What I Live For

Nothing special. Just free writing. Maybe I’ll use these thoughts for a future story, or turn them into an epic poem. What I Live For The brightness of the sun the day after it snows. The smell of a summer rain. Feeling the dirt compress underneath your hands when you finish planting a tree. Cloudy…

Writing Problem

Back from D.C. a little early! The weather wasn’t looking too good, so we decided to leave today instead of tomorrow, so we don’t get stuck in the snow. I got to meet up with my best friend, explore parts of the area that most people don’t go to (the hood, sort of), and take…

I Find Myself

I wrote this the other day with the intentions of going up in front of an audience for the first time. I’m kind of glad I didn’t, since it’s totally unedited. I didn’t follow through because the event was totally booked, but I still had a good time with my cousin, who did perform with…

What Family Is For

Here’s the story I promised! It’s going to be a quick, flash fiction piece, but hopefully pack a big punch.   What Family Is For It won’t be long until he’s gone. The house will be quieter, and my dad might finally get some sleep. He’s worked hard his entire life and deserves the rest….

The Puzzle

This is something I worked on for quite a while, but stopped because life decided to catch up to me. I wasn’t going to post this, but now that I’m working on it again–and I know that it will change significantly–I don’t mind anymore. Consider this a second draft. Also, I know that majority of…

The Moment

I realize now that I asked late and you’re probably working right now, so I’ll just go ahead and post something anyways. My bad. The offer still stands though. If there’s anything you want to see me write, let me know and I’ll do my best. Today’s Friday, so you have no excuse not to…

Thankful

Hey, I just finished The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her and loved both, considering it took less than two weeks to finish them. Lately, I’ve been reading nothing but classics, so going from the beautifully written prose of All the Kings Men to the raw, gritty prose…

A Simple Night

I really have no idea what I’m getting at with this. I’m trying to display awkwardness between two characters, the paranoia that seems to plague the inexperienced when it comes to dating.   A Simple Night “I found a place I think you might like,” said the boy to his date. “What’s it called?” she…

The Last Time

I was supposed to go into Astoria today to watch USA beat Portugal, but I’ve been partying a little too hard since school ended and I think it finally caught up to me last night, so I’m staying home today. My friend that I was supposed to go with tells me she’s not mad, which…

Free Writing

I’ve had a serious case of writer’s block for some time now. I haven’t been able to write a story without having to use a prompt since school ended. The only way I know how to break out of it is to just keep writing, regardless of how bad it is. I think for this…