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Thinking about letting my words out.

by Layne on October 7, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I write all the time. Mostly thoughts and feelings I don't want to forget. I like to describe them in terms of tangable objects to remember them better.

There was this senior girl in my homeroom who wrote novels, and I always thought it was the most remarkable thing. How could she possible write an entire book? One of my biggest regrets is that I never found the courage to ask her about it.

I think I may want to try my hand at writing something. I have bits and pieces, and writing helps me project what I'm thinking. Maybe It could be beneficial, and who knows, maybe it may be halfway decent.


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