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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!

Save Me

Look for me. Save me! Misguided, misunderstood, misaligned. Please, save me. Misused, misplaced, missed. Pretty please. Please, save me. Masters of Writing Flash Fiction Challenge

“What Do You Want?” Part 2

April 11, 2018 The Interim CEO gathers all the staff on the 4th floor of our organization. I walk to the printer to grab some documents and my colleague asks me if I am coming. “Coming to what?” I say. She shrugs and says “I don’t know, some […]

Flash Fiction: The Fortune Teller

Thank you Pia of Finally Unchained for inviting me to participate in your “Masters of Writing Flash Fiction” contest. I did not expect writing a 100-word story to be so difficult. My original story was 540 words long :). The theme is Friendship and I hope you enjoy. […]

Three Days, Three Quotes: Day Three

As I wrap up this three day challenge, I want to thank Laketra BFF for her presence and continued support. As you mentioned during your three days, it is truly a challenge. I respect the bloggers and artists who elect to write every single day. For my final […]

Three Days, Three Quotes: Day Two

Thank you again, Laketra BFF for thinking of me. This quote has been tied to Billy Shakes aka William Shakespeare (known by the former only to me) but there are many who say this is untrue and the actual source is unknown. Regardless, it is a great quote […]

Three Days, Three Quotes: Day One

My BBF (Best Blogging Friend) Laketra BFF, awesomely nominated me for the “Three days, Three Quotes” Challenge. She is a triple threat: beautiful, talented, and funny. If you are looking for a new supportive friend with heartwarming posts, I would suggest you check her out. Thanks, girl! Simple […]

Hotel Heartbreak

Do you recall a few years ago when Donald Glover posted a series of photos on his Instagram relenting his fears of the future written on a hotel napkin? Or do you ever think about or notice how celebrities tend to reach their lowest points in a hotel […]

The Upside Down

Every day, I fear that I am going to receive a call that someone I love has passed due to the actions of someone else. Be it a stranger, a neighbor, colleague, or police offer; I can see myself going mute and collapsing as the phone hits the […]

PAX EAST 2018

BACKSTORY During the summer of 2017, I decided I was going to surprise Austin with procuring tickets to PAX East 2018 as an anniversary/Christmas/ early birthday gift. After years of hearing his friends ask him if he was going, hearing them brag about their experiences, and Austin watching […]