the light in the dark: a writing blog

Oct 19, 2014

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Oct 6, 2014

poison in two parts

part ii: i am the pot

 She was absolutely beautiful (especially in the heart), so the explosion was my fault. After all, by this point, I was the boiling pot. Curiously enough, I was also the frog.

 Sure, perhaps she could have been more attentive, but the destruction was mine. She’d heard the stories, but I was the one who knew them by heart. She made a mistake, but I took it personally, though there was no blame to take.

 I promise she has a good heart. One of the purest I’ve ever seen. Abandonment is my weak spot and she hit it solid. She was busy and she forgot and that’s okay, because even in the worst of moments, her intentions were never vile.

 Through it all, her heart remained pure. She’s the beauty, and I turned poison. Except this poison is a little different. There’s a catch.

 It only kills that in which it resides.

Oct 5, 2014

poison in two parts

part I : it begins with small doses

Just like boiling a frog, the best way to poison is through gradual doses.

It starts small, and then gets deadlier and deadlier until you’re in too far to save yourself.

 It’s trickier when you choose your own poison.

 In my defense, I didn’t know it was polluted. My very first poisoning was at age 7: too young to know that people could be so deadly.

 In fourth grade, I did it again. And then again in seventh. The last piece of poison came in twelfth, but by that time, I think I was so infected that the poison became me.

 Fourth grade poison was the worst poison. She was new and wonderful and we were friends from the get-go and nothing could possibly go wrong.

 Then junior high and high school snatched her. She latched onto anyone who had a name. I was quiet and nameless and didn’t give her fame, so her claws released me into the scary jungle. This beautiful creature leaked so much poison and it wasn’t even her fault. I don’t think she realized that she was even infected.

Oct 4, 2014

City of Sucker Punches: Part Two

Goodness gracious. I apologize sincerely. Wrote half of a book review, and then took off for a month! I’ve been having a bit of a health crisis lately: been coughing since march without any clue why, and then I’ve developed bronchitis on top of that, so I’ve been a bit of a mess lately. However, I’m writing this while sipping on some Throat Coat tea (with honey, of course!), which helped get my…

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Sep 23, 2014

Brand New Knowledge: Part II

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Sep 22, 2014

writing sprint: 20 minutes

Brand New Knowledge: Part I

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Sep 21, 2014

i’ve decided i want to use this blog a bit more to share my writing. i have a lot of projects going on, so why not share? my goal is if there’s a sentence or two, or a paragraph that i really enjoy, i’ll just put it up here. 

because boy, do i have a LOT of projects. 

I already know what I’m doing for NaNoWriMo, which is a big load off. I’ll be working on the third book in the Layogenic series, and the entire series is already outlined, so all I need to do is write it. 

So basically here are the books I’m working on…. (please don’t mind my horrible summaries. they need a lot of work)

Layogenic series (this is my dearest darling series that has captured all of my heart and time) 

16-year-old Sawyer Harlem finds a diary in his attic, and the diary is from the 1660s. His best friend Isobel Mulvoy is under the impression that the woman who owned it, Bristol Keesler survived both the plague and the Great Fire of London, and so her new goal becomes to prove herself right. However, when they find out information about Bristol’s son, things get a lot more complicated.

 Transfer student Norah Delano has a secret so dangerous that it’s slowly killing her. Twelve-year-old Sabrina Harlem and thirteen-year-old Tucker Madisen get paired together on a school project, unaware of how much this will change the both of them. 

Life Continues (very much of a working title considering the idea came to me less than a week ago)

Two years ago, Remi Weston tried to kill herself, and her twin brother Jack was the only one who treated her as the same Remi who he’d always known and loved. This is the story of her life following the incident, because life does go on. 

Come As You Are 

Kinsley, after a gap year because her parents didn’t trust her health enough, is off to college, in Florida, just like she’s always wanted. She doesn’t have to be the sick girl, and she can be who she wants, because pretending is easy when no one knows you. Then she meets Landon, who is so honest, and faithful, and raw, that she forgets why she thought pretending was so great. 

Don’t Forget Me (a novella)

Grace’s fiance Emery died in a car accident a week ago. She grieves, and suddenly, she receives a note to meet him at their spot in the park, and she sees him. Now she keeps on seeing him over and over again: alive, dying, and dead, and she can’t stop it. 

Sep 21, 2014


I saw a prompt and I couldn’t hold back. (yeahwriters) Had some cool handwriting fonts on Word, but sadly it was lost because the internet doesn’t do that. Also, this makes hardly any sense without the context of my novel series, but I thought I’d put it down anyways. 

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Sep 10, 2014

The Aftermath of an Emotional Breakdown


A little maroon box labeled, “Positivity”

Little bits of paper

Different handwriting and different addressers,

but all the same addressee: me

Folded, torn, creased

They’re not in great condition,

but I like to keep them.

One I’ve had since I was eight.

Another since twelve

The rest expanding from fourteen to now.

I like to remember the ordinary

Little glances into the year

Friends and smiles and tears

And it’s a shame that most are gone

since I was mad.


Aug 31, 2014

City of Sucker-Punches: Part One

City of Sucker-Punches: Part One

It’s not Thursday, but I finished City of Heavenly Fire on Friday, and I have a lot of words to say. This has become rather long, so I’m splitting it into two parts. 

Part One will look at three main characters who pull the story forward: Clary, Jace, and Sebastian. Those with many names. 

Part Two will look at everyone else: Alec, Isabelle, Simon, and Magnus (possibly)

As I wrote this, it became…

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