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Hey guys! So, as you might have noticed if you’ve seen the new item on my menu, I have a Patreon page.

What is Patreon?

For all of you who don’t know what Patreon is, it’s a platform for artists of all kinds to create their own pages where fans can donate money and potentially receive rewards, becoming “patrons.” Becoming a patron means you pledge a certain amount that you will give to that artist per month.

Do I have to donate to your Patreon page to read your writing?

Absolutely not! Although some point, years now in the future, when goldfishandthemicrophone.com has significantly grown in size (and I’m emotionally ready to take that on), I may introduce ads and/or subscriber fees to this website. However, in the forseeable future, you will always be able to read at least half of my writing online, for free.

How much does it cost to become a patron?

I have different teirs of patron-hood set up–for your convenience, here they are (as a screenshot) below.

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Where can I become a patron?

By clicking on the word here, and selecting your membership tier. 🙂

dial tone (spoken word)


“Phone Dial Tone A2” from fesliyanstudios.com
Used under this license:
“Shutting Out The World” from TechoAXE.com (http://teknoaxe.com/Link_Code_4.php?q=857&Genre=Piano)
Used under this license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Both of these sounds have been edited by me.

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Read the text of this poem here: https://goldfishandthemicrophone.com/2020/01/17/dial-tone/

i think the world is ending

naive goals, and follow your dreams. a hole punched in my stomach, and what do you mean?

high hopes, and stupid ideas for a life i’ll never lead. and if this planet is on fire, what does that say about me?

’cause honey. you can lie to yourself all you want, but you can’t lie to me. and someday, you’re gonna be alone in this. your parents will kick you out of the house, your friends will dump you on the ground, and then i bet you’ll have loads of fun talking about how great it is to “recover” from this.

honestly. you’re being so fucking selfish. and young lady, i really mean it. your mind is a ticking time bomb, just waiting to implode. you’re not allowed to have dreams; it doesn’t matter where you’ll go.

didn’t your mom and dad tell you this, very long ago? you can’t conjure food and water out of nothing, you know. 


Oh god, have I been worrying about the future of late. I’m super tired right now so I don’t want to get into this topic in too much detail but basically: I have anxiety. And being a writer kind of has a bad reputation for not exactly being good at making money.

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december 13th, 2019

sinking / falling / drowning / feathers ruffling my lungs and i can’t take this anymore / paranoid thoughts / and it’s all one massive safety behaviour / and someone’s going to hurt me / i know they’re going to hurt me / i can feel it in my bones / shaking through me / sinking heart of stone / no one will ever notice me / head spinning / and i hate this so much ok / i’m sorry. / because i know i’m selfish / and entitled / and stupid / but i think someone is watching me / think they’re coming for me / with knife-sharp words / and darkness out of a nightmare / and look at the screen light / look at all these monsters / right before my eyes / just get it out / get it out / get the fuck out of my mind / because i just want to pass the time, all right? / living, but not really alive / so please dear god just let me bury the last seeds of memory deep / down / inside. 


Trying out a bit of a new style, this piece was definitely very experimental.

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but it’s just human nature (spoken word)


“Break in the Clouds” from TechoAXE.com (http://teknoaxe.com/Link_Code_4.php?q=1118&Genre=Piano)
Used under this license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
“Party Crowd Sound” by Daniel Simeon from soundbible.com (http://soundbible.com/2163-Party-Crowd.html)
Used under an Attribution 3.0 license.
“City Traffic And Construction Sound” by Mike Koenig from soundbible.com (http://soundbible.com/491-City-Traffic-And-Construction.html)
Used under an Attribution 3.0 license.
All of these sounds have been edited by me and are not in their original forms.

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Read the text of this poem here: https://goldfishandthemicrophone.com/2020/01/20/but-its-just-human-nature/

i am strong (or something like that) – spoken word


“Prórroga de Tiempo C” from patrickdearteaga.com
Used under this license.
“Water drops” from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/people/Zaziesound/sounds/496305/)
Used under this license.
“Sounds of emei shan mountain (birds, river)” from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/people/EduFigg/sounds/454667/)
Used under this license.
Poem by me. All sounds have been edited by me.

Read the text of this poem here.