And during that sunset show nobody cared about your status, nobody cared what you were wearing or who you were. Everyone came to the age of the rocks by the ocean and applauded the sun as it was disappearing behind the horizon. Everyone laughed and joyfully looked at this natural process, being just as excited and happy about it as if looking at a baby taking first steps clapping and applauding around it.
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The (Im)possibility of Gift Giving
Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers. Amsterdam. Photo by Lhya Munive. When I was nine years old, my mother gifted me a beautiful black guitar for Christmas. I had begged her for months to get me a guitar, promising I would learn to play it and I wouldn’t give up halfway like most of the skills IContinue reading “The (Im)possibility of Gift Giving”
Meeting My 20s
Your 20s are supposedly the best years of your life. So many of our parents’ favourite dinner party anecdotes originated during this carefree decade, maybe those rose tinted memories are coloured by nostalgia or maybe your 20s really are your fondest years. I am barely a foot in the door of what is apparently theContinue reading “Meeting My 20s “
An Ode to Flower Language – Merel Langeveld
(source: http://www.416-flowers.com) Ever since I first started writing fiction, I’ve been interested in the symbolism of flowers. For little 10-year-old me, nothing sounded smarter than naming one of my characters after a flower that symbolised their personality or character development. Even now, I am occasionally guilty of doing it. And who can blame me? TheContinue reading “An Ode to Flower Language – Merel Langeveld”
Writer’s Block #49
The Writer’s Block board is thrilled to share our 49th issue! We would like to thank all the writers for their wonderful contributions. The printed version will soon be available at PCH, but here is the online magazine. If you would like to see your work in the next issue, please see our Submission Guidelines for moreContinue reading “Writer’s Block #49”
The ‘then leave’-Mentality and the Death of American Optimism
America, like any place on earth, is problem-riddled, and has been from the start. No matter where we claim that beginning to be; whether it’s the moment Pangea split open and the world unfurled into its current shape, ravenous magma regurgitating up out of cracked tectonic plates; or when the first homo sapiens crossed theContinue reading “The ‘then leave’-Mentality and the Death of American Optimism”
Can we communicate dreams?
Morris, R. C. (2013, July 26) I have always been a dreamer; both during the day with my teachers yelling at me to pay attention and during the night, where I fly through the sky or run from a herd of elephants. Frequently, I wake up and remember the dream, sometimes clearly ‘scene for scene’,Continue reading “Can we communicate dreams?”
Expectations, List-making and New Beginnings.
Edward Hopper, Lee Shore, 1941 Now that we are getting deeper into winter, I am left with the same feeling as usual. I always feel like December is the nice part of winter. The season is still new, the first frosts are beautiful, Christmas and New Year are still ahead. By mid-January, things tone downContinue reading “Expectations, List-making and New Beginnings.”
The Art of Categorizing Creation
Diagrams from Laurence Sterne representing “the lines I moved in through my first, second, third, and fourth volumes.” Part 1: Theory Section I, or Why This Article Has Two Parts, Four Sections, and an Intermission We have been dividing stories into chewable bites for as long as we’ve been telling them. Perhaps most famously withContinue reading “The Art of Categorizing Creation”
Laiana Farias. July 22, 2022. If you are anything like me (and the majority of the population of the world) you probably consume some amount of caffeine on a daily basis, let it be from a nice cup of coffee or tea or any other caffeine-containing substance. As a coffee lover, I am guilty ofContinue reading “Caffeine Curiosities “