Remind yourself daily, that every time you start the day, you're starting anew...
acoustic songs by people with voices that aren’t anything special but with emotions and lyrics and chords that are honest and pure and you listen to them when you are alone in your bedroom and you start to touch yourself inappropriately but innocently and you know that there is someone out there getting tangled up in the same song and if they are not alone in their bedroom but they are on a bus rather and they lick their lips and hold tight to the book that you let them borrow that they are reading and they sigh and pull their legs into themselves and look around and notice beautiful people but they don’t give a shit because they have a connection to someone who is the most beautiful thing in the world. it feels like roller coasters and those voices that make your whole body tingle so you don’t pay attention to the words and they take you away. but this person, you care about every single word that they have to say. when you sift away, you ask them to repeat themselves. they get upset cos they think that you weren’t listening. you try to explain the situation. they silence you with a kiss and give you your book back with pressed flowers and a cute handwritten note in it.
my mom finally bought a toaster
why did this get notes
we’re happy for you
its just a toaster
Actually it is more than just a toaster; it is a short story.
“Finally” denotes anticipation.
“My mom” is character development: you have a mom.
“Bought a toaster” is the clear resolution of the story.
It speaks volumes.
^^^^ is why I love tumblr
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“I ate a sandwich and looked out the window.”- - -
“I placed the allotted nutrition capsules on my tongue bed and looked to the Nahin VI-8373 space podhole.”
“My dragon, Ralfarus, and I, Genflowfla’ii, choked down the hardened cheese curd and two-part-moons-old bread as we peered out of the meeting cavern.”
19th-Century British Romance
“Being but a governess with no prospects but a fierce wit and a quick temper which is out of mode, I nibbled a soda biscuit and looked off into the glade, awaiting my dear friend—whom I surely could not come to love—Mr. Wadswortherton.”
“I gagged on rancid human food and instead drank the gushing blood of a rat as my night-kind are wont to do with our pointed toothbones. I gazed longingly out of my coffin into the human world where my true lovemate lived (how mortal!) and breathed (MORTALER YET!). The Lofty Council would never allow our soul union.”
Choose Your Own Adventure
“You eat a sandwich. You are then compelled to do something so you:
- LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND REFLECT (Turn to Page 65).
- WALK OUTSIDE INTO A DARK CAVE WITHPIRHANAS AND SNAKES (Turn to Page 27).
- DRINK FROM A BOTTLE MARKED POISON ANDTAKE A NAP (Turn to Page 27).”
“I nakedly slurped sauerkraut off my engorged bratwurst and looked through the peephole for the endowed plumber.”
RICH: Thanks for the sandwich, Dad. Don’t think it makes up for all the boozing and you walking out on me and Mom and Baby Boon and Old Lady Glipper and all the beatings with the belt and the stick and the rusty rake and the vacuum cleaner and the Swiffer and the hourglass and the brass pocket watch. [Rich looks out the broken window.]
“i me you we he she ate a yum yum grubemups smorgasbording its like breathing take a man out of fish you can fish we all are fish where’s that fish the man looks at us like fish through his crystal window and we we we we we weeeeeeee (!) look back”
There was nary a doubt,
For my sandwich I’d shout,
If it took its own route
Through the glass I looked out.
I, Shanvokovic, steadily finished my becoldened soup made by Gregorinoviczh as if the weight on my conscience weren’t pressing deep down into my darkening soul. I looked out the architect’s airhole into the bleak grey of the day – grey, indeed, as my morality – as I waited for the sweet nightshade to seep into my bloodstream and for Borsha to find my explanatory farewell tome.
I ate a sandwich and flew into the air vent.
~Sandra Cisneros, on writing (via playdateswithbuxomsecretaries)