Author Archives: localdreamerwithapen

The Crystal

“Strikingly beautiful,” he mumbled, while setting the crystal back on the heavy wooden desk. “And you’re sure it’s magical?” I have to chuckle, distractedly, still staring at the emerald-and-gold-shimmering rock, that might as well be a huge, beautiful piece of … Continue reading

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Pissage off

If I hear just one more person saying that “horseback riding isn’t an actual sport,” I will literally rip out their eyeballs and stuff them in their ignorant mouths. Maybe not literally, okay, but seriously, figuratively. I don’t think I … Continue reading

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three poems (that don’t have anything to do with each other)

Thank you. A girl, pale and sweet skipping through the sunset, cutting dead roses to put in her hair. “Why, child,” says her mother. “Those are dead!” The girls nods understandingly. “Yes momma, you killed them.” _________________________ 200 Glowing Stars … Continue reading

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Homesick

I haven’t really been homesick since my fourth grade field trip. But lately, for some reason I can’t make out, I miss my home more than ever. I miss my mom, and watching her in the kitchen, perfectly slicing vegetables … Continue reading

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Imagine

Imagine if you could do anything you wanna do, be anyone you wanna be, go anywhere you wanna go. Where would you go? What would you do? You always hear parents saying to their children,”you can do anything you want, … Continue reading

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It’s our hearts that make a beat

Music is one of the most important things in my life. Ever since I was a kid, waddling around my kindergarten, I’d be singing along to songs I didn’t know the lyrics to. As it turned out later, I was … Continue reading

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Dearth

“Fight fire with fire.” Despite everything that is going on in the US lately, I highly doubt this phrase was ever supposed to refer to gunfire. There have been over 30 mass shootings in the US since the beginning of … Continue reading

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