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I'm currently pursuing an MA in English. I believe people who write capture something of the nature of individuals and the processes we all go through. The language we use to write enables us to locate ourselves in the larger contexts that influence the individuals we are in the process of becoming. This idea is central to my thesis. It is also why I have a passion for writing and hope to continue to do so academically and creatively.



Autumn’s Passing: Another Year, Another Melody

Published by JOHANNA | Saturday, September 25, 2010 6:15 AM


BR 100 word contest


It’s blissful tickling the long, elegant, ebony and ivory keys again with her fingers. Time passes hurriedly. They always told her it would – go by fast that is. Autumn approaches, September. Another birthday. At seven, one year equaled a seventh of her life. Now one year is a single note, and her composition expands with increasingly intricate, complex melodies.

Fugue-like, new voices emerge – harmonizing – each portrays variations of the passing year. Major, minor. Black, white. The melodies swirl around me. Leaves fall. Suspended between Time’s passing, and the Music: minutes tick by, my fingers dance on. Another year. Another melody.



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appleblossum - Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:44 PM.


wow! I love this... :)
"I'm not getting older, my composition is expanding into a more complex melody"