Category Archives: Creative Non-Fiction

All of the creative non-fiction stories shared on Eclectic Discourse

Fluffy’s Bad Day (Or: I Laugh So I Don’t Cry)

[NOTE: A few months ago I wrote this on my facebook; after much hemming-and-hawing I’ve decided to repost it here. Please be aware that it contains swearing.] “How was your day today?” Let me tell you. From the moment my … Continue reading

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The Transitive Property of Glitter

[NOTE: This is an old post from elsewhere that I’ve edited up to repost here; I’ve since stepped back from the Ke$ha fandom because her politics (or rather lack thereof) got in the way of my enjoyment of her music … Continue reading

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Singular They: On Judaism, Tumtum, and Inhabiting a Genderqueer Identity

Those that know me in almost any capacity nowadays know and understand that my gender is a confusing topic full of twists and turns and quite a lot of anger at cisgender people. I was raised male, using he, him, his pronouns, … Continue reading

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Diary of an Introvert – Episode Eight

What is the measure of connection? Right now, laying in my bed alone in my hotel room, keys clacking mercilessly on my laptop as I try to get every last thought out of my head that has built up from … Continue reading

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Diary of an Introvert – Episode Five

Note: You may have noticed that episode six made it out before five… well, this episode was much more difficult to write for me and with my schedule wonking out in November, well. I needed to put it off. In … Continue reading

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Diary of an Introvert – Episode Six

“How has it been without me at home?” I struggle internally to think of exactly what an appropriate response would be. The real answer would be “hell” but I doubt that’s what she wants to hear. Still, between not being … Continue reading

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Diary of an Introvert: Episode Four

As I lay back in the tepid water letting my body sink on exhale and rise to touch frigid air on inhale, I allowed the flood of emotions and experiences to race across my mind. I felt them in my … Continue reading

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The Ensemble as Organism: Part Two

Silence is an instrument. The ecstatic reality of an ensemble that has learned how to effectively “play” silence is one that can’t be described by words. Modern composers, often laughed at, have played with silence not only as a tool … Continue reading

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Diary of an Introvert – Episode Three

[Content Warning: this post discusses outsider syndrome in-depth, touching on intersectionalities of cisnormativity, fatphobia, ableism, heteronormativity and mononormativity. There’s an easier-to-read prelude of sorts that I storified from my twitter here: http://storify.com/FluffySama/diary-of-an-introvert-episode-3 if after reading that it doesn’t seem triggery/problematic you should … Continue reading

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The Ensemble as Organism: Part One

As a musician I have a pretty strange concept of what that art means to me. Most musicians seem to be of the opinion that music is meant to be heard, to be experienced by an audience, by a listener. … Continue reading

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