Against a Wall

Homelessness in New York City is an unfortunate reality for too many people. The middle class is slowly dissolving, creating a significant gap between the rich and the poor. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in New York City increases every year while the average salary in New York City is stuck around $50,000….

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…

The Panic

Last post, I was complaining about¬†White Noise by Don Delillo, but I managed to finish it last night and now I’m onto¬†The Panic in Needle Park by James Mills. I had no idea this was a book until I saw an article on Lit Hub mentioning it, and I knew I needed it instantly. I…

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…

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…

Manhattan

Today, considering it’s World Poetry Day (I hope all of you are celebrating by reading and writing your own poetry!), I’m going to post something I recently wrote up about New York City. I was inspired by a view of the city I managed to get while looking for parking before work. Fresh Meadows and…

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…

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…

Photo Albums

We’re going back to prose today. I originally wanted this to be flash fiction, but there was no way I could separate myself from this story. I wrote this while I was upstate on New Years. My uncle broke out the old photo albums and went through the backstories behind every photo. It was too…

NY Stock Exchange

I hope everyone had a happy New Year! I wasn’t able to post anything, but I kept my word and wrote tons of stories for you all. They’re all a little different and all around the same length. Expect another story tomorrow and for the rest of the week, and even into the weekend! Let’s…