An Isle, Encircled

An Isle, Encircled
twiggycool December 30, 2017 at 6:58pm
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HELLO I am in college application hell please help m e ᐠ( ᐛ )ᐟ

please enjoy this short story written about Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse, a book I read at the beginning of this year to complete multiple assignments on (this is one) over the course of the year. the blurb on the thumbnail is from the opening of the book, and I borrowed the phrasing as it recurs often. ٩( ᐛ )و don't hesitate to ask about anything that needs explaining if you're unfamiliar with the book! the characters referenced in my story are Mrs. Ramsay (mother), James Ramsay (son) and Lily Briscoe (girl).

tbh I'm very happy with this! however I am accepting suggestions for a new title bc it was previously "quarter 2 ap lit short story" and I came up with this one as I typed this addendum

please ask me for details about literally anything in this story lmao.. I chose everything with care and I really. want to talk about this because I worked so hard :'> I wanted to challenge myself to imitate Woolf's "flow of consciousness" style, which is why it might seem a bit unlike my previous works. I love prose. I love her voice and she writes like fog. I hope u guys like this! I'll be back after finishing my last two supplements (rip twiggy.)


December 31, 2017 at 11:55am
I love how you used the flow of consciousness style here! I haven't read To The Lighthouse yet, but I'll definitely have to grab it when I go to the library next.

I think my favorite line is "The young son of her house would no longer fear the sea when he had reason to, because he would know a more violent desolation than its vastness, and no dying truth of the waves would reach his ears again." It gave me chills when I first read it *_*

To indulge in your request to ask about details, is there a significance in the fact that the clouds looked like tea at the end?
December 31, 2017 at 3:55pm
thank you!! I really recommend the book, it was the kind of thing you kind of just fall into and realize you're stuck :'D super captivating! this was my first time reading virginia woolf but I'll definitely be back for more.

I'm very glad you like that line, it was a personal favorite of mine as well!

LMAO the one detail you asked about was actually just...because I liked that imagery :'DD think about those timelapses of clouds forming in big billows and spreading out - and now think about tea stains spreading on paper; don't you think they'd go nicely together?? with a dark grey-brown tea, too. :'3 thank you for your interest ilu
January 1, 2018 at 5:36pm
Teehee that's a very good reason to include that imagery then! :'D I definitely know what you mean about the clouds forming in big billows and spreading out! That's one of my favorite things to look out for in timelapses too *_*
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Submitted Dec 30, 2017
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