Hey guys, did you know that Amber Tamblyn is a writer? Welp, I didn't until this morning, when I checked Blake Lively's lifestyle website, Preserve, to find out what expensive coarse Himalayan salts went up over the weekend, and saw that Amber Tamblyn actually writes for Lively's site. On the website's homepage, a short story called The Next Morning with Tamblyn's byline was eagerly waiting to be clicked, and click upon the link I did. Just like the rest of Preserve's website content, Tamblyn's literary vignette is full of Hipstamatic-filtered scenes worthy of the most devil-may-care Pinterest board ever. Ah, the things you discover on the Internet.
Tamblyn's 200-word story chock full of Instagram-worthy imagery like cigarettes artfully strewn about an ashtray, scattered bottles of expensive bourbon, and ruggedly handsome men who are likely to wear all the clothing in the accompanying merchandise capsule. That capsule has harem shorts, distressed shirts, and graphic tees printed with anatomical ephemera.
I'm not sure if Tamblyn would buy any of these the pieces for husband David Cross, but this actually isn't her first gig as a wordsmith. Tamblyn has also written two books of poetry, is currently working on a book, and runs a non-profit called Write Now Poetry Society. She's stayed close with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-star Lively over the years, and we can speculate that this is due to the fact that they keep up the pants exchange with distressed, cruelty-free, premium denim probably manufactured by "Brooklyn Without Limits."
According to Tamblyn's Preserve bio, "[Tamblyn] can also be seen sleeping over at Blake’s house and getting royally irritated at being woken up at 7am to try a batch of cupcakes Blake just made." In addition to this intimate BFF detail, her bio divulges that she's very proud of her recent pins on Pinterest. I can only guess that Tamblyn would be a Nobel Prize-winning Pinner from her prose, given that "The Next Morning" reads like a Free People ad in action. So without further ado, here are all the most Pinterest-worthy lines from Tamblyn's short story for Preserve.
“He woke to a smoked chimney, barren bottles of Blanton’s and an ashtray with a bouquet of butts.”
“There is where she put on his favorite records, his favorite shirt, his favorite smell. Simone, charcoal grey, hints of spruce.”
"He stepped out into the wildness of his life as the trees whispered in each other’s ears when they saw him."
"He still wore the gold chain she won him at the state fair, a sparkling scar. That woman had a way with targets."
"...he strapped the helmet on, his motorcycle humming beside him. His jeans slid into its seat, his beast. His other woman, no longer other."
Wow. Those beautiful people really love beautiful things that try so hard not to be traditionally beautiful...