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Crystal Wishes

to thine own self write true


365 · 5:48am Nov 28th, 2019

Time moves so quickly and so slowly that it baffles me. The calendar is approaching my veritable D-day anniversary; it's almost been a year since something happened that broke me into so many pieces that I didn't think I could be put back together again.

I have been, over and over, berating myself for having nothing to show for a year of silence. I haven't written anything substantial. My programming projects languish. I have no tangible proof that anything has happened.

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"State of the Author" · 11:31pm Apr 29th, 2019

You're a world away
Somewhere in the crowd
In a foreign place
Are you happy now?

TL;DR: I am not dead, but I'm not active right now, either.

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How Quill Met Blade, pt 4 · 2:13pm Nov 8th, 2018

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.

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How Quill Met Blade, pt 3 · 8:33pm Nov 5th, 2018

There we two,
happy in being together,
speaking little,
perhaps not a word.

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How Quill Met Blade, pt 2 · 10:01pm Nov 4th, 2018

A magic moment I remember:
I raised my eyes and you were there.
A fleeting vision, the quintessence
Of all that's beautiful and rare.

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How Quill Met Blade, pt 1 · 1:58pm Oct 30th, 2018

In that book which is my memory
On the first page that is
The chapter when I first met you
Appear the words . . .
Here begins a new life

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Disabling Comments · 12:30am Oct 3rd, 2018

🎶 Add a little sugar, they say
Be a little sweeter, they say
Gotta give and take, but I say
This time it's my way, ah, my way

I'll do me
You do you
I don't need nobody's permission
I won't back down
Win or lose 🎶

I'm disabling comments on all of my stories—past, present, and future.

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Q&B Super Summer Jam - Final Results!! · 11:13pm Sep 17th, 2018


I could do a long-winded ramble about how much I loved every entry, but to save the anxiety in the air, I'll cut to the chase. I'll leave comments on the respective entry threads now that voting is over. I was worried that my opinions might "sway" folks with my thoughts or something, plus it'll end things on high notes for all our fantastic finalists.

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First ever Q&B writing contest! · 5:54pm Jul 8th, 2018

So, because I made a joke, Anzel and I are now hosting a writing contest for Q&B fans. (and, well, non-fans as well! anyone can participate!) A quick overview of the contest:

  • 3,000 words or less
  • Six prompts to choose from
  • Write about a Q&B character OR your own original character!
  • Deadline is September 1
  • Submissions are anonymous

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No Matter What ♥ · 4:05pm Feb 6th, 2018

"Pobody's nerfect."

My grandmother would always say this.

This twist of a phrase has always stuck with me.  It's both simple and effective in its simplicity, with a little silliness to boot.

This, from my grandmother who humiliates my mother for being overweight by shaming her at the dinner table in front of the whole family.

Well, as she says: "pobody's nerfect."

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