"Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man. Work like a boss." ~Anonymous

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Author’s Note: In this piece I experimented with similes, and really tried to stress the emotions from a unknown perspective. I did this by using adjectives, and asking questions.

Everything was falling apart, of this I was certain, and I watched it slid away like sand between your fingers. It pained me to think that all of this seemingly endless suffering, or so it seemed, would've all been prevented if one word hadn’t been said. Who knew that a word could have so much power, enough to change a lifetime? Then there you are, struggling to pick up the pieces of shattered glass, but not without getting some cuts in the meantime. I didn’t understand what had come over me, in the one moment, I had felt empowered. Now, sitting here, I remember telling myself I’d regret this, but the anger and tears shoved me forward before I had a chance to get my emotions in check. As I turned around to walk away, I could already feel the realization hitting me hard like a brick into my gut, it knocked the wind out of me. All that left my lips that moment was, “Goodbye,” and it left me with a mess I couldn’t seem to undo.


  1. Heartfelt, touching, and emotional. I loved the simile you used in the beginning, very original. Your voice and emotional side shines through this piece. Inspirational!

  2. Dito.... Tien always has the perfect things to say. By the way, I think dito in spanish is idem. I'm not 100% sure though...