Les Fleurs du Mal

A view from the Harry Ransom Center Pictured high in both Ransom Center Atrias, the image of Charles Baudelaire’s scandalous flower from his 1857 poetry collection, Les fleurs du mal stands tall. As part of the Ransom Center’s French Literature Collection, this rare first edition of Les fleurs du mal features the namesake Flower ofContinue reading “Les Fleurs du Mal”

The Tale of Ally the Princess

Written for my friend’s graduation May 2017 Once upon a time in a far away valley lived a cute little Princess who called herself Ally. Ally was fun, and sweet, and kind, she was easily a monarch you could rally behind. She spent her days singing and dancing to songs, there wasn’t a soul who’dContinue reading “The Tale of Ally the Princess”

The Tale of Pamela the Wizard

Written for my friend’s college graduation, May 2018   Once upon a time in a faraway land, Pamela slept tight – spell book in hand. For three years she’d studied, and studied, and thought to learn to use magic, completely self-taught.   Tomorrow’s the day where she’d show off her stuff to prove to the worldContinue reading “The Tale of Pamela the Wizard”