Author Archives: GirlZoot

all by myself

I’m alone. I’m in New York. I’m here to write papers and stories and watch movies and make a short film with a group of students. I’m sort of at a loss right now as all of this is stuff … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

War must always be done out of sight, or it shocks people and they stop immediately. —Catherynne M. Valente/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

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those are blue

I’m starting to feel like I’m turning into a Vogon. Not even a cool Vogon that writes poetry. Nope, one of the boring Vogons that only knows the color of each of the forms.

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Just a Thought

However, one of the students who suffered eight months of insomnia wrote an opera shortly after being released from a sleep disorder clinic. Titled I Have Spent Eight Years Learning from the Lives of People Who Truly Broke Free from … Continue reading

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county carnival

Him: I don’t get this song. Me: He is singing about how sexy she is and how he loves licking and kissing her. Him: Never say licking again. I get what it means mom, I just don’t get why it … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

It was time, I knew, to drive to my sister’s bustling, cheerful house, all tidied and stiff for the day. I would talk to people whose existence I had forgotten years before and they would ask me about my marriage … Continue reading

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saving lives everywhere I go

Me: I got to the gym like fifteen minutes later than usual which is apparently like missing the golden window in traffic. Her: Too many people? Me: Too many stupid people. Her: How stupid could someone be at the gym? … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

…if you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison,’ it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later. —Lewis Carroll/Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Every Day

I feel like I should make some resolutions or do something really monumental. But it is a new day, a new week, and a new year and I still feel like the same old me. I am not ashamed of … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

I’m a boxing glove with a horseshoe inside of it, conversationally. I speak at you. I speak through you. You’ve got the queasy feeling you might not even need to be here right now, and I’d still spit Facts About … Continue reading

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