Antigone’s Greatest Enemy: Ismene

Another sampling of my academic writing. ____________________________________________________ Antigone’s Greatest Enemy: Ismene A common interpretation of Sophocles’ play, Antigone, is that Creon is the greatest adversary to Antigone’s will, and ultimately his obstinacy led to her suicide [and the tragic end to his lineage]. While I agree Creon’s initial decision to deny Antigone’s brother, Polyneices, a…

The Great Homeric Misconception: Misogyny

I’ve been rather silent lately, but not without good cause: my classes this semester are incredibly challenging and time consuming. I’m not complaining; in fact, it’s the opposite – I’m loving every minute of it. Since I haven’t shared any academic writing in a while, I decided to share my position paper on The Iliad…

The Premiere of Haggling

Labor Day weekend was slightly more special for me this year. Not only did I get an extra day off (in commemoration for the workers unions and fair labor acts, not expectant mothers as many falsely think), I also got the opportunity to see my screenplay, “Haggling,” come to life on the big screen! It…

Loom of Lies

And so I’m stuck caught in your web of lies. Aware of the trap you’ve set, knowing I’m not the first or the last but grateful to be here just the same. ________________________________________________ Thank you for reading, ~ Victoria Elizabeth

The Bucket List

I’m not normally one for fads, but I’ve been giving a lot of thought to creating a bucket list: a collection of items, experiences, and life scenarios I want to take part in before I die. It’s not that I feel the need to document or share my private aspirations, per sey; more so, I…

Thirty-one.

Thirty-one. Thirty-one always seemed like the right age to die. Not too old: people will still mourn your youth, the beautiful years of life you had in front of you. Not too young, though. Not young enough to have “barely begun to live.” If you’re too young, you don’t know what you’re giving up. If…

Feed the World

I love you like the tree loves the sun. I breathe in your warmth, and my exhaled joy feeds the world. I love you like the bird loves the air. I float on your breeze, and my filled wings move the mountains. I love you like the fish loves the sea. I drift through your…

IMDB!

Even though The Daily Buzz was canceled two months ago today (not an anniversary to celebrate, of course), I still miss my early mornings in the studio, rapidly writing content and working in the booth. I’ve never been in an environment that asked more of me – physically and mentally – and yet I’ve never…

Lie to Me.

Lie to me. Tell me I’m the only one. Tell me I’m your muse. Tell me I’m the only star in your sky. Lie to me. Tell me I’m the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen. Tell me our sex is communion. Tell me my pussy is magic. Lie to me. Tell me you’re leaving…