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This words makes me immediately think of my daughter PIper. It was really hard when she was a newborn and life was tough. However, everything was worth it and I can’t even imagine my life without her. Now I’m also thinking about my nephew Joel and how hard my sister Laurel and her husband Jered must think life is right now. It gets better!!! They seem so tired.

» Posted By Mattie On 03.27.2016 @ 6:09 pm


The starry night sky loomed over me as I sat alone in my backyard.

My mind wandered.

I thought about everything – what had happened between us the day before, what was happening to her now, if she was sitting alone just like I was, thinking about us.

» Posted By Mattie On 08.21.2014 @ 11:55 am

That was what her shirt looked like on the first day of school. Starry.

That’s not to say it had stars on it. But it was covered in sparkles – delicate little sequins against a black background that make it look like she had purchased her own personal sky at Forever 21.

» Posted By Mattie On 08.21.2014 @ 11:49 am


It happened so fast. I don’t know how or why it did, but it started and was over in an instant. The words left my lips and flew through the air towards her ears, and her face contorted in a response that didn’t need explaining. I said that I loved her.

» Posted By Mattie On 06.29.2013 @ 7:35 pm


Whenever I think of science, I think of my Papa, who was a scientist, as well as an amazing man. I’m terrible at science. There are so many different branches of science and I happen to be bad at all of them. Chemitry—horrid, although I managed to pass it with an “A” and a “B” sophomore year. Biology—meh… although it is kind of interesting, despite me falling asleep in class every day in 9th grade. What else is there, physics? I have no idea how I am at physics, I have that class this coming fall. I hope I am good at it, my future depends on me getting good grades. But science is so much more than high school classes. It’s like studying things in the least opinionated way. It can make or break the future. Science and scientists help us learn and discover new things. Whether that’s good or not depends on whether or not you believe ignorance is bliss. I for one, believe the later, but I also feel the need to fill myself with knowledge that is useless and useful. I guess science, like life is what you make it. I just hope I can make my life as fulfilling as my favorite scientist, my Papa.

» Posted By mattie On 07.05.2012 @ 9:18 pm


when i was in third grade we had a playground with rocks on it. i knew that i would get in trouble for throwing rocks. everyone who threw rocks always got in trouble. but inevitable, one day, i threw rocks at a boy.

» Posted By Mattie On 09.27.2011 @ 9:25 pm


There is an elastic tie that has kept me trapped to my circumstances. I am not able to run forward or move backward. I am tied here for possibly, eternity. I don’t know how long I am able to last

» Posted By mattie On 08.10.2011 @ 4:25 pm


Rage clouded my throat in a boiling mass, catching at my lips just as it was about to pour over. My clamped mouth scalded with the heat of words bit back, and threatened to overflow. The ground warmed with the red flowing from your body, the iced soil thawing just a little to welcome it. Bile blackened my throat, pushing words even closer to my lips.

» Posted By Mattie On 08.03.2011 @ 9:56 am


I would wake up early every day. Do the wok assigned. Rode my bike down to the store to pick up something from a list one day. Met your eyes from across the room. And all my prayers were answered.

» Posted By Mattie On 07.08.2011 @ 11:16 am


There was a crane on a boat with a face in the side. They ran and ran all night without a care in the world, then one day there was another crane with a face that had to scream with all it’s might before it had to know what was really ging on, and they ran until they hit the sky with all their might,. I don’t know what you’re talking about they would say, but no one heard becasue they just ran ans the crane waited for them to come back

» Posted By Mattie On 07.03.2011 @ 11:56 pm


I only went to camp once, with my friend in 9th grade. Before that, I thought I didn’t want to waste my summer at a camp. After, I was upset I’d wasted my summer anywhere else…

» Posted By Mattie On 05.05.2011 @ 7:59 am

I’ve never been to summer camp. My friends in elementary school have. I feel like I’m missing out on something. You watch all of those movies and watch TV shows of kids finding love and discovering parts of themselves at camp. I always went tos kating practice. I guess you could say it was a kind of camp. However, we were always on the ice and I went home at the end of every day. I didn’t knoww hat it was like ot not stay at home. Strange.

» Posted By Mattie On 05.04.2011 @ 12:51 pm


She lay in the bed of clover, a blue arch of nothing above her that reflected itself in her dark eyes. Her mouth took shape around words, but I could not hear any of them, as I was too drawn up in her figure, in her smiling face that laughed at the sky.

» Posted By Mattie On 05.01.2011 @ 8:55 am


Drink myself dry til the empty fills me up. No more space to fill with words

» Posted By Mattie On 04.11.2011 @ 6:39 am

take me. fill me. invent a liquid to put in my bones. drip it down lightly and wet my insides until it runs out of my fingers and into my toes. fill me slowly.

