Plato’s Cookie

As an April Fools joke, the university that I will be attending next year released incredibly bizarre essay prompts for next year's admissions cycle. Although they were not meant to be taken seriously, I decided to write an essay on one of those prompts. Here it is: "To prefer evil to good is not in [...]

Coffee in a Black Hole

What I never understood was the old wallpaper, Probably saturated with coffee, and moisture, and mold; bulging and peeling at the edges. That ornate Victorian print has no right hanging here: The utter injustice of it all; Every metal chair from a different flea market; shards of eggshells go unnoticed in the lavender scones; The [...]

On Depravity

This post is written for a Philosophical Essay Challenge about depravity by the Literati Mafia.  ----------------------------------- Today I spent an hour staring at a blank computer screen while trying to answer the question of human depravity, watching the cursor blink in and out of existence, and waiting for the words to pour out of me. [...]

The Misfortune of Growing Up

I recently came across one of my old diaries from when I was nine years old, and while reading my accounts of a vacation to Mexico, I concluded that children aren’t much different from adults. Although the diary dated back to almost a decade ago (it’s a miracle that I still have it), reading my [...]

I don’t know anything about war

Sometimes it feels as if my young age just tries it’s hardest to prevent me from understanding the world better I can read poetry and watch movies and nod my head in approval when they say that some lessons are only learned through cold and hard experience I can bask in the wisdom of those [...]