Submissions! And a whole lot of waiting…

According to my WordPress, the last time I wrote a self-written blog post was 12 days ago. I’ve been busy with some stuff from last week on.One month ago, I submitted two pieces of Fae Raoirse work off this blog to my writing group faciliator for consideration in an upcoming anthology. I got the encouraging…

My Six-Year-Old is my Guru

Originally posted on Goodnight Already:
Sometimes my kids blow my mind without even trying. Yesterday I had three six-year-old boys in my living room playing Legos. The play date was coming to an end and Sam, one of my son’s oldest friends, wanted to bring home the storm-trooper-on-a-motorcycle that he had fashioned out of Smoke’s…

Creating the (Physical and Mental) Space to Write

Really interesting article on what makes other writers tick, in the sense of creative flow.   Where do you write? What devices or tools do you need at your desk? Here, four writers describe their ideal spaces to write. Source: Creating the (Physical and Mental) Space to Write

PTSD

By Amy Wyatt One thing he doesn’t understand: Those images traumatized me. It’s like they triggered my PTSD- At any moment my instincts could tell me to go into battle. But I guess it doesn’t matter to him Because you see, they’re such good friends. And so it seems, I’ve been making love to the…

Clean Water

Direct action right there. Source: Clean Water

How do Saudis get married?

Originally posted on Behind the Saudi Veil:
?? ? “You could do better” That was what my sister kept repeating to me before I say “I do” to who is now my husband.? I never listened to her. I thought she was jealous of me. “You are going to regret your decision a big time!”…

I love you in real life but I hate you in Instagram!

Originally posted on Behind the Saudi Veil:
? ? All of a sudden, one of my good friends has recently unfollowed me in Instagram?and Twitter. I was in total disbelief as there was not even the slightest indicator of any fight. I kept looking for any logical reason. Anything that will explain. I couldn’t find…

Update and a compilation song/poem

It has been a week since I last was here! Chinese New Year and Valentine’s have bboth come and gone. Both have been ho-hum overall, I went to Malaysia for CNY with my mother to visit my maternal side of the family (I don’t contact my father and his family). To be honest most of…

The Arts Student’s CNY Cheat Sheet

Originally posted on justinnonng:
A relative walks up. You hand him two imperfect oranges. He is an uncle, twice removed. You and him will shake hands. He will hand you a red packet, and you will say thank you as you hesitate between nodding and bowing, and end up doing a little of both. And…

What a Pair of Tartan Pants Taught Me

It must’ve been at the age of seventeen when I acquired a pair of tartan pants. The kind that my fourteen year old self would clamour for, all in its punk style tartan glory. My punk rock style of dressing has toned down considerably over the three years by then, but it was still something worthy…