Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Sight (#2)

So recently I've been writing "The Daughter" which I've made into the second in the series "the Sight" (yes meaning I've made it into a least a mini one). I'm not done with it yet but when I am I'll post it on here. You've probably seen my "The Daughters" that was a started a while ago but I've changed it around and made it better so....yeah. When I finish it I'll get it on this blog.

The Future

"I dont want to be famous. All I want is when someone looks up my name on Google they'll see my face, not some Cattle Call Queen from California!""
~Danielle Standiford

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Twisted time

Now think about the time like it was a pool. Think about if you hated yourself enough and time travel was a possability. Now this is very weird of me to think of but..... If your future self went back in time to kill you're past self during the present (your present not your future selfs present) then would you see yourself die twice or would you not exsist to see yourself die? Then if you didn't exsist to see yourself die then how could you kill yourself? In my opinion you would see your past self die and then your present and future self would stop exsisting altogether AFTER you commited the act. This, of course, is my opinion... Why don't you tell me yours?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The difference between fat and overweight!

"I noticed today something that will help me through the rest of the year in highschool and all my years in college. I noticed that there is a difference between fat and overweight. When someone is being mean they will call you fat, but when you go to the doctors they tell you you're overweight. Why do they use such different words? For a while I believed that whenever I went to the doctor and they said that I was overweight, I thought they were using a nice word just to call me fat. The difference I realized today, is that they're not calling me fat.
Last year in Money and Banking my teacher told me you can't be broke unless you make yourself broke. He said that being broke was a state of mind. You can be poor, but unless you believe yourself to be broke you wont be. Isn't "Fat" and "overweight" the same thing?
Being overweight is a fact! I admit I'm overweight. But I'm not fat! "Fat" is a state of mind! You can't be fat unless you believe you're fat.
There's also one more thing that helps me get through stuff. It's something my mom always told me and it's good for others to know also:
'You have the power to change what you look like. If you think your overweight, then go running. Only you can change that about yourself. Only you have the power to change that about yourself. None of those other people can do it for you. Not the doctors, not the jerks in school, and not even your family. Only you! Your body is yours to deal with, and yours alone.' "

~Danielle Standiford

Friday, July 27, 2012

My Sister and I, The Daughters! (random short stories)

It's not that I hate the people in my school. In fact, my sister and I, are friends with quite a lot of people. We're not popular only because we dont want to be. Popularity always comes with a price. There's the fact that if you're popular everyone expects you to do drugs with them or have alcoholic parties, which isn't cool at all. Then there's the guys who think just because you're popular you'll put out. Sorry, but it's not gonna happen that way. Yes, popularity always comes with a price, which is why my sister and I shun most of the poeple in my school. Not because we hate them, but because we don't want to deal with it.
My sister, the carbon copy of me, has brown hair and eyes that if you look closely you can see green, blue, and brown. Our birth parents? We don't really know who they are, but we love the people who raised us. They're more than anything we could've hoped for. My sister and I both love to read, write, and well....learn. But what we love to do more than anything is our martial arts training.
We started out doing Karate when we were five and we excelled in it so much we had black belts in the next couple months. We then proceded to foil, a European type of sword fighting. The year after that we turned to real sword fighting; and the year after that we were throwing Shurikens that were so sharp that if you touched the blade you would risk cutting off your finger. We continued to circulate around the martial arts until, by the age of 13, we were master fighters.
We're sixteen years old now and can still beat the crap out of every douche bag that trys to mess with us, but the question that comes to both of our minds whenever we pick up a foil or Shuriken...why? Why were we so good at fighting? Why did we love winning them so much? In fact, we were so brutal when we were fighting we sometimes had to have people come in and pull us off our oponents. We didn't mean to really hurt people when we started fighting but we went into a haze when we picked up a weapon. Like sharks when they smell blood. So why did that happen?
The night we found out the answer was the night we found out we were the key to the beggining of the apacolypse

Sunday, June 24, 2012

teen ink vip

Ok, so you all know that I sent submissions in to teen ink. Well they just sent me a gmail and said that I had become a vip on their website because of the number of votes on my story! All of my votes got five stars!!!! That's amazing! I'm sending more short stories to be gone over so those can maybe get published, too. I wonder if this counts for publishing for scholarship applications. I hope it does because I really need that 20,000 dollar scholarship.....You have NO IDEA how much I need that money for college!

