Purpose, Insecurity, and Gender Identity: Hemingway’s Take on the Lost Generation in The Sun Also Rises

As a lifelong fan of Hemingway’s short stories, I found The Sun Also Rises to be a surprising change from his normal literary style. Contrary to Hemingway’s predisposition toward succinct, observation-driven storytelling and apathetic exposition, The Sun Also Rises is filled with loaded language, moments of intense vulnerability delivered character dialogue, and comprehensive internalized focalization…

Vacation in North Carolina

Last week, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Asheville, North Carolina, for a long weekend in the mountains. We hiked. We swam. We climbed waterfalls. We drank craft beer. It was a great trip! Below are some of my favorite pictures from our adventures:   I definitely wish we would have…

Corona

Coaster sticky, Crested foam of shitty beer. The loam viscous Like the salty crust when you were near. Beautiful, the lies you told me. Pageantry, the story you wove me. The brush of lips linger from the last breath of words that broke me.   Thank you for reading, ~ Victoria Elizabeth

When Do We Address #GunLaws?

I support any American’s decision to practice their right to bear arms based on the constitution as it is currently written. Go for it. I choose not to, but that is mainly because I’m klutzy and would likely cause more injury to myself than I would a potential attacker. I’m not a fan of guns,…

The Terrorist Attack in Orlando, Florida

An act of terrorism has two goals: 1.) To harm as many as possible; 2.) To create fear. Step one is complete. The harm has been committed; at least 50 people are dead, and more than 50 are injured, making this the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History. I refuse to let the terrorists accomplish…