Change

ICE has been coming up in the news a lot recently and everything that comes out keeps getting worse and worse. It’s really sickening that we as a country are so capable of offering such little empathy to those who seek our help but happen to be born with different colored skin. I spent my…

Are You Ready, America?

At the end of every post, I always mention I’m accepting submissions for the 2018 Winter Issue of Come and Go Literary, but I don’t think I’ve given you all an example of what I’m looking to accept. I’m sure over the years, I’ve written stories and poems with hints of social justice and political…

Ruins

I’ve never been to Rome. I’ve only been to Niagara Falls, and I don’t even remember going to the Canadian side. This is a fiction piece, but the thoughts on Rome are my own. I’ve always had a huge interest in going back. I’m Italian and I’d love to go to the country my dad’s…

A New Yorker

Is anyone else extremely shocked about Anthony Bourdain passing away? Is anyone else shocked, but not shocked at the same time? I’m, for the first time, really taken aback by the passing of a celebrity. I knew he was troubled — we all knew. But who really would have thought that such a down-to-earth guy,…

He Could Have Been

I haven’t done a flash fiction piece in a while, so I’m going to try and do that. I also don’t have any idea what I’m going to write about going into this, so it’ll be a little bit of free writing as well. Actually, it’ll be loosely related to War and Peace, because I…

Curb Appeal

I’ve been watching way too much HGTV lately and I’ve picked up on a lot of the vocabulary that seems to be the same regardless of what show it is and where it’s taking place. I think I still have a some Langston Hughes in my head because I managed to take one of those…

The Food

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I want to post something today that’s food related because I really can’t get corned beef, potatoes, and soda bread off my mind. What’s funny about this holiday is that the Irish don’t even celebrate with these foods — but what do they know! I’ll also be giving you guys…

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…

The Cold

I wrote this flash fiction piece on a cold day at work, but I don’t remember how I was actually inspired to write this up. I’ve been working on building tension so maybe that’s how this came to be. Hopefully by the end, you can’t wait to find out what happened! The Cold No one told…

Books of the Month

Blog Update So when I first started this blog, my only goal was to post writing assignments from class and occasionally come up my own stories. I had no idea how long this would last. In fact, I assumed I would just forget about the blog all together. There were definitely some moments where it…