Bright Places

Wander the world. Make it lovely. Leave something behind.

Calling all siblings, young and small, old and tall, here’s the truth about your little sister or brother. They might annoy you and have...

I feel like I left a part of me behind when I left you behind. You were all that I could think about as...

Dear 15-year-old me, I know life is hard right now. But you will get through this; I promise you will because you are very strong....

Dear Fourteen-Year-Old Me, Don’t do it. I know what you’re thinking, and it is not a good idea. He is only going to cause problems...

It’s that time of year again. The time of craving carved creations and strangely satisfying scary faces. It seems, though, that before we realize...

The short story. These are the words that send many writers packing for the hills. How does one create memorable characters, conflict, and tie...

Dear 10-Year-Old Me, I miss being you. I try to copy you, but I can’t leave aside everything that has happened to me since, good...

“One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." –Tom Wolfe New York City is...

Dear Future Me, You have been through a lot, there is no denying that. Do you deserve better? Yeah, you would like to think so....

“Putting someone’s needs above your own desires.” “Forgiving someone without consequences.” “Letting someone have that LAST piece of cake.” These are all common beliefs of what love...