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Tiara

Hello gentlepeople, welcome to Muted Mouthful! My name is Tiara (She/They/pronoun fluid), your humble host and guide through the inner workings of my mind. Muted Mouthful is a safe space I've created for myself, and hopefully, others, to navigate through some of life's cringiest moments. As someone that has felt misunderstood and out of place for most of my life, I now understand how important it is to share your story; this blog allows me to do so in the form of personal essays and creative writing. I hope we will be able to laugh, cry, and cringe together. If nothing else, you just made a new, quirky, weirdo friend!

Our Fictitious Child

Austin and I do not want children, I have mentioned it here. It is something we have always agreed on. As much as our parents want more grandchildren, and as much as we are well aware we would make great parents, they will have to be learn to […]

Flash Fiction: 1492

“Sir, I am almost finished with the chapter on indigenous life and the confiscation of their land.” “Johnson, are you mad? We will not speak of such things! Throw it out, now!” “But, but isn’t it a part of American history?” “My boy, we make textbooks for the […]

Flash Fiction: Senseless

“AR-15? Check! Bulletproof vest? Check!” Jeremy picked up his duffle bag and headed downstairs. “Whatcha got there?” His father said, while reading the newspaper. “It’s for a project.” He responded, nervously. “Do you want innocent blood on your hands, son?” “What?!” Jeremy froze. “Have a good day son.” […]

Flash Fiction: The Uninvited Guest

Tap, tap, tap. “Please let me in, I won’t do it again. I promise.” Rowan lifted her eyes from her paperback book and peered across the room. She had finally began to fully immerse in a novel she had been trying to read for months when she heard […]

“Where’s the Ring?”

So here is a secret, not really, I am planning a small wedding ceremony for next year. November 2019, universe willing, my partner and I will be celebrating 10 years together. I still do not know how or why we continue to work, but it is still a […]

Flash Fiction: A Missing Piece

I am a missing piece of a large, buried puzzle. The image, civilizations rich in culture, education, and tradition. Kings and queens kissed by the sun and forging love under the moon. There are more pieces spread about, more than I could ever know, separated by land, water, […]

This is Quite a Conundrum: Mystery Blogger Award

I would first like to thank Laketra BFF for nominating me for this award. She truly deserve her nomination, as she continues to write beautiful, thought-provoking pieces. I will keep the excerpt Laketra had on her post “According to Okoto Enigma, ‘Mystery Blogger Award is an award for […]

Milestone: 20 Followers!

It may not seem like a big deal to most, but I feel so fortunate to have gained 20 followers. I do not even have 20 friends, so the fact that you all have taken an interest in me makes me feel, simultaneously, anxious and grateful. I have […]

10 Helpful Tips When Seeking Therapy

May is Mental Health Awareness month! In my heart, I feel we are getting a little closer to recognizing mental health as regular health, but there is still so much work that needs to be done. I have this conversation, somewhat frequently, on what to expect or what […]