My name is Tess! This is mostly writing, poetry, and mermaids. I've written a lot of fiction from the point of view of a girl named Brittany -- who's wildly in love with another girl -- and a lot of poems and essays. They're all linked below. I also post and reblog anything I find especially fascinating and beautiful. Whoever you are, I wish you well, and you should be safe here.
I have seen the universe! It is made of poems!
I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.
Black is the color of light.
I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. It’s probably not even real.
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
Most of the cruelty in the world is just misplaced energy.