Creative Writing: Child of Light, a memorial acrostic for Ben

We’re going over poetic forms in my senior seminar that I hadn’t previously been aware of (haikus and limericks for the win, am I right?). Writing creatively has never been my strong suit. It’s just not something I’ve had much practice with. But, I’m ripping the band-aid off. It’s time to put my voice out there. Here is a poem from something I’m still sad … Continue reading Creative Writing: Child of Light, a memorial acrostic for Ben

On Writing: How to Approach Stage/Screenwriting

Over the past two years, I’ve developed an interest in stage and screenwriting. I decided to take screenwriting classes here in UCLA as well as read more books about different approaches in this art. I also learned from my own personal experiences as a previous assistant director to now director, a member of a theatre company, and from my position in the Writing Success Program. … Continue reading On Writing: How to Approach Stage/Screenwriting

Exposition: Stubborn Love

Exposition: Stubborn Love She won’t listen! Don’t know what I’m missin’. Try as you might, I’ve lost this fight. She’s so stubborn Though it really burns… Talk to her, yell at her To her, it’s all a blur. The sun always rises And you can see it in her irises-  The pain and the tears; It goes on for years. But she’s so stubborn Even … Continue reading Exposition: Stubborn Love

Exposition: Hawaii (Me and You)

Exposition- Hawaii (Me and You) Kitchen dinner Sad and stressed Who would have thought? Me and you Let’s go.  Crazy one Crazy two Don’t think twice Let’s call a third one too- Down? The three of us Me and you Let’s go. Beach vibes  Great life Me and you Let’s go. IDs and plane tickets, More and more friends, Now we’re nine. Vamos. Me and … Continue reading Exposition: Hawaii (Me and You)

Exposition: The Masochist

The Masochist Our muscles ache after running But we don’t mind, it’s mind-numbing, Helps us forget the gut-wrenching feeling of a heart that’s breaking. The physical pain masks the mental ache, it gets rid of memories we can’t shake. We’re broken creatures who seek what leads to pain, an unaware want. We are all like moths to a flame, ‘Cause no one is really to … Continue reading Exposition: The Masochist

Exposition: Sweet Lies

Sweet Lies Every woman has loved a liar And they’re liars too if they say they haven’t. Princess dreams, pink sheets, and pretty flowers All die, stain, and rot the second he opens his mouth. We buy empty promises and harmful lies, We become compulsive buyers around impulsive liars. In a dark night surrounded by empty bottles of  Whiskey, Tequila, and Rum,  I’m lost and … Continue reading Exposition: Sweet Lies

Exposition: The Life of the Summer Ant

The Life of the Summer Ant Bzz.bzz.bzz. Open one eye. Next the other. Off. Heavy sigh. Deep breath. Lose the mental battle.  Oh hell, five more minutes. Maybe ten. Bzz. Bzz. Bzz. Alright. I hear you.  Up. Up. Up.  Dance in the shower to no music.  Hot. Cold. Hot. Cold.  Hop in. Jump out. In. Out. Need to get that darn boiler fixed.  Now to … Continue reading Exposition: The Life of the Summer Ant

Exposition: The First Last Kiss- A Short Story

The First Last Kiss- A Short Story “Grams,” Vivian asked, looking up from setting the dinner table. I watch her doubt herself for a second and then regain the courage to ask me, “What was your biggest regret?” I look up from lighting the candle and stare at her wide-eyed. What an odd question. And very random too. I simply smile and move to help … Continue reading Exposition: The First Last Kiss- A Short Story

On Writing: Writing in the Third Person- Seeing What Others See

Ever wondered how other people see you? As products of the 21st century, we are eager to declare we “don’t care” about what others think, but what about what you think of yourself? When it comes to writing, it is a common known fact that you will always be your worst critic. You will see your mistakes, and reprimand yourself for it, before acknowledging and … Continue reading On Writing: Writing in the Third Person- Seeing What Others See

Subtlety = Sub-Till-Tea

Subtlety sub-till-tea n. the act of avoiding an unpleasant situation through clever maneuvering. Literally: waiting under a rock until tea time. Words are pretty cool. They let you write a letter confessing your love to your crush, understand your favorite Friends episode, tell your roommate to stop stealing your food, or negotiate a pay raise with your boss. If you’re like me, you like words … Continue reading Subtlety = Sub-Till-Tea