Don’t Forget

New Yorkers are going to the polls again tomorrow for another Democratic primary. This time, it’s for governor. I’m honestly torn between Nixon and Cuomo. I don’t really trust anyone with the last name Nixon, but that’s childish and I have no direct connection to Richard. I also don’t like the idea of inexperienced actors…

Railroad Crossing

Anyone who takes the train regularly knows what it’s like to go between cars to find a better seat or to get to the closest bathroom. There’s always a rush and sense of fear that you might fall through. You see the conductors go back and forth between cars all the time, but they’re professionals…

Road Trip

I wanted to post a flash fiction piece yesterday, but I couldn’t think of anything. I had to go back to my grad school days and come up with a scenario on the spot. I’ve always been a fan of restrictions because they get me to focus on the most important details. That’s why in…

Through Mattituck

I went on a trip out east yesterday, and I got to see all the little towns and farms on Long Island that everyone always dreams of living in. It was surreal how small and nice the town of Mattituck was. Everything is perfect out there, minus the fact that there are very few food…

A Steinway

Believe it or not, but my last post was my 300th post! I’ll admit I’m a little disappointed it wasn’t a fiction piece, but we’ll survive. To make up for it though, I have a small flash fiction piece for you all today. I hope you enjoy! A Steinway The piano wouldn’t fit in the…

Fire Island

I went to Fire Island yesterday so I’m thinking I’ll write something about it. I haven’t been to the actual Fire Island in years. I went during a field trip in elementary school. We walked along these wooden paths that led to a beach where we could collect seashells. I also remember walking around with…

Spring

I saw somewhere on Twitter that May is National Short Story Month. The fact that there are multiple holidays for every single day and month of the year is starting to make them all more and more meaningless, but this is another one I can definitely get behind. Besides, after all that poetry, I’m ready…

Too Good

Disclaimer: I’m looking for a car, and I wrote this poem before checking out the dealership on Yelp. Turns out the place is a scam. I’m not entirely surprised, but it’s still defeating none the less. However, I know that just because this place was a scam doesn’t mean I won’t have good luck at…

Driving On a Rainy Day

I have a relatively dangerous habit — and curse — of coming up with ideas for stories, poems, and projects while I’m driving. But I do not text and drive! I use the voice recognition feature to get my thoughts down, otherwise I’ll forget them and they’ll be gone forever. I came up with this…

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…