Ashley Nicole Hunter

Editor, Author, Priestess of Words

Tag Archives: writing

A Long Time Coming

No, the title isn’t a dirty joke…although I suppose, given the circumstances, it really could be. But just this once, I’m referring to the fact that I’ve been working on … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Suicide and Side Effects

Yesterday I picked up my medication at the pharmacist, and my husband and I continued our research into possible side effects of Citalopram, the pill I was prescribed. He’s been … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depression, Anxiety, and Writing

When we’re going through difficult changes in our lives, it can be easy to explain away our feelings of sadness and anxiety. “Of course I’m shaking,” we tell ourselves, “my … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Ink Society

When I was first brought on to the Vortex staff, it was to serve as the public relations person. My job was to keep the social media platforms running and … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vortex Issue 43

For much of this year, I’ve been working on my school’s lit mag, The Vortex. We put forth several online editions throughout the school year (which you can find here … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Faking It

The intense love I have for wearing pajamas all day and curling up with a book means that when I try to accomplish something (getting involved in community service, writing, … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rest and Renewal

It seems like I have been caught in the middle of a storm for months. This has not been an altogether unpleasant thing. Though I haven’t felt the first bit … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cui Bono

  This was going to be a post about why you’re wrong. It was glorious. It had respected journals as sources, quotes from important people…it even had a chart. A … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Begin Again

  My first attempt at college was pretty disastrous. The year before I had been kicked out of my father’s house shortly after turning eighteen. My fiancé had just been … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Gods Like to Keep You Busy

When I was growing up, if ever I made the mistake of complaining to an adult that I was “bored” you can bet they would find me several things to … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

***Oscar Wilde

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“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”

***Neil Gaiman

“Stand at the crossroads if you will, but if you'll not choose, I'll move on without you.”

***Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart

"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery."

***Anais Nin