About the Author

Natalie Swift is just another writer trying to make sense of the world around her and find herself in the chaos of her life through prose.

She prides herself on her readiness to question presumptions and push the social barriers of what is considered plausible and contrives to create eloquent prose with ideas that challenge the status quo and inspire social change.

In the process, she hopes you’ll be able to find yourself too.






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  1. Hello Natalie!

    Thank you so much for chancing upon my little world of writing and following me. I have to say I love your blog name and the cover picture. It speaks volumes. Also, I have been reading your blog and find myself agreeing with a lot that you wrote. Looking forward to read more from you.


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  2. Yes of course we have to challenge the status quo in our writing, in our lives and work for social justice and our planet every day. Let us try to connect through words and deeds. If we have a clear vision and focus then we will create positive possibilities all around us despite the current evil that stalks the land (especially but not just in the USA).

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  3. Hey, thanks for checking out my blog. I really love how you layout your work! It’s such a good way to emphasis points and getting the reader to focus on the important parts.

    I’ve only really started experimenting with things outside of bold and italics… I know I’m a novice. Anyway thanks again!

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  4. Howdy, Natalie! I wanted to take the time to pop in and give a proper thank you. I almost never (ever) stop by anyone’s place and actually “thank them” for following my blog and I’ll tell ya why. Because it just seems so darn pretentious. Like I’m supposed to be holding a bouquet of roses and waving my hand sideways in a slow, silly fashion and saying, “I’d like to thank…” (etc.) Ick. I’d rather notice YOU- because I am, after all, at your place! How self-absorbed must I be to take the time and go to another person’s site and then thank them for “whatever it is that has to do with “my site”. Natalie, these are the things that keep me up at 4:55 a.m., apparently. My guy’s porn addiction also does, and that’s why I can’t sleep. Apparently. You may wonder why I took the time to comment here when I usually don’t if someone follows me, and I’ll tell you plainly: You have a rocking place here! It’s all like- doomy and gloomy and I love that crap! (No really, I do. Haha…In a romantic-like way.) Let’s just say, it speaks to me. Especially right now. I’m betting your featured images are borrowed from other people on the web, and if that’s the case, that’s pretty standard these days. But if there’s even a snowflake’s chance in hell that they’re yours, well then I’m beyond impressed. Anywho- wanted to pop in and say, “Hey!”

    “Hey!” 😉

    -Birgitta <<< ( Feel free to call me by my first name.)

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    1. Haha, I’m completely with you on that…
      people follow your blog because they want to read more from you; not to do you a favour!
      I’m so glad you liked my blog and that you could resonate with it!
      And I wish I could say the pics were mine, but unfortunately, I suck at anything related to the camera. (I tell myself that writing can make up for the pictures, or the lack thereof.)
      I select the images on my site from Unsplash… they have some pretty amazing photos on the site and all of it is open to the world. I wish I could find some way to credit the artists but WordPress only allows that on normal pics apparently; not featured ones.

      Back at you!
      Looking forward to seeing you around, Birgitta! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I truly appreciate the gesture and it really means a lot to me that you thought I was worthy of it ❤
      Unfortunately, I'll have to decline this time, because I really can't put up a post about this at this point…
      Thank you so much though, again, for the gesture! It really means a lot to me.

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        1. It definitely is… I love the way the ‘awards’ here are so holistic instead of the usual competitive ones online
          It’s so much more encouraging and… personal. I’ve met some of my most closest blogging ‘friends’ through being nominated or nominating someone else and its amazing how you can forge these relationships with people you haven’t even met ❤

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        2. The blogosphere is a different community in comparison to Facebook. There are trolls out there but, for the most part, there is more respect. And…WordPress people will actually “talk” to you & assist. Facebook…good luck getting any help with anything.

          I have discovered some incredibly talented & kind people “out here”…awards or not.

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  5. Hi Natalie, Thank you for visiting my blog and reading through my poems. 🙂 I enjoyed going through your writings as well and am looking forward to reading more in the future! Hoping to stay in touch through our writings. Cheers!

