Agony Over Ecstasy is a notion that holds a particular resonance to me. To me; it means that each instance of overwhelming, or even perennial pain, when considered against instances of complete joy/ecstasy, can accordingly become less overpowering to an individual. I find this concept extremely relieving, and is also what I have learned to keep in mind when I put pen to paper. This collection of pieces of writing is by no means spectacular, but is an extreme representation of what could be considered the purified angst of any early adolescent. These were all written between early 2014 and December 2015 which, for me, was a period of intense growth and change. While being a complete amateur in ability, these expressions of angst, loss, helplessness and heartbreak are probably something individuals of any age can relate to at some point in their lives. I hope you enjoy them. I also hope you can take note of, as I have, the way my writing has progressed and evolved over the past year. I hope you love all sixty-three pages. All of the peace and love in my heart goes out to you.