Ari

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www.aribabybug.wordpress.com
Lexington, KY
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Writing

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

A Poem by Ari


Time Loop Time Loop

A Poem by Ari


Lucky Strike Lucky Strike

A Poem by Ari


Falling Falling

A Poem by Ari


Courage? Courage?

A Poem by Ari


Dear Sir Dear Sir

A Poem by Ari


Ten Years Ten Years

A Poem by Ari


Study Abroad Study Abroad

A Poem by Ari




About Me

I'm a fifth-year college student in Secondary English Ed, and I love writing (obviously, or I wouldn't be here). I write mostly poetry about my life, but I know that poetry isn't my strong point, so I also write short stories and any number of other things. I'd like to write a book, but I don't know if I have the stamina. Maybe someday a topic will interest me enough that I'll stick it out.

I like to read things that are just a bit absurd. I'm a huge fan of Catch-22, Will Cuppy, and a lot of Russian authors, including Bulgakov. I like to write things that are simple and easy to read, and my topic is usually everyday life. I'm trying to stretch beyond that a bit, so be prepared to confront some failed attempts.

My pet peeves are blatant spelling and grammar issues. I know that my writing isn't perfect, and sometimes even proofreading doesn't catch every mistake. However, if you have blatant spelling issues throughout your work, and you say "Ignore the spelling issues and just tell me what you think", you've immediately lost all of my respect. Use spell check, and re-read your work before posting it. Seriously.

I am a survivor of ten years of child sexual abuse. The previous sentence took about three times as long to write as the rest of this "about me", but it is one of the more pertinent details when considering my writing. I'm also hoping that my willingness to be open about it will remind others that abuse is NOT their fault, and that they don't need to be embarrassed.

If you like my writing, check out my blog at www.aribabybug.wordpress.com. It is mostly non-fiction, but I work on it just as hard as I work on things here.






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Posted 13 Years Ago




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Posted 13 Years Ago


Thanks for the review of "Royse Volume 4". It's a piece I hold dear to my heart for many reasons. It brings back good memories (of the time when I wrote it), and I feel it's one of my best pieces. I always appreciate your kind reviews!
KH

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Posted 13 Years Ago


Hello! I was just wondering if you could review my work. Thanks!

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Posted 13 Years Ago


BULGAKOVVVVVV.

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Posted 13 Years Ago


Thank you for the kind reviews! I took your suggestion for the Summer Play and Oafs poem. I was unsure of the end too, but it was a simple fix. Sometimes we just need another writer to point out little things like that. I'll make sure to read some of you.

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Posted 13 Years Ago


Thank you for your kind and generous words about my words :+)! As soon as I can I'll return the favor -- looking forward to it and to getting to know you!

Thanks and blessings,

Genie

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Posted 13 Years Ago


Thanks so much for the glowing reviews. I'm so glad that you dig my work!

jkb