Friday, June 15, 2012


Ok so here's the latest writing news. I sent one of my short stories into the and it got published on their webpage!!!! yaaaaaay! Anyways it's called THE SIGHT and I'm really excited about it.

here's The Sight! go ahead and read it and vote on it. maybe you can help me get it published in the magazine too!

Monday, June 11, 2012


"You can live your whole life alone but you're never truly alone until there's no one left to love you." ~Danielle Standiford

A Painting

"Life is a painting, but who holds the brush?" ~Danielle Standiford

People Watching!

Why is it, when you're bored or lonelly you go to a public place to people watch? What is so interesting about other peoples' lives that you enjoy watching? Are you runing away from your own life by being an observer fo others? Or is it the mystery of life you're running from?

Sunday, June 3, 2012


"All fights are stupid. It's if you have too many of those stupid fights that make them serious." ~Danielle Standifor

Look at me like I'm a stranger!

Have you ever looked at someone that you know, like the way you look at a stranger? When you look at them you don't see the times you hung out or all the laughs you had, you just look at them. If you haven't....try it! Try to see in them what a stranger would see in them. I'm reading a book right now that speaks about glamours, but everyone is surrounded by glamours. Everyone has their own little secrets, and sometimes only people who don't know you can see those secrets. A secret that you keep well hidden from your friends and relatives might be really easy to spot from someone that just looks at you for a minute. Look at your friends like a stranger and the things that they try to keep hidden from you might become apparent.

Freaking out!

I'm silently freaking out right now. I have four days until the end of junior year/the begging of senior year, six days until my ACT, and soon it will be SUMMER! maybe I'm excited for the last part. Everything is changing. I read a book once that said: "You haven't grown up until you could go back to the past and change it." I guess that means I'm growing up...and that scares me, too.

Friday, June 1, 2012


"I wish I could stop pretending. I wish I could make it all better....Life goes on I guess...Life goes on." ~Danielle Standiford

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Songs Heal!

Sometimes there are no words to find. There is no way to put the things you are feeling into words. This doesn't mean they are not there. If you are feeling this way look to the songs. Songs heal. Sometimes the things you are feeling are already put into words by the famous singer songwriters of the world today. Katy Pery, Adel, One Direction, Boys Like Girls, The Gym Class Heroes, Kelly Clarkson, and even Disturbed or Slipknot. You can get inspiration from any song as long as it really means something to you.

This one is very inspirational to me.

All my life i've had people from school saying I'm not pretty enough, don't wear enough make-up, have TOO full of a figure. Some day I want someone to say this to me and it not be someone related to me or my friends. I want to be called beautiful just once and that's why "What makes you beautiful" by One Direction is inspiring to me. Listen to it and know, if you feel the same way I do, then you are not alone.

A roller coaster and my random ramblings!

"Life is a constant roller coaster. You're gonna throw up sometimes and when you do, you effect everyone around you. You're stuck there until the ride is done. You have to go through it with enthusiasm or you'll have a heart attach. The world doesn't revolve around you and the people in it count on you not to scream in their ear while you're there."
~Danielle Standford

Friday, May 18, 2012

Random Short Story

Using the famous quote from the movie The Sixth Sense: "I see dead people!" There are numerous differences between me and the boy from the movie though. First of all...I'm not a boy, which I hope is obvious to people. Second, I'm not that young anymore. Plus, the cliches he uses for when he sees the dead people are stupid. It doesn't get cold in the room, the lights don't dim, and most of the ghosts just want to talk. They love to be seen just as much as a weird kid in highschool...which is me so I can kind of relate.


