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Dirty Windshields

clouds sunset and crops in the country

clouds sunset and crops in the country

The deep orange and warm yellow light from the setting sun seeps into the car through a thin sheet of lightly tanned dust that is gently layered over the windshield. I calmly gaze out beyond the sea of slowly moving vehicles that are stuck in traffic to the horizon. The subtle bits of grime and dust wouldn’t have been as noticeable if it wasn’t for the incandescent rays from the falling orb in the sky, but I find the messy view comforting.

It’s this image of the dusty windshield that steals away my thoughts and brings me back to older times. I’m reminded of long drives in pickup trucks along the dusty back roads that are nestled in between fields of growing crops out in the country. I can easily hear conversations and sing-alongs to classic country songs with my best friend as I soak in the similarly warm glimmers of a sunset that finds its way through the dusty windshield. (more…)


The Hollywood Intern: Part 5-Sitting There isn’t Free

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The brilliantly bold and golden ball was streaming its warm rays of light directly into my face as I drove down the overcrowded highway. I had my sunglasses on, the car visor down and in place, and a strip of tint on the very top of my car’s windshield but I was still incredibly blinded by the Southern California sunset. I watched it weave in and out of the passing trees and peak out in-between Los Angeles’ city skyline as I cruised down the 101, and it was then on my way back to my uncle’s house sliding swiftly into the slowly setting summer sun that I realized that my situation was shifting.

The few weeks of my internship were intense for me, but they were both evolving into something that was entirely more doable than the nonstop orgy of stress and confusion. The first internship, which was closer to my uncle’s house, was getting back to its normal schedule, but I had never actually experienced it due to my starting a couple of weeks later than everyone else because I was still in school. I had also gotten to know a lot of the other employees at the second internship, which was located more in the middle of Los Angeles, and I was finally in a place where I didn’t feel like I was going to [kill anyone] or find myself in [the most awkward of situations]. I was getting more comfortable dealing with the traffic and all of the strange turning lanes and complicated stop lights and I found myself not getting lost as much when I tried to find the nearest Target. (more…)


The Hollywood Intern: Part 1: Into the Oblivion of Space

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I was sitting at my very uncomfortable chair inside my nice freezing refrigerator-of-an-office at one of my two internships when I thought to myself, ‘what am I doing here?’ It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I mean yes, I had applied to the position and added on another intense internship, along with my job at a department store, but I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why I would make a schedule so ridiculous and soul-sucking for myself. Was I secretly some masochistic office-space-loving intern that wanted to die by extreme stress and exhaustion, or I did I really think that this would help me get a real job later on and further my career?

I couldn’t tell you. My mind was foggy from working nonstop, and I could have sworn that my limbs were going numb in response to the near frostbite that my toes were developing. I sat there thinking about how I had gotten to this very spot and why I should actually stay here. My mind drifted outside to the warm rays of sunshine gently dusting the sidewalks just outside the office, and I thought about just packing up my things and getting into my car. (more…)


Novel Excerpts

I didn’t really feel like writing a post for Random Wednesday, but I still wanted to post something. I found these two excerpts from the book I’m writing right now. I’ve thought about taking them out because they have nothing to do with the story, but I just like the simplicity that surrounds this miniature story within a story so much. Anywho, here you go:

Because You Loved Her

She had that devilish smile that lured you in,
And as you got closer, her eyes could put you in a trance.
Her lips so soft spread her beautiful poison throughout your body,
And all you wanted to do was make love.
The curves of her body sent shivers down your spine,
And when you rested your hands on her hips,
You knew that she wanted you too.
She was better than anything else you have ever experienced,
And you knew that she was no good.
Like a black widow, she would tear you to pieces and destroy your soul.
And you didn’t care because you loved her.

Because You Loved Him

And when he told her he loved her, she trembled.
All of her dreams had come true.
That light in his eyes was amazing,
And his lips were more than enough.
Oh and his smile, how amazing it was for her to see.
And right then she knew she had loved him,
For his love was all that she wanted,
And his kiss cured her poison.