Zilla Babbitt

Author on Reedsy Prompts since Aug, 2019

183 Stories

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Okay, it's all going to my head. From now on, no compliments. Just hard critique. Please. Zilla Babbitt (two Bs, two Ts) loves chai lattes and somersaults, sometimes together. She's won Contests 13 and 36, and been shortlisted in Contests 3, 10, 18, 23, 29, 35, and 57. SPOTLIGHT OF THE MOMENT: This writer is shockingly unknown. ARI JACKSON, shortlisted twice, wrote one of my favorite stories ever, "We Don't Skip," for Contest 14. Give him some love! Ari's profile: blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/contests/14/submissions/3158/ Some shameless advertising: My story "Queen Cymbeline" won last year's Halloween contest, if you're hungry for that kind of genre right now. "Boredom makes people attempt to reestablish a sense of meaningfulness. Political ideologies, and in particular the adherence to left versus right wing beliefs, can serve as a source of meaning. Accordingly, we tested the hypothesis that boredom is associated with a stronger adherence to left versus right wing beliefs, resulting in more extreme political orientations. Study 1 demonstrates that experimentally induced boredom leads to more extreme pol. orients. Study 2 indicates that people who become easily bored with their environment adhere to more extreme ends of a political spectrum compared with their less easily bored counterparts. Finally, Study 3 reveals that the relatively extreme pol. orients. among those who are easily bored can be attributed to their enhanced search for meaning. Overall, our research suggests that extreme pol. orients. are, in part, a function of boredom's existential qualities." -- the European Journal of Social Psychology, June 21, 2016. Christian and conservative, trying to keep my sanity this year. I'm a bit of a freak Reeder, aren't I? But I love how you all accept and respect me, because that's what Reeders do. Love you guys ❤ Update: I intend to self-publish the novella "Broken Sky" as an Amazon ebook in December. Beautiful Things quiz: docs.google.com/forms/d/1yESGx47vRa_PhqOeftV0UPSMn-fhoyY9OR6JUvP1pE0/edit Serious quiz: docs.google.com/forms/d/1U-meUyQwtKO6uODgWgs-VuzZBNdPJHcUfZ3Jf985IaQ/edit Fun writing quiz: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs_il6ZEDpXlHF0-QWe0oWaeQElEo2cYnC2iVtDPcdddEiUA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

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