Plots I Never Finished

CURB ALERT: I’m setting out a bunch of unfinished story plots on the side of the road. First come first serve! If this post is still up, it means plots are still available. Thanks!!!!! Please no phone calls!!!! The one about a girl trying to lure a boy first into a motel, and then into… Continue reading Plots I Never Finished

Everything in Moderation Except Listicles

Photo: Joseph Lyons Hello, Reader.  My friends and I used to read this incredibly pretentious blog where the blog-writer was always addressing the Reader: singular, and capital-R. It works for Jane Eyre but let me put all doubt to rest right now: it doesn’t work for you. The longer I let toridotgov.com go without updating… Continue reading Everything in Moderation Except Listicles

Human Raising Her Head to the Universe

Oh, my little site, how I've neglected you! And if you think I've neglected tori dot gov dot com, you should see my actual journal—poor empty baby. Like everyone else in the world, I have been very busy. I have been traveling so much, it's like I think it's tax-deductible or something! HA! HA! HA!… Continue reading Human Raising Her Head to the Universe

Writing As: An Introduction

I've tried to update this blog—this PORTFOLIO, sorry, this portfolio—a million times this summer and fall, but I've been wracked with that weird form of writer's block that comes from having too much to say and too much money to be bothered to write it down and too many conflicting celebrity birthday party invitations to… Continue reading Writing As: An Introduction

Everything

I don't even know where to begin. Here's how I've been feeling lately: ecstatic, dopamine-fueled, like everything is happening at once, and full of that subtle but deep underlying sadness that I don't think any thinking woman will ever be able to shake. Example: today, I saw Picasso's "Guernica" in person. I started crying. I stood… Continue reading Everything