For the next 20 minutes or so, Sema’s assessments flow in a stream-of-consciousness manner with very few pauses. There’s no stopping her as she expertly combs my cup in search of images—and, conceivably, hints about my past, present, and future.
“It tells the story of a group of children who manage to tie up their babysitter, and as the realization of the power they have over her sinks in, their games become increasingly violent and humiliating.”
Ladies, trust me – most of times, we don’t have the slightest clue about what’s going on.
The authors that do this tend to succeed. The authors that don’t…tend to fail.
Because not everything is so black and white.
It took me a moment to realize what was happening. I felt tingly in places I didn’t know existed!
People don’t want to see you in your writing. They want to see themselves in it.
One of the scariest comments I read all the time across different platforms (but especially on Thought Catalog) is “you call this journalism?”
I can’t wait for some of these.