Coming Out

(Yeah, I'm opening this with the start of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger for the sheer sake of sass, because I don't know how to introduce my own posts). If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my …

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Hot Chocolate

Author's Note: As someone who reads of multiple perspectives, I find myself constantly torn between different realities. I felt like characterising a couple of these; how they converge and diverge; the conflict between alienation and finding value in connection. This piece questions, briefly, how these can affect our individual view of "the world", pulling climate …

Book Review: Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”

On the Road (1957) comprises the characteristic freedom of the Beat Generation, a post-war literary movement with a title coined by Kerouac. On the flipside of the American Dream, narrator Sal Paradise (autobiographical to Kerouac) tours America's raw underbelly on a "beatific" odyssey with the neurotic Dean Moriarty (modeled off Neal Cassady). 'The road' is as addictive …

fragments of writing

Fragment I white roses on autumn leaves; [seek true light first, before] staring into the sun - or sweetbitterness that ages like wine in my veins. since the first leaves scattered between cracks in the pavement, as I wrote doubts between the lines, when - it's enough - enough - [glass] "The cities swept about …