You Can Say I’m a Dreamer (But I’m Not the Only One)

As a writer, imagination is my tool. I can shape, create, carve, cut, mold the world to my will with nothing more than a thought. Imagination is my weapon. I defend against stagnation, battle hopelessness, raise it upwards in a rallying cry. Imagination is a voice heard by the world, a song that each one of us carries.

Today, we use our imagination for more than characters and story arcs. We use imagination to create a story that connects us all. A story that can become more than a story.

It can be real.


Published by Ren Martinez

Ren is a thirty-something Lost Boy whose personal aesthetic is “suspected of witchcraft by local villagers.” She subscribes to cheerful nihilism, the destruction of the patriarchy, and the belief that glitter makes everything better. She is a Richmond-based writer and performer who has fiction and non-fiction work found in a variety of publications, such as The Mary Sue, RVA Magazine, The Quotable, and Nostrovia Press. She is currently the fiction editor and a regular contributor at Quail Bell Magazine. She is also the co-host of the podcast, This F***ing Guy! Find out more at or read her dumbass tweets on Twitter @itsrenmartinez

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