Read More

Poetry: “In the Grand Scheme of Things”

December 6, 2018 |

She arrived home, leaving her things in her room

Alongside lush sheets sprawled on the queen bed

The chandelier beamed lustrous lights of silver

Onto shelved book spines of golden thread

 

She stretched briefly and walked to her kitchen

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Poetry: “The Ballad of Melanin”

December 6, 2018 |

The sun caught in her raven hair

Rays reflecting hellfire on her skin

Draped in rags, her slumber in her cage

Crowned with rusted metal

Queen of my fields,

How I desire you

Painting of angels surround us

Pale skin … Read More