Cylindrical Minute
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Joined 02-08-08, id: 599070, Profile Updated: 10-23-13
Author has written 14 stories for School, Love, Essay, Life, Young Adult, and Religion.

to joy on the edge of a cyclops and spinet
to rage on the edge of a cylindrical minute...

- The Velvet Underground

Mina Lowell, otherwise known as Cylindrical Minute. 19 years of age. Presently a college senior studying chemistry. An inelegant poet who occasionally dabbles in prose.

I like caffeine and conversation more than I like sleeping. A lot more.

Get at me.

Current Works in Progress (aside from my sporadically posted poetry):

Infinity - “The ‘best year of our lives’ came up tasting of college apps, coffee, Parliaments, projects, scandal, Svedka, and sleep-deprivation.” Six high school seniors versus the final hundred and eighty days.

Broken Circles - the summary's down there. Fair warning, it's probably not going to get updated until like 2014.

nothing's getting updated until further notice because college is hard and life is shit.

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I think it's Alzheimer's by josephdavisonduddles reviews
A poem based upon real life events regarding a life with Alzheimer's disease.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/7/2012
This is Me When I'm Formal by LyricalBelletrist
I grew up with my dad declaiming Spanish classics and a slim volume of all Shakespeare's sonnets. For all that, I have no idea what it means to write within a form. These are my attempts; they're not too bad. I hope.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 261 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21/2011
Also Known as Anorgasmia by in theory reviews
More than writer's block, but not much.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/10/2011 - Complete
Least Favorite Place by BrandiMZiegler reviews
Narrated by a lifelong military brat, this is the story of a young woman struggling with two obstacles: releasing the resentment festering in her soul toward her family, and determining why she’s having an out-of-body experience in an unfamiliar hospital.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 43,858 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/9/2010 - Published: 2/19/2010
And In Your Dream of Darkness by R. E. Ellison reviews
Reload in 2010. Horror, tragedy, vengeance, karma, and the hunt through three decades for a serial killer who may not be human. Seriously rough language and violence. NOT for kids (by the end of chapter one you'll see what I mean.) I would STILL love some feedback. NOT autobiographical!
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 178,048 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/26/2010 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Complete
For Real by Ramificat reviews
Written last spring whilst trying to come to terms with the impossibility of my love.
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/15/2009 - Complete
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undergraduate
they say i am an intellectual, but i remember when learning possessed an inherent sort of charm rather than being a means for me to escape my own mind.
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Published: 10/23/2013 - Complete
denial
the first stage of grief according to kubler-ross is also the reason why there are twenty new messages in your voicemail box.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Published: 3/13/2012
Infinity reviews
"The 'best year of our lives' came up tasting of college apps, coffee, Parliaments, projects, scandal, Svedka, and sleep-deprivation." Six high school seniors versus the final hundred and eighty days.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 858 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/4/2012
I Am Not Catholic reviews
I sat in the pew, disillusioned with it all.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 538 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Complete
Homecoming reviews
Growing up is quite depressing.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/23/2011 - Complete
Electrically
quaking, quivering / so rough the printer threatens to shatter.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Published: 10/31/2011 - Complete
Instead of Doing Work reviews
These poems all have the common denominator of school. Maybe they were written in school, or about the education system, or about someone I go to school with, but they're all alike in that respect.
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 10 - Words: 2,736 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/30/2011 - Published: 3/18/2008
Broken Circles reviews
The year is 2314. Education is segregated, fully given along with other privileges to those deemed gifted enough to use it. But what happens when even the gifted disagree with this? And what of the draft sucking up the brightest minds into a mindless war?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,838 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/23/2010
Disenchantment is a Ghastly, Many Layered Onion reviews
At the close of junior year, I've realized the point of school. Everything is always a means to an end. Rated T for one curse word.
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 405 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/22/2010 - Complete
2:30 reviews
at night, i suppose, i am happy because everything is quiet and nothing can bother me.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 392 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Complete
The Cycle
In freshman year, you're happy. In sophomore year, you want to rebel. In senior year, you need to get out. Four years can change you so much, and once you leave, there are always those who take your place.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 650 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/19/2009 - Complete
you two reviews
I took two of my classes and managed to relate them to the feelings I have for two guys. Math and Chemistry. The ones I slept in this year.
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/2/2009 - Complete
Final Thoughts
I staggered through Chemistry regents, dreaming of the end, dreading the Math B, while memories of this year swirled around me like blankets of February snow, cold and enveloping, as I wondered if this was where tenth grade finally ended.
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 507 - Published: 6/25/2009 - Complete
We'll Run Away reviews
I thought that maybe there would be some way to escape. Even if we can't, it's nice to dream. You said so, too...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/29/2009 - Complete