So, I'm Marissa. I'm a little bit crazy. A little bit loud. A lot bit into writing. My style is all over the place, but I guess I have a distinctive style to my stuff no matter what genre it is. I'm still in high school, and I've only been fully invested in my writing for about a year. My life is spent in a library, book store, photography room, dance studio, and on the computer. I'm a bit of a nerd. Sometimes I wonder if classic authors wrote things knowing that they would be over analyzed and critiqued through the years. I sort of hate tearing apart classic literature in class. I prefer to take things as they were written. Any suggestions on my stories, or recommendations of stuff to read on here, review/PM me!
If you care about what I have to spit on the regular in non-fiction format, read the blog that I have with my friend wavesofwords. (hermitscanhavefuntoo (dot)tumblr (dot) com)
"They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
"There's a small number of people in the back of the train who fiercely argue about when it will go off the rails, and whether the driver is really dead, and whether the train can be slowed down by everyone just calming down and acting as though everything was all right. These people are the economists, and some of the first-class passengers pay them very well for their predictions about whether the train is doing all right and which side of the car they should lean into to prevent their hats from falling off on the next corner.
Everyone else ignores them." -Cory Doctrow, For The Win.
"I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again." -This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"Every author ought to write every book as if he were going to be beheaded the day he finished it."- Thomas Park D'invilliers in This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry." - The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road."- Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger.
"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger.
Lost In Translation: Gabrielle is confident&self assured,the product of being raised by a family full of CIA agents.The one thing that seems to get under her skin is Addison's accent,which sends them into constant tiffs.But could the two have more in common than they know?
“That was just about the most repugnant thing I’ve ever heard.”
“Then you’ve obviously never heard yourself speak,” I bit back quickly.
He grinned cockily at my words, leaning back in his chair comfortably and looking at me through the hair that had fallen into his eyes. “Your mom didn’t seem to mind last night.” Apparently the ever sophisticated British could appreciate a good ‘yo mamma’ joke. He chuckled at my shocked expression before continuing. “And neither does any other girl on this continent. Except you..” He lowered his voice to a husky whisper before leaning across the desk, resting his elbows on it comfortably. “Come on then, G.” I raised my eyebrow at the use of just my initial. No one ever shortened my name that much, and somehow in his accent the sound of it was even more infuriating. “What do you want to hear me say? Most of you American girls melt into a bloody puddle once I say ‘Hello.’ Haven’t you gotten the memo? Resistance is futile. Might as well put out now.”
Always A Pleasure: A long standing bet brings Ace Hardway face to face with the first girl who doesn't fall for him in seconds; and she brings him to his knees. rated M to be safe. ONHOLD.
"This seat taken?" The nameless girl looked up at the movement, and a look of utter disdain crossed her face before she averted her gaze once again. Whoa. Ace tried a more forward approach, placing his hand on her knee and speaking again. "I don't believe we've met. I'm Ace. And you are?" The girl reached up to her ear and pulled out a pair of head phones that had been expertly concealed behind her hair and under her clothes.
"About to castrate you if you don't get your goddamn hands off of me." Ace jerked his hand off her knee lightning quick, responding to the fierceness in her words, and the instinctual desire not to end his baby making days at 17.
The Interview: one-shot. Leonard Hicks and his slightly unconventional approach to the college interview.
"You wanted to know about my passions. I've got lots, if you want me to be honest. We could be here for hours, if I told you about all of them. I'm quite the passionate person. Maybe you could tell me which kind of passions you want to hear about? I'm assuming it's not the kind of passion you have sitting in your reception area, though she must be a nice kind of passion to indulge in."
The professor's eyebrows rose in surprise.
"Oh, do tell me if I miss my mark with this," Leonard continued, "but I've deduced a lot from your office. I've got great deduction skills, I've been told, and I guess you could say that's one of my passions. Now, that receptionist with the nice pair of legs out there, the one who knows exactly what those heels do to her legs?" Leonard placed his right foot back on the ground, leaning forward towards the professor's desk. "It's only a guess, but I'd say she's one of your greater passions. Your desk is pretty clear, you know? Practically shines with the amount of cleaning you must do. I'd guess you clean it twice daily with lemon pledge. How messy do your little trysts with the resident bit of passion get, if your clean up job is so thorough?"