Dreams Smell Like Jasmine

By Charlotte Houston, TIWP Student It’s that time of year again:  the time of wishes. The earth spins and whirls and every year we are thrown back, smack dab in the middle of here— on a suburban street that’s sunbathing in new light. The air is heavy with hope and promise— haven’t you seen the […]

I Didn’t Know This Was Inside Me

By Charlotte Houston, TIWP Student If anyone ever makes you feel small, do remember you are vast and limitless. The other day I learned that there is no storage capacity for our brains. I always thought that I needed to let go of useless information like my old best friend’s landline in order to make […]

How the Ocean Got His Tides

By Charlotte Houston, TIWP Student Let me tell you the most destructive love story the Earth has ever witnessed. The story begins during the planet’s childhood, but it was not bright or sunny like yours and mine. No, the Earth’s formative years were flooded in a downpour, thousands and thousands of years of rain. That […]

The Cathedral

The roar of bugs has replaced the din of car engines. The bees prey on our bacon. The crickets conduct an orchestra. My feet crunch, they hop, they burn from the rocks warmed by the sun. But they do not slap. There is nothing flat here. I touch an overhanging branch. It is an act […]

There’s a Place I Want to Show You

By Charlotte Houston, TIWP student There’s a place I want to show you. It’s green all year round and the grass shines with dew but it won’t make your socks wet. It doesn’t snow often there, but when it does everything is hushed the birds finally sleep and your steps won’t make a sound, I […]

Keeping it Real

By Charlotte Houston, Intuitive Writing Project student “The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle,” is the first line of the ubiquitous coming of age book and movie, Paper Towns by John Green. The main character, Q, believes that his miracle is living next door to the beautiful and mysterious Margo Roth Spiegelman. Margo, whose […]