friendship

C.S Lewis got it right: friendship is born when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"

Diving For Hearts
When it comes to people who have made minimal impact to you in your life, even extended periods of time spent together can't make you want to keep in touch or make you reach out to them. You're more t...
Shannon Clarke2 years ago
Living in Your Friend's Shadow
My mum once told me, you cannot change another person, you can only change how you handle them or the situations you face. And this, by principle, is something I live by. Okay, so we've all had that o...
Emrys Snow2 years ago
Thoughts of an Introvert
"...She tried to find herself in places that didn't exist..." I was a ghost to eyes who never bothered to look, a boring book to minds that never cared to read and a blank human canvas to those who ne...
Que Bella2 years ago
This Author Has No Stories
My first piece of writing here feels driven by seeing the words, under my profile picture, 'this author has no stories'. I was taken aback but how sad that made me feel. Like a life not lived or waste...
Sowing Seeds of Love
The picture above is courtesy of my wife who made this as a poster for an event we are planning in our town. Over the past 10 years, I've been working as an addiction and mental health counselor with ...
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Syeda Tashin2 years ago
Domestic Violence in a Same Sex Relationship
"What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say domestic violence?". The popular answer I've heard is 'a man abusing his girlfriend or wife'. My life revolves around soap operas and when it...
An Open Letter To My First Love
My first breakup was almost 3 years ago. I was 15 and in what felt like love with my best friend. Heartbreak is a difficult thing to describe unless the person you are explaining it to has experienced...
Suresh Nellikode2 years ago
Days with Fleas in My Ears
We had a peculiar neighbour. When I say peculiar, it goes to such an extent where I used to run away from his peculiarity of sustained high-pitched tone of whining. He has something or the other alway...
A Note to Him
It's been a year… A year of unanswered questions and undeserved silence… I had a dream last night and maybe that's why I felt compelled to write this, but the dream itself left me just as broken as th...
Evelyn Lallave2 years ago
Lost Identity
Some people have said to me that I have Sofia Vergara's accent and Kim Kardashian's exotic looks. It's easy for people to approach me, as I have a constant smile on my face, except when I'm "randomly ...
He's Not His Favorite Writer Anymore
If you don't know the man, then you should know the man. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe fuck yourself. I'll leave that for you to decide. He's something out of another dimension. A distant, but familiar plac...
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Swara 2 years ago
Shadows
It feels as if a percussion band is playing inside my head. I try to force my eyes open. I can make out a faint silhouette looming over me, but can’t do much more than squint. The light is too bright....
Cheeky Minx2 years ago
Things Never to Say
In keeping with one of my more popular posts, What We Need to Hear: Friends & Family Guide to PMDD, it only goes to follow that there are some things that friends and family who want to be supportive ...
Gabriella Grace2 years ago
Letters to the Me I Used to Be
Dear Me in 1984, I want you to know I am here and I love you. I am from the future and time travel is real but it is not what you might expect it to be, it is not like you see it in the movies. Each p...
Ian Emoon2 years ago
What's Your Deal?
Pulling herself off the black leather sofa to greet the man walking through her front door, Beth was a nervous wreck. Being clumsy was taking its toll and becoming an inconvenience as she unfolded her...
Edward Anderson2 years ago
Does Unfriending on Facebook Mean Unfriending In Real Life?
June is LGBT Pride month, even if the current resident of the White House won't recognize it. So it's fair to tell you that I am part of the community, I'll wait while you pick your jaws up off the fl...
Jane Smith2 years ago
Thoughts of a Person
Growing up people always said things to me, such as "Girl you got issues" or "There is something really wrong with that girl." Whether I was joking and being silly or being serious. Now after while th...
The Interpolated Girl
For a very large portion of my life, I've felt like I'm just kind of here. Just existing. I've had this feeling for a while, but more recently, it's been hitting harder. It's hard for me to feel this ...