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“And I think that’s part of why I tried to write this essay, is because to write sentences from my head now, that are just all meaning, and little-to-no inventive language, feels so terrifying and clumsy. I wanted to make sure I could still write something engaging that didn’t require me to string together surprising words. In that mode of writing, where I was just always trying to surprise myself with the words I’d pull together, I feel there is a huge amount of chance." At Hobart, Amelia Gray and Jac Jemc talk about luck, drinks, and more.
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And I think that’s part of why I tried to write this essay, is because to write sentences from my head now, that are just all meaning, and little-to-no inventive language, feels so terrifying and clumsy. I wanted to make sure I could still write something engaging that didn’t require me to string together surprising words. In that mode of writing, where I was just always trying to surprise myself with the words I’d pull together, I feel there is a huge amount of chance." At Hobart, Amelia Gray and Jac Jemc talk about luck, drinks, and more.

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The shorter answer to your question, the answer that doesn’t make my mind cramp up trying to explain it, is that I like being confused and I like being scared – they go hand in hand. But I think ultimately I’m a pretty positive person who is stable enough to enjoy being scared because I have the faith that nothing can go so terribly wrong that I couldn’t recover. I’ve always really loved reading scary stories and watching well-made horror movies, and not too long ago an interviewer told me there was spooky quality to my writing, and I thought, “Yes! You’re right!” It’s always been there, I think. I’m just going at it at more directly this time.