Empty

Looking up at the sky and seeing that it is sometimes light blue, sometimes gray and smoggy, sometimes pitch black with specks of airplanes and…

A Short Aside

I’m about to use a writing prompt that generates a character, setting, item of intrigue, and theme. I realized that I’ve been honing more of…

Dreams That Make Sense

Do your dreams have color? Are they as blurry as the thoughts in your head, or are they blasted in high definition during your sleep?…

A Made Up School

I was never fond of school and spent most of my school years dreading the next day for reasons I couldn’t identify. For context, I…

Things That Are Banned

I once wrote about why humans can describe a collective fear of darkness and came to the conclusion that it was not the darkness that…

Macrocheira Kaempferi

Macro refers to large, while cheira refers to the frontal appendages of arthropods (typically large pincer claws); Kaempferi refers to a specific family of crab…

The Sequelae

Growing up, my mother had a strict vigilance over anything I read, watched, or played. I wasn’t so aware of it then, but it is…

In The Mirror

When talking about appearances for whatever reason, I always manage to sneak in this question: When looking in the mirror, what do you think? Do…

The Gap in Conversation 2

Previously, I talked about how age comes into play while engaged in conversation (or rather, interaction). I focused on the circumstances where a younger party…