Sunday, August 18, 2013


Hey guys, I know its been a while...

I'm here to let all my wonderful followers know that I will now be ending this blog :( I'm sorry I haven't really kept it updated, I know it's not very fair to you. I'll leave it up for anyone who wants to come back and look at it, but I will no longer be posting.

If you are wondering, I have in fact still been writing. A lot. I would really like to get something published in the near future, and have lately been more focused towards that goal. I'm thirteen years old now, and about to head into 8th grade on August 30th (I think?). I'll be in an Honors English class, where I can further pursue my dreams of becoming a published author. A lot has changed since I first met you all a year ago. You've helped me so much, and I thank you for all your support.
..... and I have one last poem for you before I go ;)


Once there was a girl
of three and a half years old
with her feet on the ground.
Safe and sound and cared for
in the safety of her mothers arms.
They kept her in a cage of certainty
where she was loved
and comfortable
and warm.
Where she was happy to stay forever
and watch
life pass
the window

And then the little girl grew.

Once there was a girl
of eight and a half year
who wanted to fly
who wanted to escape safety.
She dreamed and dreamed
of spreading her wings.
And her parents shook there heads
but never worried
because at the time
was still

And then the unthinkable happened...
she grew

Once there was a girl
of thirteen and a half years old
who ached to spread her wings.
She didn't want to watch.
She didn't want to dream.
What she wanted
more than anything in the world
was to LIVE.
But every chance she took
to step outside the box
was blocked by her protectors
and at the time
she hopelessly
let them.

But, just as her guards had feared, she just kept on growing.

Once there was a girl
of seventeen and half years old
who dared to fly
who lived a life of freedom
and as many times
as they tried to tie her down
she was finally all to strong.
So she stole the key
and threw open the door
of the cage they called
her home.
And learned to live
and love
and laugh
and hurt....
And dare to

...well I guess this is goodbye now!!! Again, I thank you all so much, you've helped me more than you even know. 

Keep your head up, and don't ever stop BELIEVING. 

Love truly,
Kristin L. Markis

Sunday, January 20, 2013

People and Me

OH MY GOSH! I'm sorry, I haven't posted in forever!!! No, I'm not forgetting about you guys, I'm really, truly not. But my schedule has been so insane I don't know how I'm ever going to fit in my writing anymore! AUHG!

 Please please please please PLEASE comment on this poem! I've been getting like no comments lately! It's driving me nuts! If you don't like it I'd really appreciate advice, and if you love it then please let me know! I'm also looking for some new followers at the moment, so if there is any way you could give me some publicity I'd be really grateful! Let me know, and I'll be happy to do the same for anyone else :)

Happy late New Year, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and whatever other holidays I've missed!!

People and Me

People keep telling me
what I should be
what I should dream
what makes up me

People keep saying
that the know who I am
that they don't think I can
without knowing what I am

People keep coming
to give me their views
on what my life should be
what I need to chose

People are talking
about what I've become
about what would've been
about what should've been done

People convince me
on what I should like
on what I could need
on what I will strike

People will whisper
about every flaw
about every imperfection
about what I do wrong

But I shouldn't care
about what they all think
about what would've been
about what I have inked

For people are people
and I am me
and that's exactly what the world
will and should be


Saturday, October 20, 2012


I have officially started a second blog!!!! It's called the Randomness of Me, and it's kinda just gonna be a bunch of random things that I posted because I simply feel like it. I thought I would create it for people who are more interested in getting to know me as a person. I am very much aware that the first post is pretty bizarre, I was VERY bored at the time and kind of just blabbered out a bunch of random ramblings. But this is Kristin we're talking about here! You really should get use to it (: PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!

Two are in pain
One takes a smile
Three are left standing
A single worthwhile

Loss and victory
Pride and regret
Swirling emotions
Fate still lingers unset

The happiness in each twirl
The sting of the spin
Swirling the same earth
Merging each win

It’s what makes the world
Diverse and divine,
From any other space
Seen by human eye

For joy cannot be taken
Without one shedding a tear
And though seven share the grief
Blissfulness still circles the Sphere

It may not seem fair
Certainly not right
But that’s the cruel game
Of ever swirling life

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Unknown by Kristin and The Small Voice by Annamaria

Posting two things today; one by me and one again by Annamaria:

The Unknown

The unknown.

Truly the the thing that scares us people the most, unfamiliar territory. Places in time we can not predict off of. Things that we do not yet, and may never, have an explanation to.

The darkness. It's shadows cling around you, suck you in, hide all things familiar from sight. We all fear it naturally, without hesitation.

But think about it. Life is no less than a full face dive into the unknown. A leap into an unread story book. A step into the darkness.

We learn to face it. To drink, live, breath, eat off of the things we don't see coming. Sometimes it will bring us good, sometimes it won't. But we hold our heads high and take it.

That's life.

