• Maddie commented on the post, reflection 1 year, 5 months ago

    Reflections
    refracted
    by light
    Reflections
    refracted by
    time
    Reflections
    refracted by
    reality.

  • Maddie commented on the post, treasure 2 years, 9 months ago

    It was not the treasure he had expected to find, but this journey was not wasted. He had never felt more alive than when he was with her, and although the box was empty when they found it, he had found something even more precious in her.

  • Maddie commented on the post, pointed 2 years, 9 months ago

    “I don’t love you.” She said it pointedly and without any hesitation. There was no softness in her voice, no sympathetic eyes, but there was a clear displeasure about being approached by such a ridiculous notion as this

  • Maddie commented on the post, chosen 3 years, 2 months ago

    “She was the chosen one,” they said, “born to save His people.” But she wasn’t. She knew she had never been chosen for anything. There was another, she knew, who was on his way whom He chose. But he had not come yet. We are all still waiting.

  • Maddie commented on the post, chosen 3 years, 2 months ago

    “She was the chosen one. Born to save His people,” they said. But she wasn’t. She had never been chosen for anything. There was another, she knew, who He chose and who would save. But he had not come yet. We are still waiting.

  • Maddie commented on the post, aunt 4 years, 9 months ago

    She was my tía, my aunt. When I was little and we used to go down and sit in the shop with her and she would tell us stories of her youth. Only some days… some days we would go in and ask her to tell us a story and she would smile her sad smile and say, Not today Muñequitas. Not today.

  • Maddie commented on the post, mention 6 years, 7 months ago

    They were always careful not to mention the “D word” (depression) around me. As if I couldn’t even handle hearing the word. As if, the moment I heard it spoken something in my brain would snap and I would suddenly breakdown again.

  • Maddie commented on the post, employees 6 years, 7 months ago

    She looked around at her fellow employees. “What am I doing?” she thought to herself, “I don’t belong here. I don’t want to be stuck doing the same boring desk job, with the same boring people, with the same boring life. How will I ever find out who I want to be if I don’t try to find myself first?” The first step seemed obvious. So, when the…[Read more]

  • Maddie commented on the post, somebody 6 years, 7 months ago

    A face in the crowd,
    A aquaintence in passing
    I knew him once,
    But not anymore
    He is gone from my life
    I see him no more.

  • Maddie commented on the post, draw 6 years, 7 months ago

    I did not dwell on my broken past. I knew that by doing so it would only weaken me. No, I had to keep moving forward. I had to learn to draw beauty from the pain.

  • Maddie commented on the post, use 6 years, 7 months ago

    The word use
    Has more than one use
    It can rhyme with fuse
    or it can rhyme with moose

  • Maddie commented on the post, saturday 6 years, 12 months ago

    It was a sunny saturday afternoon. The wind was blowing and the water was flat. It was the perfect sailing day. So, I rigged a boat and set sail, hoping to maybe, finally, get away from this place.

  • Maddie commented on the post, hallowed 7 years, 1 month ago

    I went to my usual place by the hallowed out tree. It was peaceful, serene. I liked it there hidden away from the world. In a place that was all my own, where I could do whatever I wanted. Where I could be free.

  • Maddie commented on the post, alibi 7 years, 1 month ago

    alibi, oh alibi,
    it’s sweet music to my ears
    ringing sweetly as a lullaby
    That only I can hear
    Alibi, Oh alibi,
    You’ve saved me I’m free

  • Maddie commented on the post, attendant 7 years, 2 months ago

    The flight attendant annouced over the speakers, “Now boarding all passangers.” While gathering my bags, I couldn’t shake the feeling that what I was doing was wrong. I shouldn’t just take off, without so much as […]

  • Maddie commented on the post, drifting 7 years, 3 months ago

    We were drifting apart and I knew it. I could see in his face that he knew it too, but niether of us said anything. We didn’t want to come to terms with reality. We both knew that deep down inside, that it wasn’t […]

  • Maddie commented on the post, fixed 7 years, 3 months ago

    What has been broken can never be truely fixed. It will always be broken in a way. Never fully back in its original condition. It happens to innanimate objects, and it happens with people. The difference is when […]

  • Maddie commented on the post, fixed 7 years, 3 months ago

    The ballot was fixed of course. She didn’t actually win, that was just what the results said. You could see the confused expressions on everyone’s faces. They were all so sure that Katy had won.

  • Maddie commented on the post, dismissed 7 years, 3 months ago

    The second the bell rang, we were immediately dismissed from class. The hallways were crowded, people pushing past in a haste to get to where they were going.

  • Maddie commented on the post, princess 7 years, 6 months ago

    “You. A princess. You could never be a princess,” the girl sneered. But I kept my cool and looked at her, a placid expression on my face, and replied, “It is not what you wear or who you are that makes you a princess, it is what you do for others.”