Swallowed Whole

Hey Happy New Year, you guys! I hope you all celebrated safely and with all your loved ones. I wanted to start 2019 with a flash fiction piece because it felt fitting for what I want to accomplish this year. I’d love to know what your writing goals for 2019 are, so don’t hesitate to…

Natural State

I wrote this poem in honor of fall and #nationalpoetryday. I wanted to post something a lot sooner, but I had a really rough creative day. I’m spending a lot of brain power writing for work and for my own separate projects, so there’s not much left in the tank at the end of the…

Clouds

I wrote this poem at work, either on my break or during a slow point in the day in between articles. I have a nice big window next to my desk, but unfortunately I can’t see anything except the sky. It’s better than no light at all, so I can’t complain. Clouds I see nothing…

Lost

This is actually based on a true story. I don’t remember how old I was when this happened, but I know I was in elementary school, and the fear I felt is still very clear in my mind. I also don’t remember what inspired me to write this, but, again, I liked how it came…

The Oak Tree

Quick Rant This is slightly off topic, but how many of you are submitting your own stories to journals and magazines, paper and online? I submitted a story months ago and only heard back from one place. I think the fact that it takes so long for places to read our work is crazy, and…

Walden Erasures, Page 8

I promise a story is coming soon. Just not right now. And by soon, I mean I have no idea. Hopefully this weekend I’ll have some time to write something up. I have not grown tired of these yet so neither should you! Page 8 was a lot like page 7. It was much easier…

Walden Erasures, Page 6

This erasure was probably the fastest one I’ve done so far. It’s definitely getting easier. And I’m not just choosing what stands out to me, like some of the other erasures. This was probably the first one where I went in hoping to create something entirely different from what was on the page, and it…

Two Chestnut Trees

I hope you all didn’t forget about me. I was lucky enough to be able to get away for the weekend with my girlfriend. The trip was much needed and helped me forget about turning twenty-five on Thursday. We collected chestnuts in my backyard and black walnuts in my front yard. Collecting the chestnuts has…

Jones Beach, Field 6

In honor of it being abnormally hot out for late-September, I’m going to post something quick I wrote over the summer while sitting on the beach. They were originally written in one giant paragraph, but I’m going to break it up where I see fit. Jones Beach, Field 6 I’m sitting on Jones Beach at…

The Tiger

Surprise, still here. Busy as always. I’ll be even busier soon with work and summer classes. Just wanted to post my final project for my lit theory class. It’s a collection of five flash fiction stories, based off quotes from an essay by Nietzsche. ¬†They can stand alone by themselves, but there are also connections…