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Clara’s letter to herself in 20 years

Dear Clara in 20 years,

 

Please don’t be afraid to let your children explore. Don’t let yourself down for forgetting anything you wanted, what I want now.

Please do the right thing. I have a bad feeling about what the future will hold.

Sincerely,

Clara


Letter to 14-year-old Clara

Dear 14-year-old Clara,

God, what I would do to go back to then. At least to change one thing. Things do get better, but you have to leave that stupid village. Its a bad place for you, Clara. After they killed Father, there was nothing left. You’re old enough to take care of yourself. You just survived an attack from the Raptors. Get the hell out of dodge.

Don’t make the mistakes I did. I stayed, tried to fit in when I knew I couldn’t. Mother found another man and created another family. Don’t get attached to Em. She’ll be fine without you. I know she’s only an infant, but you need to stay away. You’ll get into the Tree Folks if you leave now.

Please think about it.

Sincerely,

Clara


NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo

The prompt sat in front of her like a curse. She didn’t want to write it, but she had writers block against her story for NaNoWriMo and it was only the first day. The writer had her word count already, but she wanted to write more. Tossing back her long, red hair she stared at the empty blog post.

“When was the last time you felt really, truly lonely?” she read the question out loud. “When was that?”

Her fingers began to flow over the keyboard, writing about elementary school when she sat by herself at lunch and then onward to when her roommate wasn’t home yet. Those were her loneliest times. The times when she felt like she was being pushed away from everyone she loved. Those were it.

The post wasn’t very long, only four or five paragraphs, but it was enough for her.

“Happy NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo, Sally,” she muttered, pushing publish.


Social Media Faults

Information overload.

I do not need to know

What you’ve had for breakfast.

Don’t tell me about Twitter,

I know about it already.

 

Certain things should

Not be tweeted about.

I don’t want to know

About you’re bowel

Movements.

 

Stop! STOP!

You’re in Milan,

I don’t care. Stop

Posting to Facebook.

I don’t need to know.

 

The posts about

How much of an idiot

You are, not amusing.

Give me something

Sentimental.

 

There is way too

Much information

Coming in from

All the annoying

Social Media.


Internet

Watch the latest videos

And you will find

The most fucked up shit

You’ll ever see.

 

Gangnam Style

With strange hip-thrusts

Has taken over

Somehow.

 

Pewdewpie

Runs screaming

From the room

At the drop of a hat.

Teens React

To stupid things

That have no life

Meanings.

What has happened

To the internet?

It used to be

So bloody different.

There should be

Less celebrity gossip

and more Doctor Who.

Am I right?


Victoria

Who do  you think you are?

You with your online school,

You with the interesting nose,

Who do you think you are, calling

someone a racist?

 

It was constructive criticism.

Haven’t you ever seen Mean Girls.

Your heritage has nothing to do

with your class or demeanor.

Welcome to Top Model.