Too Full Because I’m Definitely Not Empty or Writing Web Store Launching Soon















Don’t you just hate it when people start sentences and don’t finish them?

  • Go back on their word?
  • How close is make-believe to lies?
  • Leave the toilet seat up so I can fall my tail in?
  • Trip wires… have we asked questions that we thought we knew the answers to?
  • Have your answers changed?
  • Lately, perhaps?
  • But as long as they were creative?
  • Are you breathing into a wrinkled brown bag about it right now?
  • Were you swamped in papers, falling asleep across the laptop, or delegating deadlines to your writers?
  • How was it really?
  • All about perspective or perseverance?
  • Respect or reciprocity?
  • Love or adoration?
  • Have you tried cooking with avocado oil—it’s so frikkin yummy>?
  • Hook line or sunk and I don’t fail anything. What have you done?
  • Was it everything or nothing and did you give it up screaming or jumping, a run-on sentence or bluffing, an agent or self-publishing? What are my choices again? Why do I wake up with these words in my head in my head in my head all the day long?
  • P.s the book is done. Watch out world here I, uhm?

P.s. Shhsssshhhhhhh My writing web store is opening soon!!!


You Called To Ask Me When I Was Coming Home, And When I Reminded You That I Wasn’t Coming Home, You Sounded So Disappointed That I Decided To Come Home

My boss called me into her office the day before yesterday to tell me that my contract would not be extended and that I would be let go.

“Like, fired?” I said.

Amazing how I now have a degree in writing and simple words I am unable to understand.

The boss whose dry silence, wry smiles, and wit I’ve admired and loved since the second I interviewed.  The boss whose simple style, and whose kindness, patience, and intelligence are unmatched. The boss who stared through me coldly and said sorry pinching her eyebrows together as if the word had no meaning. The boss who said it had nothing to do with my performance, but rather due to budget cuts in her department. I’ve been in her seat, I know how this goes.

Your friends and family behave like there’s been a funeral when you say you’ve lost your job:

“OoOoo I’m so sorry.”

“This too shall pass.”

“You have been through so much, I’m sure everything will be fine.”

And someone did die a little. And I won’t be. Fine. And although I have a separate writing and fashion description company that I run on nights and weekends complete with interns and quote requests—I still love my day job. Loved. I had a blissful few weeks. I’ve graduated. I gave a wonderful senior lecture, and had a fantastic final reading. My Manuscript Thesis is 201 pages. I am also very apparently unemployed.

So I am available for hire: I have an updated resume and a full suit. I have over ten years experience, and a Master’s degree in writing. I even have a closet helper, although she looks about as sad about this as I am.

Lalanii R. Grant, M.F.A











Title Quote by: David Levithan

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