Coconut Cove

“Welcome to Beach Creek.” “What time’s the barbeque?” “How long did it take you to get through the island?” “Is town crowded?” “Who’s all going out?” “What time are you hitting the beach?” Just some of the few key phrases I either seem to say or hear with the arrival of Memorial Day Weekend and […]

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Crazy, Isn’t It?

I was breezing down the hallway when I saw the sun’s light reflect off the hardwood floor in front of me. I stopped in my tracks to take in such a rarity—I hadn’t seen the sun in what seemed like the entire week since I’d been home. I stared a little while longer at the […]

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Plunge into Summer

Summer has officially started for me. After spending the past week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with my friends for some post-graduation festivities and celebrations, I finally returned back home to the island Monday night. As I drove over the bridge, en route to my house, I noticed a few changes here and there around […]

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To the Future

I pulled away from Greenville this morning with mixed emotions. With my two roommates in the front of the car, jamming out to music, I sat in the back and stole a few last glances around Greenville to keep them in my photographical memory as we drove out of town. Four years, it’s been, but […]

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A Perfect Title: The Jump-Off Place into Wonder

When searching for the perfect title for her work, Barbara Kingsolver explains this defining process, or possible dilemma, in the back of her latest novel The Lacuna: “A good title holds magic, some cognitive dissonance, a little grit between the teeth, but above all, it is the jump-off place into wonder.” Authors, like Kingsolver, map […]

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Sunday Night News

I logged onto Twitter Sunday night to escape writing the concluding paragraph of my last college paper for my last college class ever. Six hours and twelve long, grueling pages on assimilation into American culture later, I longed for a much-needed outlet of relief for a few minutes, before I cranked out the last page. […]

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