Violet Acevedo

Author Archive: Violet Acevedo

Stories, fictional and nonfictional, have always fascinated me. The desire to discover new stories is why I moved from Austin, Texas to Boston to go to school. The drive to learn about capturing stories is why I am in the College of Communication. And the need to express stories is why I write for this blog.

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Revisiting my YA Hero

Revisiting my YA Hero

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I heard Westerfeld had come out with another novel, ‘Afterworlds,’ the glimmering sheen of nostalgia eventually lured me back into the literary world of my teens.

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From Such Great Heights

From Such Great Heights

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Guys…this is going to be our home for the next four years.”

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Dear High School Seniors

Dear High School Seniors

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes I just want to stop you, drag you out of the group and away from your parents, sit you down and tell you a few things — from one senior to another.

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Boston’s Application for New Hometown

Boston’s Application for New Hometown

| April 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Position: New Hometown at Adulting Inc. Address applications to Recent College Grad.

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Every Window is a Sonder

Every Window is a Sonder

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

But something happens when we think that we’re alone. Stuck in a car, alone at night, the wall we build between ourselves and the world dissolves — and if there are windows, well, that allows someone a chance to peer in.

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Book Review: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

Book Review: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

| March 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Now out in paperback, the ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ novel, is an expanded yet familiar presence.

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Growing Up Sentimental

Growing Up Sentimental

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

I had to show her how much our friendship meant to me. I was eleven. At the time, I clinged to everything and everyone, placing emotional weight everywhere and grieving every loss or passing.

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Interesting Times

Interesting Times

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like saying someone is “late” when they’re dead, “interesting” is a nice, sanitized way to describe change, upheaval, and conflict. No one wants to live in volatile times. Yet, in the past, “interesting times” generally resulted in progress.

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Melbourne is not a “shithole”

Melbourne is not a “shithole”

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

“That place is a shithole,” our Irish roommate at the hostel said. I really wanted to prove him wrong.

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