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  6. Hi Natalie. Chaos comes a goes, but the trick is to let it go and concentrate on the light beyond. If in doubt leave it behind in the bowels of the computer and tread your own path regardless. Love, David

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    1. Beautifully said, David! ❤
      If only it was that easy to leave self-doubt behind and keep moving…
      Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and share your thoughts! It really means a lot to me ❤


  7. Hi Natalie,
    Your blog has been filled with enigma of emotions and every sentence you have written is cutting deep into the heart. Your Writings resemble my Thoughts.
    You are doing a Marvelous Work!!!
    Looking forward to read more from your blog and waiting for another article that chills down my spine.
    With respect,
    Sasanka Msd

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    1. Haha, it was my pleasure.
      Thank you so much, Sanaksa! I’m so glad my words resonate with you.
      It really means a lot to me than you could take the time to visit and share your thoughts so thank you again for that! ❤

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  8. You have a lofty future to create. Thank you for investing yourself. Thanks for taking time to read my poetry.

    status quo

    there are many eyes
    status quo, has many minds
    many inventions

    to change someone’s mind
    open it, before trying to
    add, subtract, divide

    someone must suspect
    you hear and understand them
    before they listen

    changes you suggest
    must exist somewhere, persist
    until they can see

    your candle must be lit
    bright, so they can regard it
    and rely on it

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    1. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much that gesture means to me… unfortunately, I’m not in the place right now to put up a post to accept it and I’m so sorry about that.
      Thank you so much again, all the same! ❤
      And congratulations on being nominated yourself! You deserve it ❤

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      1. You’re welcome. Not to worry about not posting. I know what a burden this sort of thing can be, so I don’t care whether anyone plays along or not. I really just wanted to let you (& the others) know that I read & enjoy their blogs!

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  9. I love your blog Natalie! You are extremely talented! I added your blog to my blogroll because it’s just that amazing!

    Hope you have a great day!

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  10. Hey Natalie, I finally made it here. I always try to pop over to everyone who starts following my blog just to say hello, thanks, and have a read. It’s an amazing world and I have found so many amazing bloggers just by doing this one simple little thing. i have so many good friends all over the world now who I will only ever meet through the blogs. But I get to armchair tour and learn so many interesting things. I just wanted to comment too about image credits – I do that by adding a caption under the image with a link to the photographer.

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    1. Haha true, I can definitely agree with that.

      I want to add image credits but WordPress won’t let me for featured images… apparently, captions aren’t allowed if you’re using the picture as your featured one. Any ideas?

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  11. helo there nathalie,
    thank you for give me a feed to my wordpress. and of course here’s my feedback! to be honest your blog is definitely awesome. you did a great job in a way to image your blog to be the mysterious ones! im not reading it yet, but i’ll read it, it make me curious too be honest. keep going.

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  12. Hi Natalie,

    I am in love with your writing style. Your thoughts resonate so well with my own. I really liked your “The truth about Selfishness”. It’s a gem. Though the ones I’ve read till now are all masterpieces.

    I look forward to reading more of your works!

    It amazes me that you found my blog and started following it. I am a newbie at blogging, but I hope you like my work.


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    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading my work! It really means a lot to me ❤
      Haha, it was my pleasure! I absolutely enjoyed your writing as well… your style is just so engaging and I simply loved reading it!

      Lots of love ❤

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  13. Hello, Natalie, lovely to meet you. I think you summed it up perfectly with ‘trying to capture the chaos through prose.’ Looking forward to reading more of your blog, and your writing journey!

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  14. Hi Natalie! Finally had time to check out your writing, and now I’ve spent an hour reading…your words are always so thought-provoking. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I’m really looking forward to your next post!

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    1. Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me ❤
      BTW I just wanted to point out that you've given the URL of your site as wordandink.wordpress.com, which apparently no longer exists… do you have to update it?


  15. I see pride, selfishness and narcissism in the castle. Just another human being. It’s not going to challenge the status quo and inspire social change. None of us is going to find themselves in that shallow surface of our inner self. We’re all in the same boat. Slowly sinking. Bounded by fate and oblivion.

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    1. You make a valid point.
      It appears my objective has greatly shifted from when I’ve started the blog, and this page seems to be stuck in the lofty ideals of the past. I’ll definitely be updating it soon.
      That’s an intruiging perspective, and we’re all equally entitiled to our own…
      At the same time, I cannot presume to know what the rest of the world experiences. I am only chronicling my own. Whether that is of any value to everyone else, is not for me to say…

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