HEARTSHAPED is a project I started in 2003, when I was 16 or 17. It has always been a perzine: a DIY mini-magazine with little stories and observations that start out as scribbles in my journals.

Heartshaped #7 is the latest issue, and it's the only one I currently have copies of. But some of my early writing is too cute not to share:

a surreal mini-story inspired by a long train ride. from heartshaped #5.

possibly the most emo thing ever written, this is a reflection on my changing relationship with music. written when I was 19, from heartshaped #2.

a short story about the thrill of making eye contact with your crush (written when I was 17!). this was the year I was obsessed with writing stories in the 2nd person. from heartshaped #1.