28 Days of No Sleep

Day 28 of NaNoWriMo: 41785 words. Most Salvageable Sentences: “Because of her, I started to see way raindrops chased each other down window panes and the way old photographs faded. Her laughter was the way I breathed. The way her eyes scanned endless pages of text until the early hours of the morning was more interesting […]

14 Marshmallows

Day 14 of NaNoWriMo: 21836 words. Most Salvageable Sentences: “I almost choked on the marshmallows we were eating. We were going to make smores, but we lacked chocolate and graham crackers after I ate the chocolate last night and Tristan ate the graham crackers a few days ago. We ended up eating plain marshmallows.” Random Note: […]

7 Days, 1 Week

Day 7 of NaNoWriMo: 11820 words. Most Salvageable Sentences: “That night while Lance and I were in our respective dorm rooms and on the phone, Lance told me that as soon as I left, Tristan asked for my number. ‘I told him to ask you himself,’ Lance said. He waited a second before adding, ‘I did.’ […]

On the Fourth Day

Day 4 of NaNoWriMo: 6746 words. Most Salvageable Sentences: “He had a navy bedspread set with a bright pink pillow. It used to be white but one of his friends put it in with his set of red laundry when Lance asked him to wash it. I always made fun of his pink pillow, but he knew I […]

The Project

She bit her lip, not because she was shy, but because that was what shy people did. Her character—the painstakingly crafted project that she would live through until the end—smiled reassuringly. “I totally get what you mean,” the project said with a nod and the understanding smile that Gatsby used. The others relaxed. The project […]

Summer Universe

“Look at the stars,” he said softly. The words trickled over her the way raindrops chased each other down a window pane. She turned over in the grass, hearing the dry grass crackle under her like fireworks. “Take him and cut him out in little stars, / And he will make the face of heaven […]