Melanie Gapany

Essays, Featured

Why No One Goes to Your Events

Many of us have been there. You’ve planned the perfect party, thought of all the details, decorated to the nines and picked the perfect outfit for your all-out themed event, but then the day comes and you end up with an empty house. Your party attendee list is significantly smaller than  ...

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Essays, Featured

Nothing to Write Home About

Whenever I watch any of the arguably horrible television shows that entertain me, I always have to tell myself why I even bother watching these things. The acting is always over the top (although I  have mastered that breathy, punctuated, “Im lecturing you” delivery Shonda Rhimes is  ...

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Essays, Featured

My Phone Almost Killed Me

A few weeks ago, my phone began to act up. It would shut itself off as soon as unplugged, and ghost type messages to random people in my contact. At one point, it even managed to send about 42 of my unread emails into my archive.  C’est la vie. When I took it in, they told me that the  ...

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Profiles

Miami Alive: The Districts

Although Miami Alive is no longer online, my love for the 305 and everything Miami hasn’t gone anywhere. Back when the site was up, my two favorite sections were the site’s “Places and Spaces” and “Icons in the City” sections. Sure, the nightlife photos may  ...

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Poetry

What was That: Haikus #1

I write so many of these, all of the time. Haikus are like my personal adult coloring books, they relax me and they make me laugh out loud by myself sometimes, the make me wonder If I was okay when I wrote them. Today, I share some of these older ones I recently found. #1 paper means nothing  ...

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Poetry

Got Home Late

Came home late. and he had been here for a while, and he had made pork with onions. I know he did. I also know that he pan fried it, because the sweet, sweet aroma of that meaty musk; the tinge of that pan-seared perfection still lingers delicately in the air; and are seriously fucking  ...

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