I've been plugging away on my novel and put down some thoughts on its development. There's also a brief excerpt for you!
Two young brothers attempt to contact someone on the other side.
A freshman film award ceremony has a hard time deciding its edgiest film.
A coffee mug left half-finished on the kitchen table tells about someone’s interrupted morning routine. A broken picture frame in the garbage can, with its jingling shards of glass, holds the story of an angry wife finding out about her husband’s affair. One would notice that only the frame is in the garbage; … Continue reading Ugh: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse – A Review
Originally written in December 2012 I’d only been in the bathroom for about twenty minutes, a reasonable time for a six-year-old. My mom and brother were too enveloped with their game of “horse” or their bike rides around our driveway’s circle to notice how much time had passed. I looked … Continue reading Scissors and Scotch
Originally written in December 2012 One Christmas Eve, my family and I stopped in at the local family restaurant, Grandma’s. With its name, my brother, Mitchell, and I were always unsure if our car would pull up to a restaurant with stained glass lampshades hanging in the windows or to our grandparents’ warm yellow mobile … Continue reading Is That You, Santa? It’s Me, Nick.
Originally written in December 2012 When you’re a kid, everything makes sense. Even what you don’t know makes sense. Your ability to problem-solve and your potential for success relies heavily upon your aptitude in imagination. Say you’re playing Jurassic Park in your front yard beneath the oak tree; velociraptors (the neighborhood kids) are closing … Continue reading Kid Logic
Originally written on April 3, 2013 Lillian sat on a park bench near the pond’s edge. She looked over the water weeds, scanning the clear pool and its sandy floor. She didn’t want to be there. Her and Sam’s favorite park spot was new and strange without him. The bench’s color seemed dull. … Continue reading Violets in the Park
Originally written on May 15, 2013 Recently published in Voices Literary Magazine - Spring 2016 Like Moses walking through the parted Red Sea, conversations churned on either side of Ben like violent waves. Between the rows of lunch tables, the aisle was calm, peaceful. The red Penny Drive coffee can huddled close to … Continue reading Collection
Originally written on December 3, 2013 Recently published in Voices Literary Magazine - Spring 2016 My first kiss was in a fucking hot box. I had this tree house as a kid that became an oven in the summers-- the one time of year you’re supposed to use it. Anyway, Courtney Epson, the … Continue reading Hot Box