Zinniav

United States

I'm 17, interested in linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, theology, and history.

She/ Her | Bi | Disabled | Agnostic | Useless Intellectual | WA

I don't necessarily agree with my own assertions.

Message from Writer

I am primarily a poet, though I occasionally wade into prose and nearly always drown myself.

Listening to: Bell and Sebastian, Kings of Convenience, Jose Gonzales, Simon and Garfunkel, The Gentle Good

Reading: Albert Camus, Italo Calino, Robert Kaplan, Annie Dillard, Garcia Lorca, Hafiz, Ocean Vuong , Patrick Rothfuss

Watching: Derry Girls, Madam Secretary, The Durells in Corfu, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

If you would like a review, just ask!

I am always looking for good new books to read. Suggestions are welcome!

Please, please, feel free to start up a conversation or debate in the comment section of any of my pieces. There is nothing I like more than intellectual discussion.

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Zinniav (United States) published:

On American Values (Millionth Version)

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

One of my grandma's first memories is of huddling under a bomb shelter in London during the Blitz. Surprisingly, it wasn't a traumatic experience. Being an innocent, bright-eyed, three-year-old caught up in the horrors of humanity’s mechanized abstractions, she garnered a lot of sympathy. When the loud noises started, the adults would give her candy, sing her songs, tell her stories. It’s amazing how under the right circumstances bombs can become associated with bon-bons.

I don’t mean to trivialize the...

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Zinniav (United States) published:

Living in a National Historic Landmark

FREE WRITING

My town is a Victorian woman who has lost her virginity, trying to hide her bloody underwear. The girlish lilac so many houses are slathered in feels off, like rough on already flushed cheeks. 

There is a man with a brass pocket watch who conducts a tour of all the haunted mansions and sewers, after an hour he sends the tourists off for pizza and cheap souvenirs. But we’re still living here, paying way too much in rent.

I have...

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Zinniav (United States) published:

Schrödinger's Cat

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The refrigerator has skin.

It hums, cold through the cold night, singing to itself.

There is an emptiness wound into our mechanisms. 

In the dark, I poured myself a cup of orange juice. 

Acid, lips, lungs, I couldn't swallow. I rejected the sun. 

Like refrigerators, we are haunted by a timeless past. 

We hum our ancestral melodies to keep our insides from spoiling. 

I once heard a story about a cat.

It barfed up its guts after drinking antifreeze.

I...

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Zinniav (United States) reviewed:

The Lies that We are Told

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

Great job! Most of my suggestions are just line edits.

about 1 hour ago

Zinniav (United States) reviewed:

Kids Clothing: Stereotyping Youth at a Young Age(REVIEW FOR REVIEW)

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

A pleasure to review! Sorry if it seems like I was being harsh, it's only because I think this piece has a ton of potential. Truly excellent job!

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