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.