I’ve appeared on Rookie a total of five times—the fifth was posted today, here. So far I’ve responded to every single creative prompt the magazine has had, and I think it’s helped me to try and work with different ideas. It’s like a creative stimulant, and I like it.
I’m about to take my first university course midterm this morning. Like, the exam’s literally gonna begin in twenty-one minutes, and it’s a (I’ll give you a minute to ponder what subject it is) PHYSICS EXAM. I’d say I wasn’t nervous, but that’d be a lie. A DAMNED LIE, I SAY. The stress—or rather, the anxiety—is real.
The school put in a November reading week to decrease the amount of stress students have been under, which I appreciate. But yesterday someone committed suicide in one of the buildings, and it makes me uneasy and sad to know that the help doesn’t come early enough for everyone. I’ll write more on this subject later. All I’ll say for now is that it’s jarring.
Midterm time: T-minus fifteen minutes. I’m going in to the exam hall now—send me ALL the prayers for good fortune.
I want you to do me a favour. Look at the photo below:
Keep looking at it. Keeeeeep looking. Now zoom in on the kid in the orange shirt’s face.
OH MY GOD HE IS TERRIFIED.
Anyway, I have a lot—a lot a lot—of photos saved onto my phone, and I was searching and searching for something I no longer remember and I came across that gem. A true masterpiece, no? It’s the result of an outing to the local indoor amusement park, and it’s the best .jpg I’ve ever been a part of.
I was getting a ride home from university/college/what have you from my dad yesterday and I fell asleep in the car. I see the effects of my caffeine-free diet are beginning to show themselves. BUT I WILL PERSEVERE and SHUN THE CAFFEINE DEMON UNtil exam season enters with the flourish that it always does. Shhhhhhhh. That’s a secret.
Also! I’ve got another réponse créative up on Rookie, which you can read if you click here. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF A DANGEROUS GURL (they’re my faves).