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Fireworks

“I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the coloured arrows from a Fourth of July rocket” – Sylvia Plath I encountered The Bell Jar in my first year as an undergrad. Late in the day for … Continue reading

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Not really about Fight Club

When you read too much Fight Club, you begin to talk like Fight Club. Short, clipped sentences. To the point. Well, not always to the point – often it’s longwinded metaphors about airports and landing times and sleep. You get … Continue reading

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Breaking

She fears the arrogance – the bristling arrogance and defensiveness – which can drive people away, which has already driven people away. People who are more open, more honest, more genuine, more committed – people to be thought about only … Continue reading

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Sinking into the Night

Flipping over in bed and burying your face under a pillow to hide the sobs that will wrack your body after you’ve given up smothering after the first three minutes for the millionth time because your chest started heaving and … Continue reading

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Recognition & Despair

You aimed lower, thought simpler, loved easier. As sixteen passed, it began to change. He said so – and you didn’t believe him. He said so, as he watched the fourteen year old girl he had fallen in love with … Continue reading

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