hello, self-loathing my old friend–a reflection on past mistakes, the conflicting desires of being known and being safe, and (somehow) Gospel parallels in my latest musical obsession

Please tell me I’m not the only one who occasionally fantasizes about erasing their own timeline. Really, wouldn’t the world be better without the long trail of my various offenses and misdemeanors against thoughtful society? That time I expressed a foolish opinion in front of all my classmates, or said something hurtful to my sister about her new hairstyle without even realizing it, or raged on social media about topics that no one will even remember in another half-a-decade. I wonder sometimes about how my childhood BFF is doing, if she ever recovered from all the times my insensitivity made her run off sobbing. It’s the main thing that stops me from trying to reconnect with her now, although it’s been around ten years since the last time we talked–what if she still hates me for that time I told her only babies were scared of worms? how many therapy sessions did it take her to recover from the years we were friends?

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cover reveal!! – Forcefield by C. B. Cook

Heyo, everyone!! Today I’m participating in the cover reveal for C. B. Cook’s forthcoming next installment in her IDIA series. I’ve been sitting here at my laptop for a bit now trying to figure out how to start this post, but all the things I came up with to say were just flailing and yelling about how much I love this series and how excited I am for Forcefield, so I’m just going to jump right in and give you the cover and the blurb from C. B., and then I’ll do my hollering. 😂

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Writing Prompts

This post is going to be short and very different from everything I’ve posted here so far. There are reasons for that: I needed to publish something, seeing as I missed last week and I don’t want to fall back into the habit of inconsistent, only-when-I-feel-like-it blogging, and I want to stir up discussion on this […]