"I don't want to hide anymore but I don't know how to stop." ~Danielle Standiford


"I see the world differently, but isn't that true for everyone else?"
~Danielle Standiford

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Crickets and a brothers influence!

I heard the crickets chirping last night. It's one of my favorite noises in the world. Of course, like everyone, the reasons we like certain things are because of the memories those senses are tied to. The crickets, to me, remind me of summer. Reminds me of restful nights, no cares in the world, family, and most of In fact, when I was really young my older brother, Dusty, convinced me that we were going to run away and that the only thing we were going to be able to eat were crickets. brother made me EAT a CRICKET!!! It's okay though because he ate one, too. Lol, I love summer.

Friday, May 11, 2012

My dog Ginger!

This is a picture of my bother Dusty and my dog Ginger. Ginger, unfortunatly, isn't doing so well lately. We suspect that she's got arthritis in her hips but this morning.....She wouldn't get up to go to the bathroom and when she finally did get up we had to help her get down the step to outside. When we did, she yelped. I'm so worried. My parents are taking her to the vet now but I don't even know what I'll do if she has to be put down. We got her when I was five and I'm 16 now. It would just be weird without her. yeah, really wierd.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nothing Important?

I just started thinking about how to respond when someone asks you how you are doing. I know the appropriate thing to say is "fine" but people even say it when they're not. What I really don't like though is when people say "Nothing Important". What does that even mean? What might not be that important to you might be very important to someone else. Try this next time someone asks you that question, try saying the truth. Try, explaining to them how your life has really been, or don't say anything at all. "how are you" shouldn't be a in-passing comment that's used instead of just "hi". It's something you ask someone you really care for. Someone you really want to know how their life has been.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Giving Up!

Now, you might think of me bad for this but I will tell you why after I explain the situation.

My friend (so and so) has a problem with cutting. My other friends and I have been trying to help this friend for a while. Trying to get her counciling, trying to make her understand that she's beautiful without having a guy to tell her so.(not lesbo or by, just saying). Trying not to get herself pregnant with the next boyfriend because we know she's trying to do that. Trying to not let her throw her life away. Trying to just be there for her....but after a while.... I gave up!

Before you get mad or pissed off at me, let me explain.

You see, after everything my friends and I did, she stopped listening. She would get back together with the guy she had just harmed herself over. She would start dating another guy sometimes less than two weeks later (never over two weeks). She would ignore us when we told her we were there for her. And I noticed that while she was going down....she was dragging me down with her. I was getting depressed to the point I thought of offing MYSELF. So, I gave up to save myself. Does that make me a bad person? Even if she didn't listen to me, does that make me a bad person to just give up on her? Seriously! If you reading this, I really want to know. Comment below...Please.


I'm being pushed into doing something. I don't know if you could call it peer presure when it's a teacher that's making you do it. First of all, so you don't freak out, it's not anything bad. Second, it's not that I don't wanna do it, it's that I'm not interested. Just saying, I'm not gonna tell you what it is because I know my friend wants to do it and I'm just that kind of person. It's not like doing this is really going to effect my life in any way I just have no intrest in this particular thing. Plus, I don't want to start any un-necessary dramma. Who, would? Seriously? I really hate those people that really strive for the drama. They're annoying because that's all that they think about. Anyway, I'm rambling. What I just wanted to say is that you're welcom to the particular friend that I'm doing this for, even though you don't know that I'm doing it, and that this isn't the first time I'm doing it. Oh, and to my friends that read this blog, no I'm not going to tell you who the friend is. Even if you ask. lol :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Secrets

I finally came up with enough courage to write down some of my secrets. I say some because I don't want people to know EVERTHING about me, which leads me to my first secret.

