Hi! I'm glad you're here. I've been writing creatively for over 25 years. I've decided to start archiving them here on WordPress.
Written months ago about various online conflicts from months ago; lost in a computer crash, reconstructed for my records 🙂
The candles are all mine... I light them one by one...
An outwardly-laid-back (but inwardly-turmoiled) depiction of how I feel in large groups or at social gatherings, as seen through my Asperger's / autistic filter. I act, mask, self-critique, edit, analyze, and agonize, all at the same time.
Exploring miscellaneous aspects of mental health, being manipulated and bullied, psy-ops tactics, and so on.
I used the word "peopled out" long before I realized that Social Fatigue was a thing. This is a critique of how this introverted Aspie feels when I must face the world and interact.
An expression of pre-grieving for the impending passing away of my aunt, which occurred 18 days after this was written. Inspired by the beautiful song "Flames" by VAST.
I think I'm ready to speak / I think it's starting to burn...
Feeling as though walking into the wolves, while trying to hold my head up high.
Still unpacking my Asperger's/autism revelation a year later; written 3-4 days before my "Aspie birthday".