Short-staffed

I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while. For once, I have a normal excuse: I’ve been hard at work getting the 2018 Winter Issue of Come and Go Literary together! It’s been an amazing experience learning how to use InDesign and organizing everything into, what I think, is a good looking online journal.  I’m…

What Do You Do When

I think we all have anxiety every now and then regarding how our lives are going, and if the direction we’re heading in is the right one. Right now, things are very good for me. I’m happy in many aspects of my life, but there are days where I try to look back and see…

Escape

I had a crazy meltdown before, so I took a last-second trip upstate to clear my head. It was a successful trip and I’m feeling better again. Writing this post was a big help. It kind of reads as a stream of conscious, but it’s more just a reflection on what happened while I was…

Your Left Eye

This very short story is going to come from a prompt I found online: Open a random book to a random page and start your story with the first line on the page. The book will be This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. The line: “Your left eye used to drift when you were tired…

Somewhere With You

I know I said I’d have a big story, and that I’d be writing all day, but it turned out that that’s not how it’s going to work. I started writing this morning with those intentions. It just didn’t work out that way. I said what I had to say. Lately I’ve been feeling like…

Tension

Two posts today, since it’s a special day for the blog. This is coming from the writing notebook. It’s fairly recent. Here’s another poem. Originally untitled. Date: 7/16. Tomorrow I’m going to write all day and have a longer story. Keep it in mind. It should be good. Tension The room was so full of…

I Just Remembered How I First Became a Writer

I was thinking about how I first got into writing a couple days ago. I thought it happened in college, when I decided to major in English, when I realized that I was taking more writing classes than surveys. It was a big part in me becoming a writer. If it wasn’t for college, I…

Someone Else’s Smile

This post is going to be the last one of the week. I’m going upstate tomorrow to celebrate the fourth, so I won’t be able to post anything until I get back Sunday. I don’t have wifi and my cheap windows phone doesn’t get service, meaning you’ll have to be patient with me. I’ll definitely…

Knuckle Cracker

I have a terrible habit of cracking my knuckles. I do it when I’m anxious or bored. I’ve done it enough to the point where my hands actually hurt from doing it so much. I make an effort to not do it anymore, but sometimes I cave. This story is going to be an exaggerated…