Letters to Wassily



I say unto you: there is no beginning and we do not tremble, we are not sentimental.

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  • Dude, don’t tell me I need a “less corporate” guitar when you play a Fender Tele and are telling me to buy a Martin.


  • #pretty sure I got negged tonight      




    April 13, 2014

    1 week ago





  • "Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
    Too noble to neglect
    Deceived me into thinking
    I had something to protect
    Good and bad, I define these terms
    Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I’m younger than that now"
    Bob Dylan, “My Back Pages”

  • #Bob Dylan      #My Back Pages      #I define these terms      #words to live by      




    March 26, 2014

    4 weeks ago





  • Lillian Rising

    How could Joan Vollmer escape death? Is giving her life back to her still stripping her of her agency? Or is it more complicated than that? I tried to tackle these questions in my short story, “Lillian Rising,” in which I took many, many liberties and which Connotation Press has published in their mid-March issue.


  • #lillian rising      #connotation press      




    March 18, 2014

    1 month ago





  • The a-ha moment when you figure out what your story needs to make it work feels so, so good.


  • #the writing life      




    March 13, 2014

    1 month ago





  • "There isn’t a thing to eat down there in the rabbit hole of your bitterness except your own desperate heart. If you let it, your jealousy will devour you."
    Dear Sugar #69, We Are All Savages Inside

  • #words to live by      #dear sugar      #hey jealousy      




    March 12, 2014

    1 month ago





  • Used up the first notebook I’m writing my novel in. On to the second. I need to learn to write smaller. I’d like to keep things contained to a single notebook in the future. If I had wanted multiple things to carry around and sort through, I’d have just written the novel in my journals.

    Used up the first notebook I’m writing my novel in. On to the second. I need to learn to write smaller. I’d like to keep things contained to a single notebook in the future. If I had wanted multiple things to carry around and sort through, I’d have just written the novel in my journals.


  • #writing life      #more paper more problems      #notebooks      




    March 11, 2014

    1 month ago





  • The way the sky reverberates with heat and expectation.


  • #woodward      #Roanoke      




    March 8, 2014

    1 month ago





  • "I began to be a woman at twelve, or more properly, a genius."
    Mary Maclane, I Await the Devil’s Coming

  • #mary maclane      #I await the devil's coming      #feminist arrogance      #feminist honesty      




    March 7, 2014

    1 month ago





  • "The highest thing one can do in literature is to succeed in saying that thing which one meant to say."
    Mary Maclane, I Await the Devil’s Coming

  • #Mary maclane      #I await the devil's coming      #writing life      




    1 month ago





  • "To be a woman, young and all alone, is hard—hard!—is to want things, is to carry a heavy, heavy weight."
    Mary MacLane, I Await the Devil’s Coming

  • #mary maclane      #I await the devil's coming      #to be a woman      




    March 5, 2014

    1 month ago





  • "Even abundant talent can’t survive a lack of stubborn perseverance."
    Rick DeMarinis

  • #writing life      #words to live by      




    March 3, 2014

    1 month ago





  • A few more from the New World.


  • #live music      #tampa      #new world brewery      #girl with guitar      #gretsch guitar      




    March 2, 2014

    1 month ago





  • I think this is where I was bragging about my mad “Gucci Gucci” karaoke skills. Photo by Eternal Oblivion.

    I think this is where I was bragging about my mad “Gucci Gucci” karaoke skills. Photo by Eternal Oblivion.


  • #acoustic bbq      #new world brewery      #live music      #tampa      #girl with guitar      #gucci gucci      




    1 month ago






  • #truth      




    February 12, 2014

    2 months ago





  • Speaking of consumerism…as of 7pm yesterday, she’s mine.

    Speaking of consumerism…as of 7pm yesterday, she’s mine.


  • #Gretsch guitar      #Gretsch 6118 Anniversary      #guitar collecting      




    February 9, 2014

    2 months ago





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