Cover Photo: Like Water by Lauren Suval

Like Water

I recently read that it’s pivotal for writers to stay in the sentence.


"Sentences are lonely."


Dangling punctuation and ambiguity is cowardly.


It’s a cop-out.


Finish the thought, finish the thought. Be uncomfortable.


***


But here. Here.


Let me write outside the lines.


No longer giving such life to the past; to the people and experiences that no longer need excruciating detail. Meticulous analysis. 



***


Some adore the rain. The romanticism intertwined with every droplet that hits the pavement.


Showers wash off the dirt from my skin. The sweat.


Standing in water, I wait to be clean.


***


Just for now, just right here, I want my writing to be like water.


I want to be like water.

Lauren Suval studied print journalism and psychology at Hofstra University, and she is a writer based in New York. Her work has been featured on Psych Central, Thought Catalog, Catapult Community, and other online publications. Lauren's e-book “Coping With Life’s Clutter” and her latest book, “The Art Of Nostalgia,” a collection of personal essays, can both be found on Amazon. She loves to be followed on Twitter @LaurenSuval and on Facebook @LaurenSuvalWriting.