» Posted By Mattie On 04.11.2011 @ 6:38 am


With all this social networking, it seems like everyone is connected. I talk to my best friends every day on Facebook and Skype. I’m updated on my friends’ lives via Twitter, so it feels like I never miss a beat. But sometimes I wish I had the courage to just pick up the phone and dial…

» Posted By Mattie On 04.07.2011 @ 10:52 am


I’m terrified of audiences. What if I screw up? It will be for all the world to see.

» Posted By Mattie On 03.27.2011 @ 8:09 pm


It takes a lot of work to be a volleyball player. At one point I had to spend over an hour working on my approach. I spent that entire time running and jumping into an empty air space. No ball, no net, just oxygen and shiny gym floor.

» Posted By Mattie On 03.22.2011 @ 5:54 pm


My eyes are all read and puffy. I know that for the next two minutes, I will have everyone’s attention. Here we go – nerves, sadness, insecurity and all – diving into the unknown. As long as I have this group listening to me, right now, I might as well make a statement.

» Posted By Mattie On 03.10.2011 @ 5:05 pm


Here we are, walking in tandem; one of us shuffles forward, so does the other. One steps back, the other steps back. Like mirrors. I can’t tell who moves first. For a heartbeat I almost tricked myself into thinking we were twins.


» Posted By Mattie On 03.07.2011 @ 6:16 pm


I find you sitting outside my locker, reading a book. You’ve settled in as if this was part of our weekly routine. “Let’s head to the library,” I suggest. You disagree. For the next hour we sit there together, not sure who’s in control.

» Posted By Mattie On 03.04.2011 @ 3:10 pm


I’m in a world so shaken up you’d think it was a snow globe. Most of the people around me are crying and hugging one another. Others are just standing there. Alone. Nothing could shake them out of their misery. Me? I’m calm, cool, collected. But then I see them. I lose everything. Tonight won’t be our last night together, everyone says. But deep inside, we know. It’s final.

» Posted By Mattie On 03.03.2011 @ 12:45 pm


in the basement are piles of boxes, some empty and some full. The empty ones are there in case I’ll need a box, but once or twice a year I have to take them all out and burn them because they do tend to accumulate. The full boxes I need to sort through and discard the things that never will be used, and repack the potentially useful. It’s always a challenge to keep a basement orderly.

» Posted By mattie On 01.26.2011 @ 6:13 am


A rocket may be a miisive to send a letter to the man in the moon. If it rockets off too fast, the moon will be missed by a million miles and the letter will be lost, just like the package that I failed to receive from the UPS man when I didn’t know the addressee.

» Posted By mattie On 01.25.2011 @ 5:53 am


I solved my problems and frustrations in relationships by searching in the word of God to see what is the right way to relate to problem people. It tells me to love my enemies, and the enemies who are hardest to love are in closest proximity. So the solution to enemies is to love them into being friends, to treat them like friends with love.

» Posted By mattie On 01.24.2011 @ 10:48 am


Once upon a time there was a birthday girl who wanted nothing more than to cook pasta with her friends, so they spent two hours in the kitchen making delicious food to eat later. Finally, she sat down in the dining room, at the long and shiny mahogany table, and ate her heart out. Do you remember those days?

» Posted By Mattie On 01.18.2011 @ 5:50 pm


if there were no consequences, i would kiss you. we could run through the snow and laugh together, just like every day, but things would be different. for once, everyone else would be right, and “once upon a time” would be all the time.

» Posted By Mattie On 01.14.2011 @ 3:07 pm


There is no better way to reach a destination than by picking the greatest route. Perhaps one may fly with invisible wings, or mayhap travel underwater, breathing next to a dolphin friend. Even so, there are still the car and the train, silly little contraptions, nothing more than deadly chunks of metal flying across the ground; when in fact, there are so many better ways to get places.

» Posted By Mattie On 01.01.2011 @ 1:45 pm


sometimes i wonder if i would be better off without some of my friends. i never talk to isabella and yet she acts as though we’re besties. richard is a bipolar jerk who’s totally sweet most of the time but a complete obsessive meanieface the other half. i just don’t know what to do. is it wrong to dislike their lack of loyalty? or are they really toxic friends?

» Posted By Mattie On 12.30.2010 @ 4:25 pm


He won’t see me, won’t look in my direction. I wonder why that is. I wonder if it’s because he’s so perfect and I’m so… not. I guess I’m just below his radar.

» Posted By Mattie On 11.06.2010 @ 12:31 pm

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