My newest article for RVA Magazine about the Women’s March and the next steps for the activists I spoke with. Check it out!
Author Archives: Ren Martinez
I’m applying to be an intern at RVA Mag, a super cool publication about arts and community in Richmond.Admittedly, I’m probably the only one that isn’t in college (and hasn’t been for awhile) but they said that wasn’t a requirement. I’ve been floundering for awhile as far as future-type things. Unsure if I’m stagnating orContinue reading “The Intern”
I got almost no sleep last night. And now, I’m not sure if I’ll sleep well for four years. It’s not anger that keeps me awake (not that I’m not angry because I’m furious). It’s fear. I’m shaken by terror when I think about the targets painted on my back and on those I love.Continue reading “night terrors”
So, I’ve finally committed. I’m going to get this goddamn novel published. I set it on the back burner, tidied it up, sent it off to a beta reader, tidied it up some more, and now it is officially ready to get out there and meet some agents. I’ve already sent it out to theContinue reading “100 Rejections”
So I’ve decided to start an advice column (because what else is a Slytherin with ADHD going to do?). It’s called The Fangirl’s Guide to Adulting and I’ve already got my first question! If any of you lovelies are interested, you should check it out here.
Here’s a fun game. Am I just in a rut or is this depression? Motivation has been bleeding from me for some time. Not all at once, like arterial spray. Just a slow, sluggish leak that I barely notice until I look down and see all the blood. But, I can’t tell what caused meContinue reading “Feeling Foggy”
Coercion (A Grimm Tale)
New piece is up at Quail Bell Magazine. Trigger warnings for sexual coercion and relationship abuse. Coercion (A Grimm Tale)
The Chosen One
The old man, who had lived too many long years to see the prophecy fulfilled, reached his hand out to her, palm wrinkled and waiting. “You are the chosen one,” he informed her, “and the fate of the world rests in your hands.” Those words hung between them; a crescendo of anticipation vibrated in the silence–likeContinue reading “The Chosen One”
Guidelines and Deadlines
Have you ever been so stressed out that it stresses you out that you’re stressed? My work just dropped a huge bomb on the staff, basically changing the nature of our jobs and increasing out workload under the guise of “making your jobs easier and more efficient.” My job has gone from one clear purposeContinue reading “Guidelines and Deadlines”
I’m trying to exorcise the ugly inside me. No one does right all the time. There are times that I well up with it, rage like splinters beneath my nails, doubt like claws running down the back of my neck, fear sour and dripping from my tongue. Humans are gardens, but even the most beautifulContinue reading “Gardens”