Author has written 6 stories for General, and Life.
(Where no one knows my name)
My pen name comes from one of my all-time favorite songs.
(I just want to go somewhere where no one knows my name- Boston by Augustana)
Writing is my escape from reality. Welcome to my world.
On Fanfiction, I am LeviosaLove
About my stories/poems:
I have recently published my first piece, Wholesome. It was written after a fairly rough day, when I saw the quoted snippet from Plato's Symposium concerning soulmates, and this piece just spilled out of me. I'm pretty much a total 'good girl', but I'm not as happy-go-lucky and simple as people think. This was written to vent my feelings regarding that.
Ashes and Stars- This is a very, very spontaneous poem. I was in the car on my way to my uncle's funeral, hashing out an essay for school when I looked to the side and saw someone crying in their car, looked up and saw the stars and I just... Well, there it is.
Dissonance- I've promised myself something, and I'll stick to it. as long as I can find something worth taking note of, I'll fill one lilac sticky note a day with anything I want to hold on to- or let go of. I'd like to think, that after a while, they'll really start to mean something as they connect- a chain of thought, words, and feelings that people just might be able to relate to. Okay, explanation time! In class, I was listening to someone's conversation, and all of a sudden, my mind went blank, and I took a pen, a sticky note, and I started writing. I filled 3 sticky notes with poetry/writing/rambling in Homeroom, 3 more in first period, and then, everyday I'd write something else on a sticky note, go home and stick it on my bulletin board. And now I'm publishing them. Take that, society!
Eleven- This was not originally a poem. It was me, adding to a long-forgotten bucket list my old friends and I once shared. We were so close to 100, but we fell apart. So I added the last eleven, and I was alone as I wrote, and remained that way. No one ever read those lonely words. Now, I'm sharing them.
The Elsewhere Quest- Written in a moment of possibility. This one's actually a story! Do you ever just see, clearly for a moment the infinite number of courses reality could take, the infinite possibilities for what is going to happen next. But then, the unremarkable wins out- and you're stuck in the same place you've always been. But somewhere, the other thing happens. Somewhere, it exists- everything you've ever dreamed of. A world where you can be everything you've ever wanted to be and more- a world where you belonged? Starting with a note on a hillside, dropped by a swallow, one of those somewheres takes flight, and makes our world all the better for it.
Lionheart/The Lost Key- My friend Megan and I have recently had an idea for a novel-type story, regarding soulmates, lionhearts, and so much more. We may or may not post it once we hash out the details and actually write it. We have about 5 pages of 'notes' (basically plot points/bunnies, snippets of dramatic dialogue, character attributes/names, quotes, concepts, and a wordle.
So that's that.
About Me (Feel free to skip. I'm not such an exciting person as I'd like to think I am.)
I am not a legal adult (Nor do I have my license), and am still in school.
I'm a hopeful writer, musician and surfer. I live by the beach in NC, but I was born in Pennsylvania. I love the outdoors, and the ocean is my passion. Well, one of them anyways! Along with writing, reading, music, lacrosse, running, girl scouting, art, pottery babysitting... Well, you get the picture. If you think I can't possibly juggle all that, a social life, sleep and school...
Then you'd be absolutely right, and I have a nervous breakdown practically every week. But I wouldn't trade my life for anything.
So even though I'm incredibly blessed and sheltered and (relatively) naive, I'm hoping that my works will have an element of depth to them, because of
A) the incredible, subtle cruelty of kids, adults that I've seen and experienced firsthand
B) the fact that death is a very real concept to me
and just because of the fact that I want to change the world some day.
That makes every day seem like more than it is, and every thought and action mean ever so much more.
After all, we only have one shot at life. Why not change this world for the better?
Why be just as everyone else, when you can be yourself?
I am a buzz kill. and a goody two-shoes.
I can be uptight and self-righteous.
I'll stand up for others, but not myself.
I sometimes upstage people, but I don't like the spotlight.
I care way too much.
I hate to disappoint people, and I don't always handle failure well.
Sometimes it seems like I exist to please others.
I love the smell of grass with morning dew.
I spin around, feeling light as air, then I feel someone's eyes on me, and wilt, until they turn away and i can be myself again.
I lose myself in music and words, and it's the happiest I can ever be.
Because being who you are is really about losing yourself in the things that you love.
I go running in my neighborhood at sunrise just to stand by the retention pond and watch the great blue heron fly.
I surf at sunset and sunrise, and no creature on earth is as infinite or as insignificant as I am when I'm in weightless in the drop.
I'm the type of girl who doesn't want to belong to anyone but herself.
And I don't know who I am.
I've got so much figuring out to do, but here I am.
'It's time to begin, isn't it, I get a little bit bigger but then, I'll admit, I'm just the same as I was. Now don't you understand? I'm never changing who I am.'
- Imagine Dragons, It's Time
I'm the girl who is always there, who always tries too hard, who is so, so terrified of disappointing anyone.
'But the rain won't fall for the both of us, the sun won't shine on the both of us. Believe me when I say, that I wouldn't have it any other way. 'Cause these walls they're crashing down...And I keep coming up short'
- Imagine Dragons, Amsterdam
I'm the girl that can ponder the mysteries of the universe as someone points and laughs at her, and decide that we aren't confined to what they know.
'You may know one me, and I may know one you. But I can't know every you and you can't know every me.'
- David Levithan, Every You, Every Me
I'm the girl that everyone thinks they know. But they don't.
Maybe no one ever will.
If only they'd look a little harder.
Thank you for being exactly who you are. Never change.
The world needs you, exactly as you are.
That's the end of that. Maybe you know me a little better, or maybe you're just confused. Either way, thank you for reading the philosophical, song-filled, painfully honest ramblings of my melodramatic teenage mind.
Isn't it funny how
but when we look back
everything is different?
- C.S. Lewis
We can easily forgive a child
who is afraid of the dark.
The real tragedy of life
is when men are afraid of the light.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
'I can't stand to fly
'Even heroes have the right to bleed
Superman by Five for Fighting (John Ondrasik)
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