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A note about a very good friend.

Spiritually speaking, I’ve always felt pretty connected to something deeper. Since childhood, communicating with the world around me as one might with an old friend felt natural to me. The way I saw it, if you couldn’t talk to god like your best friend, why talk at all?

I knew god as “Jehovah” back then, and I talked to “him” all the time. My mother told me god was nothing but love and held me in the highest regard as one of his creations. I believed her. Of course I did. I had…


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An experience of time

For what it’s worth, I did remember to turn off my porch light for the monarch butterflies migrating south, like the Mayor requested. The idea was to make the night sky very dark over our metropolitan area so as not to confuse the monarchs’ delicate navigation systems. I did remember, but it was many months later in the dead of night, far too late to make a difference. I did not harbor ill intentions toward the monarchs. Certainly, I desired of their success. It was simply a matter of habit. At night, I set the coffee…


A casual fan goes deep.

I’ll be the first to admit I have no business writing about a television program based on a comic. My first real exposure to Harley Quinn was “Birds of Prey” in 2020. It was the last movie I saw in theaters before the world changed into an unrecognizable landscape. I cherish the experience because I fell in love that day. I am not a lifelong comics fan, but I do enjoy movies so I have seen most comic based films. I have never felt a kinship with a character before Harley. …


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How to feel like a success when there is no proof

You don’t know my name. Even if you happen to read it here, you will soon forget. It’s not personal. There is much content and so very little brain-space for non-essential information. My name is not in rooms big or small. As a writer, I am not outwardly “successful.” I have no manuscripts under contract negotiations, and my work is yet to be featured in Big Name publications. While I may have some natural ability with language, I am neither heart-stoppingly talented, nor overly dedicated to my craft. I…

Miranda Chop

I write about the transformative power of art, the human journey to radical self-love, and a little feminist horror poetry for good measure.

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