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A Mexican English major who wants to write whatever she feels like it. FICTION | POETRY | LIFESTYLE | WRITING | WORK
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I wrote a very personal piece for the Medium Writing Challege about my complicated relationship with my grandmother after my father died. I had been working on it for a while, a few friends had already helped me edit it, and I was actually feeling very proud of the result…


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Maybe you learned about it on Pinterest, YouTube, or your quirky friend.

I found out about it on TikTok, with gen-Z young adults promising I’ll be able to finally have my crush text me, get a raise, or just live my best life. …


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“I love you,” my grandmother said to me on her deathbed.

A list of the possible answers that went through my head:

  • OK.
  • Thanks (?).
  • I love you, too.

“Oh, grandma,” I managed as I ran my fingers over her bruised forearm, her dried up veins. It occurred to me…


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I think we can overcome writer’s block by remembering F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous quote:

You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

We have something to say when that something moves us, sparks a new perspective or…


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You are the kind of person whose eyes scan hearts to grow into, and when I kissed you I did it because I wanted to know what it was like to kiss someone who I know is going to die soon.

There was even some candle wax in your cologne…


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I thought I’d die the moment it happened, but I didn’t. On January 18th of 2018, at 12:30 pm, my dad, one of the funnest, most caring and wonderful people to walk on earth, passed away after battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was 50 years old.

My mom, my sister and…


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A little bit about that cringey time in my life: I was a teen throughout 2007–2016, which means I wasn’t cool like this Gen-Z’s nowadays; I grew up romanticizing Skins, emptying the black eyeliner on my eyelid, plugged to my i-Pod nano blasting Avril Lavigne and Green Day. …


Maybe you just haven’t found the right poem yet.

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I don’t think I really started loving Poetry as a whole until I was studying English Lit at university. Of course there were a few poems I liked, but only because some teachers had taught me how to read and understand that particular poem; however, when you’d leave me alone…


When I was in highschool my nightmares started getting worse. I’d been having them for a while, but it got to the point that I feared falling asleep like I was living in a low-budget version of A Nightmare on Elm Street. My stress got worse, I was tired all…


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Copywriting sounded like a good idea when they offered me the position: I had some experience in marketing, I’d been working for the brand in question for a bit, and I love writing. …

Ana Garcia LdeC

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