The Idea of A Perfect Moment

For years the only thing I wrote was fiction – fan fiction, plays, comic books, whatever it was it came from my imagination and onto the page. Recently I vacillate between fiction and personal essays.

I realized the best things I write are moments; small scenes that sometimes have a beginning-middle-and-end, but mostly just showcase a snippet of someone’s life and mind at a particular moment.

So I wrote a scene* about a heart broken girl who is searching for a perfect moment. Because at the end of the day, we all just want one perfect moment to hold onto.

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Legitimate Self Destruction #11 – Home?

Fair warning, this chapter contains a suicide attempt. A very badly written, not realistic, suicide attempt. But it may be triggering or unpleasant none the less.

So we pick up at the VMA after party. You already knew that I was an ignorant 12 year old, but this just puts a cherry on that Sunday.

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In defense of fan fiction

I started reading fan fiction at the tender age of 11. For those of you who weren’t teenage girls in the new millennium, fan fiction is stories written about pre-existing characters/people/things. Most of the stories were designed so the reader could escape into them. Think of it like a playground, the author builds the equipment, but all the fun comes from your use of that structure. I’ve stopped reading fan fiction every day, but whenever I pick it back up again it feels like putting on my favorite sweater in the middle of winter. A warm comfort, protecting me from the outside world. 

Some fan fiction fans even make banners for their stories. Like this one for a Harry Styles fanfic.

Some fan fiction fans even make banners for their stories. Like this one for a Harry Styles fanfic.

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