A Hiatus and a Return

Overhead image of people walking on a city street with quote, "It is easy for people to mistake branding for authenticity, brashness is not the same as original or creative. Offensive is not avant-garde." from C. Streetlights's "A Hiatus and A Return" overlain on top

A hiatus is good for a writer’s soul every now and again, even if it is not great for her SEO. I’m at peace with that because I’m a whole person and not just a Google machine, pumping out post after post. I needed a chance to breathe for a minute, to calm the anxiety in my heart that I …

hope

#hope #shoughton

the problem with hope is that you don’t know it’s false until you’ve hoped too much the problem with hope is that it paints such an amazing picture in your head but it actually turns out to be a bunch of stick figures and scribbles the problem with hope is that we often put it on pedestal making it seem …

When Beasts Stir

            (when foolishly seeking            illusive and mythic beasts) open your hands to catch your breath             (dropping pain from memory) Peel away skins of bitterness and layer on freckled vulnerability. build pyres of looming specters, only to shred them for kindling             (written threats and …