Editor’s Note i.
Meet the Contributors
Adaryn, by Sophia 1-2
Authenticity, by Abbiee 3
Intention, by Rachel 4
Be, by Rose 5-6
Beauty, by Mackenzie 7-8
Experience, by Autumn 9-10
Ineffiable, by Hannah 11-12
Lovely, by Grace 13-14
Sillage, by Bethan 15-16
Sonder, by Morning 17-18
Vellichor, by Anna 19-20
Yonderly, by Ava 21-22
There are so many words can summarize the entire growth of this project. A summer collaborative
slowly morphing into something far greater than any of us could have imagined. Conversations filled
with all caps, exclamation marks, and laughing tear emojis. Pancakes. Waffles. Albion, 2K16. Embarking
on new beginnings can be such a crazy experience that taking everything all in and recollecting it later,
perhaps due to the sense of euphoria accompanied with nostalgia, can be difficult. Still, we try our best
to express it within the right connotation, to fully capture the memory in whatever media we are most
comfortable expressing memories and thoughts with-- sketches, music, poetry, the list is never-ending.
Unlike its sister zine, Sacred Zine Club, Paper Comets focuses more towards the writing aspect of art,
the cultivation of one's personal voice. Personal voice is important, especially in artistry-- it takes much
effort and precision to truly convey the meaning of the thought or memory we are trying to convey.
Often, we will often be inspired by mundane objects and instances we happen to stumble across, such
as a collection of quotes or paintings. Words cannot begin to fathom the amount of brainstorming it
took to finally stumble across our first theme's issue, until one day, the idea settled.
Words-- what they mean to the author and how it is connoted by each author-- slowly grew from a
mere idea thrown out during heavy brainstorming sessions up to a wild, frenzied storm ready to burst
out into the world and be heard. We hope that you enjoy this issue as much as we had while creating
everything, under the light of the midnight sun, the sparkling stars, besides the comfort of a fire (or
under a blanket, in bed), learning a bit more about these artists and potentially, uncovering something
for yourself, as you journey through their creative lives.
Face it: the creative journey never ends. But there will always be a beginning step, the step ready to
jump from a precipice and fly into unknown grounds-- and for us here at Paper Comets and Freckled
Minds, this is it. The new step. The new leap.
And potentially, a lasting new opportunity.
xx the editors of Paper Comets
ABBIEE // Abbiee
I’m Abbiee, a singer/songwriter, novelist, professional waffle-eater, and
blogger. I spend too much time on Pinterest, watching British dramas,
and listening to music. I’m a creator, an artist, a wandering soul who is
too in love with the world to let it stay this way. In the process of
producing my debut album. In the process of burying
myself in books. In the process of singing my heart out. In the process of
drinking tea, dancing in the kitchen, and discovering who I really am. I
live in the woods of Vermont with my family and two small white dogs.
TWITTER: @abbiemusic | INSTAGRAM & PINTEREST: @abbieofficial
ANNA // Demigods and Unicorns
I'm Anna. I'm 16, kind of awkward, addicted to music, an ENFP, a shy
extrovert, an obsessive reader, a want-to-be artist, and I attempt to
write. And take photos. And blog. I watch too much anime (when I
have the time), & if there were such a thing as "reading too many
books,” that would definitely be me. I (occasionally) play violin &
piano (both intermediately), & I am usually using my earbuds to feed
music into my brain. I love clogging and dancing awkwardly around
my kitchen. I love talking to my friends. I love animals. I love driving.
I love books. I love Jesus.
INSTAGRAM: @demigodsandunicorns | FACEBOOK: Continuing
Forever Triology | GOODREADS: Anna McAuley
AUTUMN // Autumn’s Readings and Writings
Hey! My penname is Autumn, and I’m an ENFP who’s passionate
about writing, blogging, and capturing the beauty of life with my
camera. If I’m not doing any of those, I’m probably making a big (but
delicious) mess in my kitchen. Living original and living creative are
two things that are important to me, and my goal is to live this life
with intention and stay focused on what’s important. But most
importantly, without Jesus, I am nothing. Other things I like to do?
Eat, sleep, think, and live in and beyond the moment. Life is so
beautiful and God is so good.
TWITTER: @autumn_raelin_ | PINTEREST: autumnraelife
AVA // Quiet Land
Hello! *waves* I'm Ava: a teen that enjoys such riveting pastimes as
sketching, writing (lame) poetry, listening to the 1951 Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland soundtrack, and pretending I'm a
INSTAGRAM & TWITTER | TWITTER: @avarlkey
BETHAN // Fiction and Tea
Hello there! I'm Bethan, a (nearly) seventeen-year-old introvert with a
passion for reading, writing and Star Wars. I'm a worrier and a
procrastinator, which isn't a wonderful pairing, I drink an excessive
amount of tea, I'm far too sarcastic for my own good and I correct
grammar at the most inappropriate times. I'm a pale-skinned, curlyhaired,
quick-witted Official Brit (yes, I have The Accent) with a
tendency to fit a little too perfectly into the category of “Nerd.”
