The New Olio

In a Relationship

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In real life, relationships are complex. In fact, human interaction of any sort is just about the most elaborate intermingling of social, psychological, and physical frameworks you’ll ever see. This is why successful movies, books, and television shows all focus on character growth and personal relationships; people love to see the intricacies at work. However, these relationships can be molded, contorted into being what we want and, more often, what we don’t want. Through textual mediums such as instant messenger or e-mail, the lack of vocal inflection requires you to…read more

Friendship, Fear, and the Great Unknown

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I could hear the hollow bellow from above. Even over the unrelenting, roaring wind, I could hear it. I could see the white-hot gaze just ahead. Even through the snowy, sideways haze, I could see it. Against it all, I prayed I was safe. I prayed we were safe. “Oh god oh god,” I heard myself mutter over and over again, waiting for the terror to pass, huddled in the shadows of this rocky remnant. I turned to my companion. But he was gone. Tracks laid were he once stood….read more