Midwestern Musings

Just trying to appreciate the little moments in life

My name is Julia, and I’m a young writer who has always been too afraid to publish their own writing, until now. I love writing short stories, travel entries, poetry, journalistic articles, environmental essays and other various ideas.

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Their ephemeral delicacy makes them glow like stars in the wandering breeze. Her arm doesn’t wave as high as it used to— arthritis claiming the freedom of her limbs. But she waves the bubble-gum pink wand slowly back and forth across the sky, painting the world with sweet, soapy bubbles. It’s been 25 years since […]

Passive intimacy

I first walked past the apple core during a dreary morning way to work.  The core of a bright fuji apple looking artificial  on the edge of a dull concrete bridge  scattered with trash.  Days passed the core slowly wilting.  A body without a burial amidst littered humanity. regardless of  brittle winter new england weather  […]

From future you

Note: This is a real, unedited diary entry from when I was 16. The last part is my response, 6 years later. Tuesday, March 29th 2016 “Will you take my soul in the midnight rain?” -Broken Lund W.O.T.D. tessellate- to form small squares in a checkered or mosaic pattern. So to celebrate my “sweet 16” […]


A jumble of wandering umbrellas paint splotches of rain inside the city. Street gutters roll thick with wet garbage  offering discarded philosophies to fat rats. I dream of traveling in the spring sunshine warming my soggy bones. But the shadow of an alley drips  shaping the portrait of an empty man: “You’ve wandered too far […]


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