PERSONAL INSTAGRAM: @bethan_downs | TWITTER: @bethandowns
BOOK INSTAGRAM: @fiction.and.tea
GRACE ANNE // Totally Graced
Hello! Grace Anne here. I’m a sixteen-year-old blogger from the
Southern U.S. As you would probably guess from learning that I’m a
blogger, I’m an introvert (INFP/ISFP) who falls in love with cats &
fictional characters. Musical theatre is my passion, and I believe in
dancing through life. I also believe that waffles and chocolate make
life better, and that the written word is the most powerful tool that
there is. Most importantly, I believe in a grace that is greater than
anything in the world.
INSTAGRAM & PINTEREST: @totallygraced | TWITTER: @Totally_Graced
HANNAH // Grace in Everything
Hello! Hannah here. I am a princess, daughter of the King. I am also a
ballerina of over twelve year going towards forever, & a lover of
beautiful things, especially pink beautiful things. I often stop to smell
the roses and put wildflowers in my hair. I love to bake (but mostly
eat) desserts, but I also try to live a healthy lifestyle. Ideas motivate
me & drive me to keep going. I believe that chocolate can help
almost any situation, and if chocolate can't, then cats might. I know
for sure, Jesus is enough and His grace changes everything. I am on a
mission to find out how to live in God’s grace in everything.
TWITTER & PINTEREST: @graceforhannah |
MORNING // The Ups & Downs of My Not-So-Average Life
Hi! I’m Morning, an INFP currently residing in one of the most
northwestern of the fifty states. Often times, I can be found in the
"real" world, as one of my theatre directors calls it, with a
(note)book at hand or taking photos with friends inside of a photo
booth. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, theatre, spending time with
friends, & indulging lots of chocolate. The color orange, mint chip ice
cream, bookstores with coffee shops, folk and indie music are some
of my favorite things, alongside unique words, interesting quotes,
exploring and discovering the world. Perhaps we can be friends?
FIGMENT & PINTEREST: @MorningTime4
MACKENZIE // think. eat. write. read.
I’m Mackenzie, but you could call me Kenz or Kenzie. I am an
introverted perfectionist, procrastinator, and over-thinker. I have
an undying love for pizza (the holy food). In my spare time, I find
myself having full blown conversations with my dog. It’s wonderful.
I’ve been a creator for as long as I can remember, and I don’t plan
on stopping any time soon. I am creativity, creativity is me; we are
INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST, & GOODREADS: @donttouchmypizza
NICOLE ROSE // Self Known
Hi, I’m Nicole Rose - but you can call me Rosie. I am 18, introverted
and happy you’re here. I’m passionate about singing, blogging,
albinos and building stories out the weirdest scenarios I can dream
of. I like to create and laugh at my own jokes. I’m a music obsessed
INFJ whose only weaknesses happen to be high notes and pretty
boys with Nutella. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. There’s still a
lot I need to figure out, like what I’m doing and where I’m going,
but I’ve found that it’s okay not to have everything planned to a T.
My mission: to create, make and discover until the end of time.
INSTAGRAM: @self.known | PINTEREST & GOODREADS: @selfknown
RACHEL // SILVER MESS
Hey! I’m Rachel Alison, a writer (novelist & occasional poet), blogger
(almost 4 years strong!), & photographer / lover of Instagram who
aspires to travel the world someday and capture her experiences
with her pen and camera. As of now, however, I’m living in Southern
California with her family and dreaming big dreams, entering into my
senior year of high school. When I’m not blogging or doing
schoolwork, you can find her dancing wildly to Jon Bellion or Tori
Kelly, eating way too much brie cheese (it's so good!), or reading my
latest children's book obsession.
INSTAGRAM: @silvermess | TWITTER & PINTEREST: @rrachelalisonn
SOPHIA // The Teentrepreneur
Hi!! I'm Sophia, teen entrepreneur, blogger, student, & world changer.
I blog over at The Teentrepreneur, where I focus on inspiring fellow
teens to be entrepreneurs. Feel free to stop over! When I'm not
working (I run a piano teaching studio and summer camp business,
also cofounding a startup / app & working for my family's honey &
consignment businesses) or studying (currently a senior planning
on studying international business / political science / startups in
college), you can find me playing piano, running, painting, or
reading a hopelessly large stack of books. I also believe that
brownies & ice cream could probably solve the world's problems.
INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, & PINTEREST: @ tteentrepreneur