iván BRAVE

Writer

George and Hannah

1 April 2020
George and Hannah

There once was a secretary and a school teacher who loved each other very much, but they seemed to always argue over the children. They were hers, he said. She should do more to take care of them. Yeah, but I’m more busy than you, and you live in my house, which I pay for. […]

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Dream Job(s)

28 March 2020
Dream Job(s)

When I was a kid, I dreamed of being the main character of a video game. The game was about saving a princess, helping helpless villagers, and destroying the evil green-faced bad guy, who would stop at nothing to gain absolute power. He was powerful enough as is, but he wanted everyone else to bow […]

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Snow Impatient

21 March 2020
Snow Impatient

There’s nothing I hate more than wasting time, except talking about it. Yet I knew there was a pointless fight to be had as soon as I got home from the office. So I took the highway, hoping to speed down the left lane, get to my wife quicker than usual, and get the argument […]

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(Self-)Parental Guidance

18 March 2020
(Self-)Parental Guidance

An open letter to a fifteen year old. Dear you,   Look me in the eyes. Are you happy? The answer is No.   I’m going to do my best to transmit to you, through space and time, a message of hope and encouragement. Hope because we need to unleash some demons, followed swiftly by […]

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To Circumscribe: the Greater Literary Technique (and an emotional story to prove it)

14 March 2020
To Circumscribe: the Greater Literary Technique (and an emotional story to prove it)

Circumscribe, v.1. restrict something within limits.2. [geometry] draw a figure round another, touching it at points but not cutting it.Origin: Latin circum “around” + scribere “to write”   I.   Just as the word describe comes from the Latin “to write down,” let us reconsider a similar word, largely ignored from math class, to create […]

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My Biggest Mistake in Life and Why

11 March 2020
My Biggest Mistake in Life and Why

“Make mistakes.” This was my boss’s first piece of advice to me. It felt strangely familiar, knowing we must lose a few tokens to win the big chips. When I told him I appreciate his wisdom, he shook his head. “It’s not my idea. I just follow the principle.” Now I make at least one […]

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