C. E. Poley

Ridiculous, serious, curious. Writer and lover of words, love, and the world. Find me at http://corissapoley.com or @_legendarychild


The Most Terrifying Thing in the World

The first time I saw my father weep was the same day I accidentally saved my brother’s life. I was 12.


Which Thoughts Are Your Own?

by C. E. Poley

We often find ourselves struggling to define how we feel both inside our selves and outside. We struggle to find methods that…


The Sound of a Sneeze

A young man with a plan.

“Achoo!” He heard the delightful inception of a cold descend on the small office call center. He did not allow himself a smile just yet. It had begun.

The cubicle walls were drab. The hum of telephones echoed around him; educated minds performed uneducated work. The office walls that bordered the room were a…


8 Ways Camping Enriches Your Life

Feeling brain dead? Check into Hotel Wilderness.


John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than


Road Trip: The Epic Hero’s Daring Journey

Everyone has a little wanderlust in their veins.


Something out there needs to be explored. The moment you put on your…


Handwrite Your Thoughts For Less Stress

Freaked out? Write it down.


This is my favorite pen.

I Climbed a Mountain Staircase Barefoot,

 and descended shod.


In a single day;

I rested my heart on the river, and spurred it up the mountainside;


The Most Terrifying Thing in the World

The first time I saw my father weep was the same day I accidentally saved my brother’s life. I was 12.