• Staying sane inside my f'd-up brain..

General details

  • sjhunt2005

  • Florida

  • sjhunt2005

  • Post-Grad

  • Female

  • English

In short

  • Thank God I was put on medication early in my life.  I grew up poor, which makes a person feel like a second-class citizen. I remember having the only dirt yard, while the rest of the block had beautiful lawns, regularly sprinkled. But we were "The renters".

    I usually don't tell a lot about my life; people always react by looking at me like I'm an alien or a terrific liar.

    The project 'Mine Has Been No Ordinary Life is a memoir in progress. I've been encouraged to present it as fiction, as it seems too unbelievable to be true.

    If I was told my life story, I might shank it off as a poor deranged individual's imagination.

    I find this highly ironic yet completely understandable. If I presented it as fiction, everyone would believe the story! But the problem remains. It's all true.

    I have lived in 56 places and have the addresses to prove it. I never went to High School or much of Junior High. Yet, I have a bachelor's degree and 12 credits toward my Masters, which I decided was a waste of my life, because I was so bored, the Master's endeavor, that is.

    Seriously, I was not supposed to live, since I was a toddler. I've been through so many near death experiences, I don't consider them a big deal anymore.

    Except when I go through one again, it's a regular occurrence and remains creepy, at the best description.

    The extraordinary experiences I been through leaves most mental health professionals shaking their heads. The same refrain has been repeated so many times, I roll my eyes when I hear it coming. "How the hell are you still alive?" 

    I don't know how. I don't know why And I really don't care anymore. (Umm, sorry, that's bullshit, I do care, I care a lot.) I am still here...wherever "here" is. I am as much in the present as the past.

    I've never had any formal training on the art of poetry, novels, memoirs and the countless of forms of writing. I write to hopefully keep myself alive and let others know they are not alone.

  • Survival!  And being a total ass.

    But really, I want to be rich and famous and be respected so much for my brilliant literature, that it is mandatory reading in an English class, like, To Kill A Mockingbird.
    Yes that's what I really want!

    I want to have money out the ying-yang so I can do what I want without people thinking I'm a friggin lowlife..

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Crime, Short Story

    Non-Fiction: Computing & Internet, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, True Crime

    Poetry: General

  • To Kill A Mocking Bird,
     In Cold Blood
    The Outsiders
    The Bell Jar
    One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest
     Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
    Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn
    Grapes of Wrath and Travels With Charlie
    The World According To Garp
    She's Come Undone
    Running With Scissors and Dry
  • Higher Drinking, By Carrie Fisher
    Stein On Writing, By Sol Stein
    Magical Thinking, By Augusten Burroughs
    Windows XP Hacks, By Preston Gralla
    Windows Vista, Beyond The Manual, By Jonathon Hassell & Tony Campbell
    The Current Rolling Stone Mag
  • In front of my laptop, either on my couch, my bed, outside on the back patio or in my treehouse in my backyard.
  • Numerous Poems, Prose, Personal Reflections, and  Essays
  • Fiction: Crime, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Short Story

    Non-Fiction: History, Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Reference, True Crime

    Poetry: General

  • Dylan Thomas, or Ellen Degeneres
  • Harper Lee, Truman Capote, S.E. Hinton, Sylvia Plath, Dee Brown, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, John Irving, Wally Lamb, Augusten Burroughs, Anne Sexton, Robert Frost, Emily Dickenson, Aurthor Rimbaud, Charles Bukowski