Academics are hard, but by far, they aren't the hardest part. Personally, the hardest thing is emotional stress. That's everywhere. This doesn't mean that I'm upset that I made a C- in one of my major classes, and now I think I'm not as smart as I "used to be." This doesn't mean that I'm … Continue reading The STRUGGLE(s) of my (and probably yours, too) Life While in College (or anywhere else)
Photo provided by H.R.R Gorman. Thanks a lot! "Yes, ma... Don't worry, I'll keep the house under control... Okay, love you too... Alright, bye." I hung up. I looked at my brother, who already had his phone in his hand. "Dante, what are you doing? Ma told us no parties!" "I'm calling over some friends. Don't worry about it." Dante smirked. "Dante, … Continue reading FFfAW Challenge #201: Punishment
It's 2019. It's a new year, and that year is full of chances. Chances to get back in contact with people you've disregarded before, chances to start up new things and return to the old, chances to promise yourself that you'll be better. A new year popping up was never exactly special to me. I've … Continue reading Another Year!
Photo provided by Akshata Ram I knew that it wasn't much. My kids always came back home from school -- whining, crying, beaten up. They believed they were different from the other kids because our family wasn't as financially blessed. What would they think now? They would go back to school, and the teacher would ask: "So what did … Continue reading FFfAW Challenge #196: I Knew
Copyright Jodi McKinney I was tired of living in these dark, unforgiving woods. I was running low on food and motivation. I hadn't seen a car in weeks, and the ones that I saw before always drifted right on past. I was ready to end it all. I still had my pocketknife with me, and … Continue reading FFfaw Challenge #195: Strangers
Photo credit: Susan Spaulding When it came to my family, I was a failure. My siblings were expert swimmers, and my parents won swimming championships throughout their lives. My family was always drowned with praise, but whenever people looked at me, I was the black sheep- I couldn't swim. Despite that, there was one thing … Continue reading Sunday Photo Fiction: Forever a Failure
Photo Credit: Yinglan We were the final three. The rules were simple. If you miss a shot, you get shot. It was different this time. Instead of three targets, there was only one. I panicked. Eager to win, I aimed my orange barrel to the left, and shot the guy beside me. He fell down. … Continue reading FFfAW Challenge #194: The Fatal Shot
It's that time of the month. Exam season is here, and every college student (a few highschoolers, too) right now is trembling in a corner, crying, or feeling an extreme wave of de-motivation. If you're like me, you're probably feeling a bit of both. If you're in the 10% (not a real statistic) that formulate … Continue reading A Day of College: Exam Season (+ Helpful Exam Tips)!
It was Sunday- the last day of vacation. I decided to hop out on my kayak for a nice drift. There was a lone couple out there, and even though I loved the glimmer of the sun on the rifts of the water, I loved the shine of moonlight better. I waited until night. I … Continue reading [Flash Fiction] FFfaw Challenge: Vacation
Have you ever entered into the mind of a villain? No, I don’t mean in that alternate universe where that officer had “one bad day” and it made him go crazy; no, I don’t mean that one scientist who got off to killing bad guys; and no, I don’t mean that one dude who picked … Continue reading We All Have a Story