It occurred to me recently that I am full of unpopular opinions. Not necessarily in the middle school too cool for mainstream things kind of way, but more along the lines of is a stick in the mud kind of way. Yes, I admit it. I am a known stick in the mud. It’s a work in … Continue reading Concerns of a Losing Young Author
Ten years ago, my best friend in the entire world could have won the lottery, hopped a plane to Hawaii, and slow danced to “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time” with Justin Timberlake, and I still wouldn’t have known about it until Monday morning at school. This is a time period I often … Continue reading Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
It’s being born on May 4, 1995. It’s being terrible at every sport you’ve ever played, meaning you don't have much of an edge. It’s being soft in nature. It’s enjoying the finer things in life: napping when you have responsibilities, videos of dogs doing cute things, and wearing pajamas for as long as humanly possible. It’s … Continue reading Self-Portrait of Twenty-Two
Spread out on a white polyester couch, I watched as my grandmother fixed her mascara in the mirror. We talked through her reflection, and in-between strokes of thick black liquid from the round Maybelline bottle, she said, “Everything happens for a reason, Kayln. We don’t always know what that reason is, but it’s all part … Continue reading Fate in Parts