The Trees

I wrote this after watching an episode of Chef’s Table on Netflix yesterday. If you’ve never seen it, they focus on world-renowned chefs and the restaurants they run. This episode took place in Sicily. The chef talked about how almonds were becoming more and more scarce, which was a direct threat to his pastry shop…

April Reading List

Hey Everyone! I don’t know if any of you have noticed yet, but I updated my March Reading List. Every month, I’m going to showcase what I’m reading and what I think you all will benefit from. Each book I have listed in the April Reading List are books I’ve read in class or on…

Parking

Anyone who lives in Queens and Brooklyn, or visits New York City on a regular basis knows how bad parking is, regardless of the neighborhood you’re in. I work in Fresh Meadows, right on the border of Jamaica Estates. Parking, for the most part, is pretty good, and there’s lots of residential areas where no…

Feel the Sound

I don’t remember how I came up with this. I know I had an epiphany at some point, but I can’t recall how I sparked it. I think it had something to do with Stephen Hawking’s death, how he was so smart but had to sacrifice his body. Perhaps it allowed him to take full…

Small Dogs

I hate small dogs. Most of them are ugly, they get spoiled by their owners, and they have terrible attitudes as a result. I hate people that have all of these characteristics, too. I’m not going to limit my hatred to humans. There are some small dogs I know and knew personally who are and…

The Code

I wrote this after reading War and Peace at work today. I already forget the context, but there was a mention of the Codex Justinianus, which, I believe, was a part of the Roman law, which needed to be updated. The law was a significant part of Rome’s success, and is what makes our country…

The Doctor

I’m not entirely sure how I came up with this story. I’ve been sitting on it for a while. I had to do a lot of rearranging to get it to come out the way it did. If I had to guess what this was about, I think the main goal for this one was…

Runs in the Family – Four-year Anniversary for Come and Go

Today is a special day for the blog. Today is the four-year anniversary for Come and Go. For those of you who recently discovered my blog, it wasn’t always called Come and Go. When I first made this blog, it was simply…Nick’s Writing Blog (with some photography). The idea stayed the same over the years,…

Our Tongue

I wrote this flash fiction piece after eavesdropping on a conversation. Sometimes when I’m stuck and I can’t think of anything to write, I listen to what people are saying and a hear a word or phrase that jumps out. Here, two people were talking about speaking to a salesman in his native language, as…

WSJ

This flash fiction piece was inspired by a Wall Street Journal paper on one of the desks at my job. Sometimes when I’m stuck, I pick an object in the room and turn it into a story. I wanted to know who left it, and then that turned into this piece. WSJ All of his…

Head Injury, Third Down, Hospital Bed

I know it’s been a couple days since I last posted, so I thought I’d get back in the groove with three hint fiction pieces. Normally, I’d separate them out because I’d want each story to stand alone; however, I like them together so that’s what you’ll get. If you don’t know what hint fiction…

In Her Honor

I don’t remember how I came up with this, but my best guess is my girlfriend showed me how her new nail polish looked and it sparked a story. I originally called this Nail Polish, but these stories always end up turning into something more serious, and I felt the title needed to reflect that….