New York Nights

As a child, I always dreamt of the world beyond what I could see. Now that I’m legally an adult (ugh), I realize belatedly that always looking towards the horizon meant missing what’s in front of me. Turns out, New York is an amazing backyard to play in. 

This past summer, I crossed two things off my New York Bucket List: Paint-Nite and Outdoor Movies. 

Painting + Open Bar + I-Don’t-Know-What-I’m-Doing = Paint-NiteRead More »

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[Poetry] Our Banyan Tree

There was a banyan tree growing in the sand, one leaf for every memory we shared, one branch for every year.

There were leaves turned crispy brown for every time we argued, growing next to leaves of bright green for every time we made up.Read More »

Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge: Completion!

As August winds down, I’m happy to say it’s Mission Accomplished with the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge. Not only did I read through the list *cough*by cheating and combining prompts together*cough*, but this challenge also reestablished a reading routine, which in turn, allowed me to stretch out my writing muscles. Stephen King knew what he was talking about.

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[Poetry] Amethyst

As red as a wildfire, impossible to tame,
Or the curve of her lips when she whispered his name.

As blue as the ocean, calm and composed,
Or his eyes when he confessed he needed her most.

As purple as the amethyst hugging her finger,
On the day they promised each other forever.

© Jade M. Wong