My name is Branton. I play instruments like the banjo and write stories no one reads. I like to take pictures of stuff. I foolishly believe what I have to offer the world is going to make me rich and/or famous.
Hey, its cool of you to say that.
I don’t write anymore because I kind of lost the ability to. The writings I used to put on here were always written in one sitting with my iPhone stabbing its screen light into my eyes at 4AM. Very few times have I actually wrote something the traditional way; one piece at a time and over an extended period of time. Or maybe I’m just a lazy moron who lost what I hoped to get by writing. Maybe I’m writing something right now.
In early January I got inspired to write a novel. Like, not just some short story but a full book. Chapters and all. But you know me, I get inspired about something, make all sorts of preparations to do it, talk about it, hype myself about it, and then never do it. Ever. But even through all that I am actually trying to write…
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
Raise your hand if the first time you’ve heard of cultural appropriation was on tumblr!