1. I'm afraid of what people will think of me, so I don't let them know everthing about me.
2. I'm afraid of not making something of my life.
3. I'm afraid of being alone my whole life.
4. I'm afraid of settling with the first guy to say I'm beautiful.
5. I'm afraid of being poor.
6. Nobody knows what happened....yeah lets just put it like that.
7. I don't like to cry infront of people, which sometimes makes me look like a bitch.
8. I'm a sensitive person, but only my friends know it. (and only because I told them I was)
9. I don't wear shorts at school because I'm afraid of people thinking the same thing that I do.
10. I wear black, not because I want to be ignored, but becuase I want to be noticed.
11. I constantly fight my shyness. If it was up to me I'd be in my room reading in a corner all the time.
12. I started reading so much to get away from reality.

Post below the secrets that apply to you. I dont need sympathy, I just don't want to be alone in this.

13. I don't like sympathy because I don't like dealing with emotions.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


So today in PSR (personal social responsibility) we were coming up with ideas for a bullying prevention project for our school and we watched some postsecret videos of google and youtube. The videos really made me realize that I have a lot of problems!!! But there are other people with the same problems. I'm not gonna tell you my secrets though, im gonna actually send them out to this guy maybe. It would be nice to tell someone (who wont know it's me) all the problems I've been keeping secret for years now. Secrets that I've kept inside since I was 5 and litterally never told ANYBODY. Secrets that would be good to confess to... If you feel the same way.... maybe you should try it too!

"PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail
in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.
PostSecret, 13345 Copper Ridge Road, Germantown, MD 20874, USA"

To see more information go to

Monday, April 30, 2012

Time Going Faster?

Why is it that when you're having fun time seems to go faster? I really wish I could change that around. I wish that time would go faster when your not having fun! If time went slower when you were having fun you wouldn't have to spend the slow times wishing for the fast. Life wouldn't be a breeze it would be the sun; bright and all consuming.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Is success something you can achieve? Or is it something only you can establish? Are you yourself in charge of your own success. Or is it already destined to be? If you are a teacher or poet can you be considered more successful than someone who's a brain surgeon or someone who cured cancer? And if it is something to achieve, who determines who's successful and who's not. Who decides?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Future of Ashes! (excerpt from story idea)

The date is January 1st, 2013. It's New Years, but the sky is the only thing that's new. Where once stood factories now...there is only ash. Looking out the cave where I have spent most of my last couple weeks I can see barren lands, smoke...death, lots of death. I wonder if I'm the only one here anymore. If I'm the only one who can call myself human. Sure, I've seen other beings...but they've gone cold. Their eyes gone bloodshot. Their minds?...Just gone.
As I continue to stare out of my solitary cave I see movement. The first movement I've seen in days. The ashes moving restlessly, and out of the ashes they were born! Demons climbing out of the ashes! Their red eyes and claws searching out something to eat, and as I stand their watching I realized....This was my future I was watching... My future; the future of Ashes.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Money...Why was it even made? Did one person wake up one day and say "this could be worth something"? What would society be like if there was no such thing as money? Would people walk into a store and grab what they needed and walk out? There would be less theft! People wouldn't need to steel stuff if it was free. People would be doing the jobs they wanted to without having to worry about how much college costs. Is that the key to a Utopian Society? It would never happen in a million years, but is that the key? It would be nice to know. It would be nice to experience that kind of Society, even if it only lasted for a second.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Me and the World

"I noticed today that I like to learn about other people. I like to dissect other people's minds until I know everything about them. I like to find out everything that makes people tick. I like to judge that person afterwards. I don't judge them by their personality though, I judge them on the way their personality would fit mine. So, I judged my own personality and assume that that personality is ultimate. Am I right to match other people's personality to mine? No, but I'm not the only one to do it. Everyone, from the moment they acquire their personality, starts judging other people by the way they themselves are. We are a world of biases and I just noticed it."
~Danielle Standiford

Monday, April 16, 2012

Caught Cheating?

