Pack Your Bags For An Adventure

They say time flies, but over the past year with The Narrator, it seems like time strapped on a jetpack and soared. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was writing my first prompt? Although it feels like I’ve just begun, writing for The Narrator has already been a very rewarding experience for me. Before learning […]

Post A Facebook Story

I just have to type in “f” on my search bar, hit enter, and it’s there to greet me every time: “What’s on your mind?” asks Facebook. Most of the time, it seems that what’s on my mind is much less important than what’s already on my newsfeed. No matter what they contain or who […]

Give An Awful Christmas Gift

Wait, it’s December already? Christmas is coming up fast. I have exactly three weeks to buy presents for my siblings and my parents, and I have no idea what to get them. I don’t know how I didn’t see this coming. I’m always the one making last minute trips to the mall (and I mean […]

Say Thanks To Your Favorite Writers

“What are you thankful for?” asks my dad. It happens every Thanksgiving: he will throw out the time-honored question, and we’ll each try to come up with our answers, which are usually as unoriginal as the question itself. The perennial responses include references to family, friends, food, and shelter, or just gratitude for a day […]

Throw The Script Out The Window

The most interesting part of a story is the end. Why? Because the final sentence of a book or the closing scene in a movie are like the last words of someone on their deathbed: every word and gesture is fraught with meaning. Whenever I read a book, I always like to linger on the […]

Construct An Architectural Conversation

Walk down any street in New York, and you’re sure to pass by a mind-boggling variety of buildings–apartments and townhouses, skyscrapers and tiny corner stores. These brick-and-mortar elements of the city mirror the vibrant diversity of the people who live and work inside them. Yet, as far as buildings go, the city certainly doesn’t sacrifice […]

Leave Your Mark (Without Getting Paint On Your Fingers)

To the disappointment of graffiti enthusiasts everywhere, it was announced in October that 5 Pointz, a longstanding graffiti art community in Queens, will be demolished and replaced with high-rise apartments. The Huffington Post calls the brightly-painted building complex “a veritable museum of New York’s graffiti culture,” and the 5 Pointz official website boasts that the […]

Go Ahead, Scare Someone

In the canon of mainstream American holidays, Halloween stands out as more than a little odd. Whereas Christmas, Thanksgiving, and even Valentine’s Day or the Fourth of July are all happy celebrations, Halloween is a holiday devoted to something most people would rather forget: fear. Around this time of year, though, it’s all about scaring […]

Write Your World Series

Tonight is a very special night for baseball fans: it’s the beginning of the World Series, baseball’s last hurrah before going into hibernation until spring. This year, those pesky Boston Red Sox will battle it out with the St. Louis Cardinals to see who will claim the title of the best in baseball. Personally, I’m […]

Embrace The Change (Of Season)

I’ve started sleeping with the windows closed, and since I’m the kind of guy who enjoys a gentle breeze, that can only mean one thing: fall has arrived. But I know it won’t be here for long. Fall always occupies a short gap between a hot, humid summer that stretches too long and a bone-chilling […]