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A satirical account of my experiences.

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Boy 1 asks if my writing is real. I ask him to define real and he asks if it really happened. I tell him whether or not it really happened doesn’t make it less real. He says that doesn’t answer his question.

Boy 2 asks if I will write a…


You’re a fixer, but some days you need to be fixed, too.

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You won’t see the ugly in Beautiful Broken Boy until you’re his.

In the beginning, he wears a mask. You don’t notice because he’s sweet and funny and the way he looks at you makes your heart sing like a fat canary. Sure, you saw signs, like the nature of…


Instead of bemoaning the male species while confined in my tiny bedroom, I decided I could curse the entire gender while breathing in fresh, mountain air.

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I didn’t travel much this summer. My semi-frequent drives to New Jersey and Connecticut hardly count, considering they’re less than two hours from my Long Island home. I’ve been cursed by the infamous Writer’s Block — at least, that’s how I’ve justified my hiatus — and figured the change of…


Creativity and logic function synergistically. They’re not limited to rigid categories, and you cannot master one without eventually tapping into the other.

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Lately I’ve been contemplating my creativity — how I can harness it better and excavate untapped sources — which has led me to contemplate the nature of creativity, as a whole. Most of you probably believe that creativity and logic are a dichotomy. For a while, I did, too.

But…


What’s the solution? Build a wall so high that no one can trespass, and never toss a rope to those interested in entry?

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A bit over a month ago, I met a guy at a party.

Technically it wasn’t a party, but about twenty of us crammed inside an apartment, belonging to my best friend’s friend, whom we’ll call E. Since Manhattan apartments are the size of a shoebox (well, those belonging to…


I’m not a small girl. I’m far from “big,” but my legs store the bulk of my body fat, thus rubbing together with each step. And it hurts

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Three days ago I went on a four-mile walk and I’m still recovering.

Not from the walk itself, as I didn’t trek through inclined trails nor pace faster a stroll. I didn’t intend for the walk to be a fitness endeavor. …


Sometimes we don’t attract those who mirror what we are, but those who are in need of what we are.

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The other day, Cody Simpson called his relationship with Miley Cyrus “a phase.”

If you’re over the age of forty, there’s a chance you have zero idea who these people are. Okay, I take that back — you’d have to live under a rock not to know who Miley Cyrus…


Unpopular opinion: you shouldn’t need “thick skin” to be on the internet.

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I’ve seen ample discourse regarding internet etiquette.

Understandably, as the internet is a fairly new phenomenon and its influence intensifies yearly. I didn’t venture into the territory until my teen years — because the online world didn’t exist — but today’s children own more technology than I currently do. I…


It’s cozy to believe the world is fair and responsible, noting everyone’s misdemeanors.

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Karma seems to be the buzzword these days.

You’ve heard the idea: what goes around, comes around. You get what you give. Good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people.

I used to be a staunch believer. The guy who manipulated me? Karma will get…


Most people use the words interchangeably, but they’re not synonymous.

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Yesterday I learned the difference between jealousy and envy.

Most people use the words interchangeably, but they’re not synonymous. You could chalk their differences up to semantics. However, both words exist for a purpose, and imbue varying consequences.

Basically, jealousy is the fear of someone taking what you have, whereas…

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