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…

Runaway

I’ve been saving this post for a little while now. This is the short story I was going to submit, but wanted to see what would happen if I submitted it. It should be pretty clear why I’m posting this story now, but hopefully it’ll be clearer why I felt so good about it. Runaway…

A Nap Before Bed

I wrote this after a failed attempt at a nap before bed with my girlfriend. We established a new level of lazy together that we both love. Now that I’m working full-time, it’s harder for us to spend time together, or take random trips upstate where we can be alone. It seemed only natural to…

Small Town

I have the unique experience of being born in the city, raised in the suburbs, and having a house in the country. I can look at all kinds of living situations as an outsider and insider. Many of my stories use my property upstate as the setting, but I don’t really spend too much time…