Hi!!! I’m fresh out of my Outloud SB reading and I’m eager to tell you all the details now, but I have to post my creative writing work first. I’ll write about it sometime this week. Six years ago, I was in David Starkey’s Creative Writing class at Santa Barbara City College and we learned how to write “Prose Poems.” According to Poets.org, Prose Poems can appear as prose but reads like poetry. At nineteen, and even now at twenty-four, I often questioned whether American society was becoming more superficial. I wrote the prose poem “Holy Water,” envisioning god making … Continue reading *Holy Water (Poem) (2013)
Hi, So, I have millions of dreams that I want to achieve and they all involve writing and journalism. Some include: publishing my two short stories collections, writing for T.V, and becoming a news assignment editor. My dreams have shifted, but for about a year now, I’ve been thinking about becoming a sports journalist on top of everything else. The reason is: It’s a masculine career and I like to challenge the status quo. ALWAYS! I only watch one sport, baseball. I only root for one team, the Dodgers. It was until a few years ago I was able to … Continue reading If Only, If Only… Hi Dodgers!
Hi! Quick post today, I’ve been overthinking on how to tell you guys some good news, but I decided to keep it to myself for superstition purposes- just know that if you work hard and embrace who you are opportunities will eventually come. With everyone out there comparing themselves to others, it takes away from your own accomplishments. Why can’t we all be genuinely happy for each other’s success? Also, It’s been almost four months and I got an email saying my degree is barely on its way. Hey, better late than never right? This M.F.A marks 20 years in … Continue reading Keep It to Yourself
For today’s Creative Writing Sunday, I thought I’d share the piece I read at the UCSB Southeast Asian open mic night this past Thursday. It’s a revisited work from my undergraduate Capstone project. It is a fiction/nonfiction piece about my early introduction with nationality versus ethnicity. Mestizaje It was the Mestizaje of natives, Africans, and Spanish that created the new race entitled Mexican, but all I saw when I looked into the mirror was a young Mexican girl. I thought being Mexican was my one and only ethnicity. Going to a predominantly white elementary school never let me forget that. … Continue reading *Mestizaje (2016)
Hi there… I watched both documentaries of the Fyre Festival before I went to the One Love Reggae Festival last weekend. So my friend Xander and I found Fyre Fest relevance in everything. For example, it rained the night before we went to One Love and the turf was muddy and damped. The location was by the Queen Mary/ harbor, so it was a bit flooded. It reminded us of the Frye Festival documentary, the scene where it rained and flooded in those hurricane relief tents before the concert-goers arrived. I can’t believe people spent that much money on tickets … Continue reading Not the Fyre Festival- One Love Festival Review
Hello, my readers and haters, Today is my second day of NMN and this year I decided to do it for myself. No more filters on Snapchat or Instagram filters. It takes me about an hour and a half to get ready, and I’ve been relying on makeup to feel confident and pretty without realizing I’m hiding behind it again. Thankfully, I have this month to work on how I feel on the inside rather than the outside. I’ve been having trouble with losing weight because of a particular health condition I have, and it’s been mentality straining. I am 23 years … Continue reading No Makeup November Once Again
I recently snatched an internship with a news press as an arts and entertainment journalist. I know! Me, writing for the most well-known paper in my county. I feel like this writing career is kicking off and I’m in the race. I’m published too! I also begin drinking a lot of coffee, once a day. I also turned twenty-three last week, I’m pretty old. I mean I have been asked out by guys older than me lately. I wonder if it’s because I look older or because I’m wifey material. (wifey material: someone who is mature, smart, sophisticated, can carry an … Continue reading I’m the real life Rory Gilmore
I decided on the title before I actually wrote the post, now I’m regretting it. I could start over and pretend it never happened, but come one have you read a post title that starts with Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” lyrics. No. After a terrible week last week, I Kiki Reyes am determined to leave that bullshit behind and progress as a person. Besides, I have everything going for me right? Okay, you’re probably wondering what happened last week and here it goes: Criticism in my appearance, how I dress, how I look, how I happy I come off as! … Continue reading Last Night I Took an “L”, but Tonight I Bounce Back
You get sprung up on a guy who doesn’t want to be in a relationship. Making plans with someone is hard to do especially when your busy 24/7 like me. You suck at communication or maybe he sucks at it. Why does it take forever for a guy to text back? Seriously. He never texted back ever again. I know what an asshole. You get sprung up on the next guy, who shows so much interest in you. Then, you become skeptical of that and will probably ruin it in a span of 3 weeks. (it’s been two thus far.) … Continue reading Reasons Why I Suck At Dating
I’ve always struggled to express how I feel about anything really. I want someone to be able to read my mind and emotions, so I don’t have to explain to myself. I’ve always thought why do people care about how I feel? Maybe I’ve had to please too many people in my past that I forgot how to please myself. I think that’s why I’m a perfect candidate to be a writer because through writing I can say what I need to say, but in person, I feel disconnected towards my emotions. How will I be able to fix that? Push … Continue reading Cold Hearted Bitch Is Not Actually Cold Hearted?