"It isn't concidered cheating if the person you are getting the answers from didn't put any effort into it."
~Danielle Standiford


"A lot of things occur because people wish to control the uncontrollable. I merely wish to understand it and then enjoy it."
~Danielle Standiford


"Money doesn't buy you happiness, but it makes it a lot easier to accomplish."
~Danielle Standiford

Sunday, April 15, 2012


"A great many deaths occur because stupidity kicks people in the gut." ~Danielle Standiford

Friday, April 13, 2012

The End of Darkness

"When you walk down a long hall to find the end of the light; you find darkness. Why is it that when you search for the end of darkness you just find more?"
~Danielle Standiford

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Minstrel Man by: Langstan Hughes

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter
And my throat
Is deep with song,
You do not think
I suffer after
I have held my pain
So long?

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter,
You do not hear
My inner cry?
Because my feet
Are gay with dancing,
You do not know
I die?

P.S. I chose to post this one because it kinda goes perfectly after the last one that I posted. Oh, and don't make any conection to the fact that this writer is already dead and the irony that you probably see. lol... I mean....that's rude! (lol XD)

We Wear the Mask by: Paul Dunbar

WE wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

P.S. I chose to post this on my blog because there can be many different ways to interpret it. I wont say what I think this means because it's really for you to decide what it means to you. And I wont try to tell you who Paul Dunbar is and his whole life story because you probably already heard it or are going to sometime in your life.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


"Whoever made religion should be blamed for creating not life but death because religion is the reason for many wars."
~Danielle Standiford

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bad Book

"Books are a way to go places you've never gone before, but with this book I'm about ready to pack up and go home!"
~Danielle Standiford

Seeing is believing

"People rely on the saying 'seeing is believing'. So why are dreams just dreams? You see it, it's there. If seeing is believing, then believe that you don't just dream, you travel." ~Danielle Standiford

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


"The weird things in life should be charished; the neat the ignored." ~Danielle Standiford

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shadow Lining

I share my space with darkness
inside my self abyss.
The sweet serene confuseion
is my one route for bliss.
The thought of demons scare me.
To be hurt outside though is sure.
Even though my mind can trick me
I know what surrounds me is pure

-By my brother Dusty (even though he might not remember writing it).

Friday, March 30, 2012

Longing For Something!

"In the summer I long for winter. In the winter I long for summer. When it's loud I long for quiet. When it's quiet I long for noise. When it's colorful I long for darkness. When it's dark I long for color. Why must we all long for something that's just out of reach?" ~Danielle Standiford


I now hold many demons inside me. The demon of Secrets, the demon of Doubt, and the Demon of Hope...Is it worth it to hope? That is the question, isn't it? The question of whether hope is a demon is a question already answered. Yes, yes it is. Why else would people have such a useless emotion? Why else would people hope for things they could never have or accomplish? Yes, hope is a demon, but is it worth it? The quetion can't quite be answered without first answering another...Is it worth it to live? ~ Danielle Standiford (used in one of my stories)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


"You join this world in innocence. You leave this world the same way." ~Danielle Standiford


"The best things in life are the things you aren't obssesed to have." ~Danielle Standiford

To Worry

"There are times I worry about people. There are times I do not. Worrying is selfish though. You don't worry FOR other people. You don't ask people to worry about you when you leave. You worry for your own sanity, not theirs." ~Danielle Standiford

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


"You join this world in innocence. You leave this world the same way." ~ Danielle Standiford

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Elizabeth & Darius

I had a beautiful home by the railroad
A beautiful life
A beautiful husband
It was all consumed in fire

My beautiful long brown hair
My beautiful long red dress
My beautiful curtains made by hand
It was all consumed in fire

My beautiful shoes
My beautiful bed
My beautiful table
It was all consumed in fire

My beautiful plates that I painted
My beautiful garden that I planted
My beautiful window I used to bird watch
It was all consumed in fire

How could I tell anyone
There was no time
I was already gone
I was consumed in fire

Nobody knew
It was deemed an accident
No one saw the person watching
As my beautiful world
Was consumed in fire

~Danielle Standiford

Soon To Be Famous

"If you knew how famous you were going to be; you would loose all hope of being famous at all."
         ~Danielle Standiford