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2018 Anthems

As we approach the end of the year, the internet is sure to be flooded with bloggers and amateur musicians …

Lights, Candles, Tradition

Temperature drops to the negatives. Malls extend their glittering arms. The choir wanders the school, carrying the age-old tune of …

Looking Back on NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month—also known as NaNoWriMo—is when aspiring authors, vexed procrastinators, and precocious middle schoolers around the world challenge …

Backbone

And just like that, it’s gone. Eleven months of 2018. Just about nearing my eighteenth year of being on this …

어느 날 갑작스럽게

유명 연예인 J씨가 자살한 다음날, 나는 집에서 크리스마스 파티를 열었다. 남의 불행에 겹친 나의 행복은 낮설게 다가오지 않았다. “얼마나 외로웠을까.” …

Perfectionist

It was a creative writing class, they said, but I should have known the minute the instructor got us to …

Faint

(adj.) A word to describe indistinct things; hazy at the edges. A vague silhouette somewhere in the dim past, not …

백반만큼 적당하고 순수하고 아름다운

그래서- 왜 한국어로는 글을 쓰지 않느냐고? *** 머릿속에서 점점 윤곽이 잡혀가는 등장인물들은 매번 나와 거리가 그리 멀지 않다. 주인공은 필히 여자아이로. …

In Which One Escapes

Pause. “What’s the word?” Pause. My AP Seminar teacher struggles, for a split second, to phrase something- to pinpoint a …

Quote

Today I end my 3 week summer ethics course at Northwestern University. I left a goodbye note for each person, …