Bright Places

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

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...

Dear Tomorrow Me, You are going to be in high school in less than twenty-four hours. I have a few words of advice from your...

The Comparison Game Recently, I was engaging in an activity I know is pointless…dangerous, even. I'm sure you've done it, too. It’s something I like...

Summer is nearly over, but I have no doubt that you are feeling on top of the world as the days free of study,...

The definition of homesickness? I used to think it was a joke. Homesickness never really applied to me. I’ve lived in England for as long as...

Claustrophobia is simply described as the fear of enclosed spaces, but in reality it stretches far greater than that. It is living inside your mind,...