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Blurbs are small ideas. They are similar to poems in that they are a string of thoughts, though they are usually more formally written. As their existence is inherently thought-based, they are subject to change.

Holy

Holy

I want to be holy. But not in a holier-than-thou sort of way. I want to be just as holy as the next guy– but by guy I specifically mean someone who goes to church. Because all of the people I know who go to church are fun to hang out with. And yeah, I know people who don’t go to church who are also fun to be around, but there’s something about these church go-ers– some kind of halo, some kind of…

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Acrostic

Acrostic

Everyone said goodbye today. Velvet shoes and gowns were left behind but everyone kept memories with them. Even though it’s all over, is it ever really over? Remembering everything seems like it’s too much right now so maybe I’ll just let myself have random memories of today forever. Yesterday, I never thought today would come. Then it did. How? I– and the world– may never know. Nothing is for certain so time travel may be possible. Going away has never…

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Spring

Spring

I dress like it’s Spring every day. I dress in the anticipation of the flowers blooming and the sun staying up for a little bit too long. I would want everyone to dress this way, but at the same time, it feels like I’m a Spring flower in a world of black winterberries. I feel like I’m blooming in a world without water. I’ll be fine.

Unfocus

Unfocus

No matter how much glass is in front of my face, it’s all still so unfocused. I’m an unframed, unglassed pair of eyes walking around a bunch of blobs. How many leaves are on that tree? Who knows? But light, that’s the true wonder. Small orbs of light that float in front of my face, like magic, like their own suns without galaxies to compliment them. Luckily, they have me. I watch them for hours before leaving, sitting on splintering wood…

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Strange World

Strange World

It’s a strange world when darkness is merely the absence of light. With all this technology, the strangeness will not be sitting under man-made lighting, but rather sitting in actual darkness, the only natural light, unfiltered. And there will be streetlights on every street, road, and avenue in America. In Europe, in the entirety of the world, a strange place to live. A place full of television show supplements and old re-runs that no one has actually seen. And yet…

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Before Limbo

Before Limbo

It’s the climb that I wait for. The climb, the anticipation, the buildup and the suspense- because the second it all snaps and you’re caught in limbo, the “no g-zone”, the free-fall, that’s where the food comes back up. That’s where, time and time again, the regret of two hot dogs and a hamburger come to haunt you. It’s the moment just before all of that, just before your mind at night says, “Yes, well, here’s all the times in life…

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Musical Internet

Musical Internet

The internet is a strange place. And, naturally, such a place adopted certain kinds of music.   In our day and age, there is a type of music for everyone. From archives of old albums to record-player-simulators, all of the oldies are still safe. However, there are also strangers parts of the internet with other ideas. There is a website that specifically generates song lyrics based on given words, and even a given genre. Here‘s my attempt at using it, with…

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Dialogue

Dialogue

At the heart of every story is its main character. And whether that character is inanimate or not, there is always always some exchange of conversation throughout the story. This compositional risk is one of the most common of all. It only requires a minimum of one character, and a voice of some kind. Authors utilize this risk to develop characters, set the scene, as well as move the story along. The dialogue in a story is crucial to making…

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Poetic Usage

Poetic Usage

Language is arbitrary. That is, some pay a lot of attention to is, such as poets, and yet some others do not, like essayists, or people who want their point across but do not really mind how it gets there.   People like F. Scott Fitzgerald are a strange mixture of the two. He payed attention to both the language and the idea that was being spread across, especially the connotations and how the words sounded together. For example: “If personality is…

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Beginnings

Beginnings

I usually think in beginnings. I think of when I first met someone and what I thought of them as opposed to what I think of them now; I listen to the catch of a song repeatedly, debating whether or not I like it– and no matter what, I try to find out why that is. Especially in writing, I think in beginnings. I always have an opening planned for any story or poem (or blurb) that will catch the reader’s attention…

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Similarity

Similarity

I feel like everything’s already been written. Like every story I think of is just some simple variation of something already done: Mary Potter, Lord of the Necklaces, Planet Fights… So when people compare things like, “Harry Potter is just a version of Lord of the Rings!” Well, yes, it is, and no, it’s not. J.K. Rowling has said that she was inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien, and that’s probably while Dumbledore reminds us of a special Grey Wizard. However, Rowling’s voice…

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Planning

Planning

I’m not usually one to plan before writing anything. Even in school, I usually think up an idea, write down the “hook”, and get rolling for the next forty five minutes. But then I try to write novels. Novels are incredibly intricate when it comes to plot, theme, characters, settings, even the title is a huge part of the whole process for some books. And I’ve always wondered how they do it. JK Rowling, for instance, took years to sketch up Harry…

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Art

Art

Art is a masterfully crafted word. Simply the combination of 3 letters provides vivid imagery and emotion associated with the noun. In art, unlike any other human action, we have both the control, as well as the lack of control, to create art that means something to us, means something to someone else, or none of the previous; art is a world to explore that can never be mapped. Art lends us a monocle into the world that the artist…

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Time

Time

If “time” is linear, home come it moves fast for some people, yet slow for others? How come on the same day that I can literally feel the molasses of time sticking to my fingers, someone else merely feels a breeze through their hair and it’s… gone? They say “time travel” is unrealistic, implausable, unexplainable– yet there are black holes, the 7 wonders of the world, the placebo effect and canned breads. So who are we to say that time must be…

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Vocal Currency

Vocal Currency

Words are my currency. They can be traded at various rates, gain value according to either social regulation or general allotment and can be exchanged into other types of currency– languages. Words are, sadly, suffering from a time of inflation. The over saturation of some of English’s finest words, such as exquisite, hate, and love, thoroughly worries me.  I do not, however, wish for this world to turn into a Lowry novel with “precision of language”. Nor do I wish…

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