Happiness is NOT what you think it is … What do you imagine when you think of a happy life? Living in a mansion on the edge of the ocean with a partner and family you love, where you can step right out onto the beach every morning? Buying things without having to look at…
Writing is Healing
Does writing about your trauma make it WORSE? If I had a quarter for how many times I’ve seen “self-reflection” and “journaling” on the list of items that can help improve your mental health and get you through traumatic experiences … I’d be on a yacht. Full-stop. But let’s take a step back. Followers of…
“The Hummingbird’s Sayang” Release
“The Hummingbird’s Sayang,” a new dark psychological romance by Faith Twardzik is AVAILABLE NOW as an eBook or paperback on Amazon. Plus, it’s FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited! Join us in celebrating this steamy and deeply resonating book by purchasing YOUR copy! 💔 Book Blurb 💔 He’s the Arab heir to a multi-million-dollar global corporation. She’s…
Looking for Arc Readers, Cover Endorsers, & Influencers!
Do you enjoy dark, literary romances? How about discovering the newest literary indie authors hitting the scene? What about getting an exclusive Arc copy of the book that 10k+ fans on IG are already LOVING? Well then, you’re in the right place! We are looking for just a few more Street Team Members, Cover Endorsers,…
“The Hummingbird’s Sayang” Book Jacket Blurb Release
Today I wanted to share the completed, official book jacket blurb for my upcoming novel “The Hummingbird’s Sayang” (releasing January 2022 on Amazon). Thank you so much for your support; it never ceases to amaze and humble me! Here goes, lovelies! *** From the award-winning author comes a luxuriously descriptive, decadently dark, and lusciously erotic…
Top 10 Foods for Weight Loss: How I Lost 80 Pounds in One Year
Believe it or not, three years ago I weighed 190 lbs. I know, it seems unbelievable. But at the time, I had absolutely no motivation to improve myself. My sole goal was to land a spot at one of my dream colleges. Nothing else mattered. I had no idea that my success would be inextricably…
20 Beginner Crypto Trading MUST KNOW Terms
A beginner’s list of the top 20 crypto trading terms you need to know before you start trading!
How to Start Trading Cryptocurrency: Complete Beginner’s Guide
So, you’ve been tantalized by the Bitcoin surge, “wow”-ed by the DOGE dip, enticed by all those Coinbase adds offering free crypto, and tempted by all those crypto traders on YouTube, who make thousands a day trading crypto. Who wouldn’t want to start trading after all the commotion crypto is making these days? I don’t…
Hell in a Packet
I think I speak for most when I say, quarantine has brought out the worst in us. To be fair, I think most of the issues we’re having were already there, hiding beneath the surface, mitigated by the monotonous regularity of our daily lives, our jam-packed schedules, our steadfast routines. Simply put, we had no…
Center Stage: a throwback to better days
On an ordinary Friday evening, I nursed a bowl of chicken noodle soup, laced with a dollop of kidney beans, a spoonful of steamed garlic mushrooms, and a layer of cheddar, melting from the scorch of the broth, dripping down the sides of the bowl, and wrapping up the topmost noodles in a soft, firm…
Flecks of Ash
A door slammed in the distance, and I glanced out the window. A slim figure, wrapped in a black wool overcoat, padded out onto her back porch, just up to the first step, after which the awning vanished and a layer of powdery white covered the ground. She gathered her fettucine strips in one hand,…
I Love It When You’re Like This
“It’s cold,” he said, which meant, I’m freezing. She could see it in the way his shoulders huddled inwards. He never could tolerate the cold. He was accustomed to sun-scorched sand dunes, balmy, 100-degree days and nights – that’s why he kept his room at a stately 80 degrees, day in and day out and…
The firefly that burns the brightest.
Devil in the Details: hot pink suitcase
It’s in the little things. It’s in the stark, hot-pink suitcase blazing beneath the sun’s harsh afternoon rays. Embattled by strife – you can see the bumps and bruises, bulges and dents, the little concavity in the top right-hand corner from when the ground crew had let it tumble off the chute from the airliner…
Death of a Hummingbird
Her cries wanted the ends of the earth to know that she, the Strong & Willful & Unbreakable, had finally allowed herself to be broken.
A Letter to College Students
Dear colleagues, We’ve been silent for long enough. I’ve held off for nearly three months now, on telling our story, because there are others whose stories were timelier, more distressing, more imperative. I don’t wish to overlook the plight of those who have been far unluckier than we. Of those who have suffered in far…
They Never Do, Darling
“Why am I here?”
The man frowned. The temperature in the room dropped by a few degrees.
“You’re our guest.”
She sat on the edge of the bed, facing the window. She wasn’t sure what time it was. The sunlight that streamed in through this window at all hours of the day, filtered by the leaves of the sallow, stalky tree just out front, seemed always to cast the room in an early morning glow….
He Was Gone
See, the thing about our garden, was that it was quite the cherished thing. Some families worship football season, throwing Super Bowl parties to rival the festivities of Bacchus himself. Some families worship their pets, showering plump Golden Retrievers with topnotch chew toys and grain free duck meat, until, of course, a youngling gets a…
Arsenic, For Flavor
The universe. It knows shit. You should be sad. I am sad. I don’t need you to remind me. Red Flags Funny [redacted]. It’s still your contact in my phone. I just overlooked it, every time we spoke. You were willing to overlook all the red flags. That’s what we do when we are in…
The Figurehead That Never Was
I can’t give you half of myself. I won’t. There, on some far-off bank, I can almost make us out. Bleeding out against the foreground of the waves in the distance. There are seashells underfoot, just here. Each step, little coral ridges cutting into your soles. A slow stripping away. So many of them! Not…
Lily of the Valley
The story of a girl from a paper town and a lily, lying cold against the stars on a far-off ship
Luring Little Girls with Lollipops
A parodic reinterpretation of BTS’s 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun Christmas skit performance
Bare Collarbones and Reinvention: Body
*** Trigger Warning *** The following article graphically depicts the human body and the effects of extreme weight loss. Please proceed with caution or do not continue if this content may be triggering to you. *** Physical A few weeks in, the first signs appeared. She can’t quite remember what it was that emerged first….
Method: A Twisted, Unparalleled Korean Romance
In Method, perilous obsession buds between stage actor Jae-ha and pop idol Yeong-woo.
Jimin’s “Promise”: A Raw, Blemished Beauty
Jimin’s long-awaited solo track proves to be an emotional triumph wracked with raw flaws.
The Pink Moon in a Drunken Sky
A portrait of the Woolsey fire, from the perspective of those who were in its path.
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