A Short Reflection on 2017

Hello, all! Well, in just a few hours (for me), it’ll be the new year. It’s been almost a full year since I started this blog, and I have to say, it’s been one of the true highlights of this year. 2017 has been an…eventful year. From starting this, to my sister’s wedding, to all of…

NaNoWriMo 2017

So I attempted NaNoWriMo this year. It was difficult, to be quite honest. I did an idea that I’d had about a year or so ago (in gym class of all places), but I didn’t have any sort of clear plot, or even all the characters I wanted to put in. Half of them appeared…

Update

So, I haven’t posted in more than a week. Oops. I’ve got a good reason- I took the SAT last Saturday, and I spent all of the week before trying to prepare for it. It’s just that life kind of got in the way of posting reviews and other things, and I’m trying to start…

Strange Saturday Nights

Prompt from: https://thestoryshack.com/tools/writing-prompt Genre: fairy tale Person: a golfer Item: a machine gun Sentence to use: “Don’t trust everything you see.” Full title: Strange Saturday Nights Are Good For Sunday Morning Health I’m starting to wonder if I’m actually drunk. I didn’t think I was, considering I only had a sip from one of my…

Book Review: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Summary: Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit…

We’ve got some seriously awesome sunsets where I live. 

Story Time!

So, on Valentine’s Day, I was at an elementary school with some of my classmates, teaching fifth graders introductory Spanish. They’re doing some kind of video project with a Spanish-speaking country, so we were asked to come and teach them a little. It was actually quite a bit more fun than I expected. The first kid…

Simple

via Daily Prompt: Simple When it comes to stories, I can’t say that simple is always better. I enjoy reading more when I’m reading something intriguingly complicated, with plenty of plot and preferably tons of character development. I enjoy reading complex tales with twist after twist, so I can never see what’s coming next. However, when it…