By:  ME (:

The Small Voice

You know you want to share it
But scared of what they'll say
Will it come out a squeak or wisper?
Or completely go away?
A stage
A single spotlight
Waiting for a voice
To lead them through the night
To give them a choice.
A voice for the voiceless
An opinion for the weak.
However we need one
That's not timid nor meek.
I need to be strong
Not for me
But for others
We all need a voice
My sisters and my brothers.
Bravery doesn't come easy
But I'll force it if I have to
For I am the voice
Singing out for you.



Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Fantastic Blog Award

I've been nominated my very first blog award by Emily from Blog of a (Maybe) Teen Author!!!!! And now for the pure enjoyment of my friends at Camp Huston.....

WHOOHOO! ( inside joke)

                                                                       The Rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and tag them.

2. Ask the next person five questions and answer the five questions given to you.

3. Award five new people.

4. Always post the rules! ;)
And So....
Thank You Emily, and if I could send this award right back to you I most definitely would! (:
Emilys Questions:
1.What is your favorite song, music artist, color, food, season? My favorite songs at the moment are Everybody Talks by Neon Trees and Too Close by Alex Clare and Coldplay is the best band within the history books as far as I'm concerned. My favorite color tends to change depending on what mood I'm in, some days it will go from purple to blue to orange to red.(At the moment it happens to be yellow though a few minutes ago it was green) I looooooove my dads clam pasta, it is DELISH! My favorite season.... hmmm...... summer I think.
2.Why do you blog? A Mostly to get my stuff out there and get different opinions on my writing. My followers have definitely taken a major role in helping me become a better writer. Thank You!
3. If you could spend 24 hours with any one person from history, anyone at all, who? The catch: you can't tell anyone from the past who you are or anyone from the present where you went/who you met. Haha, I like this one(: Most likely Mark Twain, JK Rowling, or Emily Car. tough choice.
4. Tell us the two fashion/clothing things you hate most. Floral print jeans(ick, to tacky) and feather headbands(they look to much like roadkill)
5. Now you have to wear one of them. Which will it be? Oh god.... the feather headband, not as noticeable.

My Questions:

1. What five things could you not live without? (Food, water, oxygen, parents, and your house do not count)

2. Would you rather spend a week shopping at the mall or camping in the woods?

3. If you could spend a year in any country (besides the usa) on earth, where would you go?

4. Whats your favorite book, band, animal, article of clothing, subject in school, vegetable, and....... dinosaur?

5. By my sister Erin and her bff, Gracie: Which do you think is the better name for a squid: squiddy, squidicles,or squidina?
 (Kristin: ummm, okaaaaaay. I'm not going to ask)

And the nominations go to......

Nancy Louise from My Oaxaca
Bailey from Big House in the Little Woods
Hannah from in Neverland
Sarah fromThe Writers Way
Allysa Liljequist from Life With a Mission


-Kristin M.

Monday, September 17, 2012

In the Dead Night By: Annamaria

Today I will be posting a poem by my friend Annamaria, the O-MAZING poet. I met her at church camp this summer, and she is one of the most eternally awesome, fantistical, spectacular, terrific, and for lack of a better word great people I have ever met. And so I give you the bunny, the fencer, the writer, the cryptozoologist, the nice one, the anime obsessed, the YAC member, the girl scout, the poet, the funny, the dragon lover, the Pokemon lover, the singer, the weird, shining in the dark ...


In the Dead Night

By: Annamaria

In the dead of night
I hear a whisper,
And shiver with fright.
The moon shines brightly on the forest,
As the ghosts murmur their darkest chorus.
The shadows creep into your brain,
One by one they came
Until you were no more.
But shining in the sky,
Master of the spooks and spies,
Is the moon gleaming bright,
In the dead of this deadly night.

....Amazing, right? She has a talent I tell you, that will ever seize to amaze me (:

-Kristin M.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shadows (Prologue to Spark by kristin1)

Yo my peeps! (:

Sorry, I know I said I'd have my book out by Friday and it's SUNDAY,but I just published it on the wattpad website *squeal of excitement*!!!!

If you'd like to read it, just click here and it will take you to the wattpad website. Search Spark by kristin1 and it should appear below. Please comment on either wattpad or my blog on what you think! It would also mean a lot if you passed the word along to anyone you know, I don't have that much publicity.

Shadows (Prologue to Spark by kristin1)

"Noooooooo!" I screamed in agony as my hands continued to slip farther and farther off the edge of the rocky cliffs. I looked down, but there was nothing to see, only blackness.

I tried with all my heart and soul to hang onto it.....

but there was truly no hope left to hang onto.

Swallowed up in despair, I let go, trailing blood across the stony surface as I dropped into my own hopelessness.


Under the dark shadows of cruelty.

The only direction I ever seemed to go.

I screamed out for help as I was pulled into the unforgiving shadows.

But there was no one left to save me now, no one that cared enough to come. I was alone.

So I fall. Down, down, down I go.

Tumbling into the darkness............