Day 14: Write about one of your Tumblr followers.
This is about tumblr user, GRIZZLIEST/BEAR! I can’t remember who followed who first, but I am so delighted that I am following Tim. Hailing from Alaska, he is a mystery to me. I’m sure this isn’t true but I imagine him living in a cabin in Alaska constantly wearing a fur hat. (STEREOTYPES, YAY) Tim is very creative and asks very imaginative questions. Also, he is very...
Day 13: Write a short story.
(Delayed because I am the worst!) Thud. The lid of the sarcophagus hit the ground as the dust of the room billowed upwards upon impact. There was a distant sound of insects tapping along the cement, startled from the sound. Max started to cough, but that didn’t discourage him from his task. He wanted to be the first to see the mummy of Psamtek, an ancient Egyptian boy that lived 2,500 years...
Aristophanes' Speech from Plato's "Symposium" →
“Love is born into every human being; it calls back the halves of our original nature together; it tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature.” This is my favorite piece I’ve ever read in regards to “love.” Happy Valentine’s Day!
Yeah, I got her some sh*t she wanted, went to dinner, and then called it a...– ROMANCE AS SPOKEN BY AN MTA EMPLOYEE
samdingman: In honor of everyone’s least-favorite “holiday,” Marshall York and his guitar join us to improvise “love” songs based on suggestions submitted by you fine and funky people. Valentine’s Day may be a problematic trumped-up fake-o marketing conspiracy by Big Flowers, but The Marvelous Mister Marshall is damned wonderful. Thanks so much to everyone who sent in suggestions! Sam read...
Day 12: Write about something that you love.
I love anything that makes me happy or anything that makes people I love happy. And that’s all there is to that. —- Check back: I will be doing the 28 Day Writing Challenge every day in February.
What is butter?
Jennifer: (who is lactose intolerant) I WANT LEFTOVER CHICKEN FRANCESE.
Mother: You can't have the sauce because it has butter in it and you have to go to school tomorrow.
Jennifer: THE SAUCE JUST HAS BUTTER IN IT.
Mother: Butter is dairy.
Jennifer: BUTTER IS HARDLY DAIRY.
Me: Do you know how butter is made?
Jennifer: UH, WHAT, NO.
Me: BY CHURNING FRESH OR FERMENTED CREAM OR MILK.
Jennifer: I WANT TO GO TO THE MALL AND HAVE WENDY'S.
Day 11: Try to describe something you saw in as...
Belated from yesterday! Hey, it’s the weekend! The challenge assumes I saw some kind of “incident” or a “scene” that I can describe in detail. Sadly, I don’t think I saw anything too out of the ordinary yesterday so I will talk about when I almost cried while waiting for the subway the other day because a musician was playing such a beautiful song. I was...
Day 10: Write about your family.
Here we go! My parents are very supportive and caring people. Growing up my dad worked for the airline TWA before it was bought out by American Airlines and my mother worked for Long Island Savings Bank. A fun fact about my father is that he was born in Tunis, Tunisia and traveled here by boat at the age of three with his family. This doesn’t mean much, really, except that he knows how...
I'm listening to the new album by The Fray and I...
Day 8: Look up new words in the dictionary, use...
It’s hard to look up random words on an online dictionary, so I went to this random word generator and just refreshed until I found words I didn’t know. The new words used in this piece are: contraindication, ameliorative, accouter, and peregrinate. —- A new world. A new life. A new start. Richard, a newly retired postal worker, decided it was time for a change. He spent...