Clearing the Air in the Friend Zone

He was Romanian, and I was smitten. A junior. Joint majoring in Linguistics and Psychology, Valentin was anything but ordinary. Quiet and shy, it had taken me an entire semester to get to this point. Just when I thought this friendship was going nowhere fast, he surprised me. The second semester was turning into a […]

About Brittany Nelson

Brittany Nelson is a 24-year-old Kindergarten Teacher in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has a dear husband named Blake, and a feisty cat named Zelda. She loves orange juice, thrillers, Stephen Curry, and writing sadly ironic stories about herself. Check out her Twitter for shorter versions of hilariously awkward moments and unhinged tweets about Alabama Football.

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Adult World

I have crossed the threshold from teenager to adult. Much to my dismay, I’ve found it’s a weird world over here. My first year of college is ending, and many may argue that I’m still a child— and in some ways I am. But I’ve always thought of adulthood as doing things on your own, […]

About Tennessee Hill

Tennessee Hill is a sophomore at Stephen F. Austin State University working toward her BFA in Creative Writing. She has been featured in Elke Journal, Kaaterskill Basin, and HUMID. She is also a featured contributor on Teen Collective (, Feminine Collective's blog written by teens for teens.

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