Short Story Sample: The Bump

This is a rough draft of a short story I've been working on for a while. WARNING: Graphic details and gore elements.   The Bump by Alina Happy Hansen   Alison touched the back of her head. There was a tiny bump at the base of her skull. She pretended to scratch her head just… Continue reading Short Story Sample: The Bump

Book Lists: Sample My Favorite Fiction

Here are some of my favorite fiction books...just a taste.   Ulysses by James Joyce Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse Orlando by Virginia Woolf Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The Color Purple by Alice Walker Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway Frankenstein by Mary Shelley This Side… Continue reading Book Lists: Sample My Favorite Fiction

Publication: Sand and Sky Launch Party

Yesterday I attended Rumi Poetry Club's, Sand and Sky Launch Party. It was a fun event that included many key speakers who are prevalent poets in Utah. I want to say Thank You to Rumi Poetry Club for publishing my poem, Climbing up the Wasatch Mountains, and I would also like to thank my boyfriend,… Continue reading Publication: Sand and Sky Launch Party

Notebook Excerpts #3 (April 2017)

Here are some excerpts from my April 2017 notebook! key: pieces are separated by a '+'   How I bled. Let it fall down, marble the cold sky. And the clouds are fat. FAT. in the meat of the sky. What are the words that break each other up and out, down and inside it… Continue reading Notebook Excerpts #3 (April 2017)

End of the Month Reflection

Hello readers! This is just an end of the month post reflecting on what I've done and what I plan to do with my blog. Firstly, I have made progress in posting 'Free Hand' poems and a few short stories as well as a 'Fight Club' reflection and 'T2' reflection. I am glad that I have… Continue reading End of the Month Reflection

Opioid/Heroin Addiction in Utah

I know this isn't related to my categories Film, Music, Art for reflections but because I find this relevant to SLC, UT (where I live) and kind of mind-blowing, I've including this small reflection on Opioid/Heroin Addiction and Overdose related deaths in Utah. I recently did a project for one of my classes in which… Continue reading Opioid/Heroin Addiction in Utah

Free Hand #8 (Worn Out)

It's Finals Week and between my huge assignments and work, I'm exhausted.   WORN OUT Creeping, itching tick tick tick, side of the face. I break off, a bone, a word to string together more bones more words for an essay, easy, no ese! essay...stuck drinking coffee, want to drink some beer. Tired and distraught,… Continue reading Free Hand #8 (Worn Out)