Author Archives: The 1st Draft

About The 1st Draft

I am a 20-something writer living in (okay, near) DC who loves politics, books, television, soccer, a good conversation, Cardinals baseball, and playing with my adorable nieces and nephews.

That time when my students found my old blog

Nobody reads this blog. That’s not too surprising considering I have not posted regularly to it since October 2012. Even when I first started the blog as a 24-year-old in October 2010, gaining an audience was never really the point. … Continue reading

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Return to the six word story

Having my own classroom: utter joy.

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Brevity thrust upon me: be afraid.

Did I mention my professor is really good at getting me writing?  About a month ago she was telling us about this thing called six word stories. This was something I had heard about before but completely forgotten, which is … Continue reading

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A birthday gift

It’s my birthday. The first day of my 29th year. And I was given an awesome gift: the chance to write. The prompt came from a Chrysler commercial of all things, so of course it’s all kind of cheesy: This … Continue reading

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A question of significance

Warning: the following post veers into the political, which I usually avoid like the plague on this blog. We will return to our regularly scheduled programming next post. Dear Don, There I was minding my own business, sorting most of … Continue reading

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Balloon Fiestas Past

Last year when my Mom and I went to the 2013 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Patrick Nilz offered us both the tremendous opportunity to fly with him. I can honestly say it was the most serene 15 minutes of … Continue reading

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The joys of taking the bus

I have been having car trouble for about two months now. I’m not going to go into that whole story because honestly it is a doozy of a blog post all on its own. Suffice it to say for the … Continue reading

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