Be But Little

Be But Little

I write novels for fun.

On My Ideal Weddings, By Age

"My ideal wedding, age 12: Themed weddings can be quite fun and unique. My wedding will be Broadway musical-themed, just like my bat mitzvah. My future husband will rescue me from some ogre beneath the Paris Opera House, and then we will sing “All I Ask of You” to each other in lieu of traditional vows. Terribly disfigured people will not be invited to attend."

I mean, this is basically my ideal wedding now. ;)

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0

On What It's Like to Live in Daytona Beach

@Mandalas I miss Publix so much. Cheerios--any kind of cheerios--have nothing on Publix cheerios.

I loved this piece. It reminds me of Elizabeth Bowen.

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:12 am 1

On Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With Danielle Henderson

I'm going to share this with anyone who thinks that being a grad student is a.) a cushy job or b.) not a job at all. Because it's not true. I also really love this: "I’m confident and focused, and I don’t define myself by how people think of me. What people think of me is none of my business."

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm 0

On A Letter to Future Me

I like this. I want to share it on Facebook, but I don't want Facebook to know I'm single (or for how long).

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm 5

On No Theoryheads Allowed: My 2000s & Wayne Koestenbaum

This is my first week of grad school. Happening now. Thank you!!!

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm 2

On ERMAHGERD, More College Admissions Essay Prompts

@Olympic Hopeful I don't remember what my admissions essay was about (yay for the Common App!), but I do know that my alma mater included this prompt a couple of years ago: "How do we get down from here?" The answers were... interesting. Some were pretty creative! Others were not.

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm 0

On "What Does #YOLO Mean to You?" Is Now a College Essay Prompt

My first thought was "but that's not the meaning of carpe diem!" *grumbles something about the misinterpretation of Horace's Odes and decontextualization of the final line of 1.11*

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm 9

On Driving Across America Giving Free Manicures

@iceberg She's coming to my college town, which I find hilarious because it's literally in the middle of nowhere. But she'll be there during a huge writers' conference. Writers with painted nails! It's perfect!

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm 0

On "Whether Witches Can by Some Glamour Change Men into Beasts"

@Linette Oh my goodness, I could totally get away with naming my child Circe! (Aspiring classicist here.) And I wouldn't feel bad about that at all.

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm 1

On "Whether Witches Can by Some Glamour Change Men into Beasts"

Now I want to go reread the Circe part of the Odyssey. Circe is the freakiest!

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 10:36 am 2