The following short story was originally published in 2016 in Baldwin Wallace University's literary publication, The Mill.
Okay. It has been a little bit since my last post. Sorry about that, friends. Life. You know? I have recently found myself in the middle of a stinky swamp of a writing slump. It's been like sloshing through putrid swamp sludge with a hole in my waders while trudging noxious bubbles up to the [...]
Take a deep breath. Exhale. So this is it, the last post of 2016. Thinking about this past year makes me feel tired. For both good reasons and bad, this has been a very emotionally demanding year. Yep. I'll remind you that I am a very empathetic person and feel strongly even for people I [...]
I think I've touched on this before in my posts about inspiration, but I wanted to go more in-depth about the importance of finding a writing community for yourself. I want this to be clear: You DO NOT have to isolate yourself to become a writer. Listen, I'm an introvert. I get the draw of [...]
Maybe it's because I'm a writer. Maybe it's because I'm altruistic and empathetic. Maybe it's just because I'm human. Whatever the reason, I am frustrated. I'm frustrated with the happenings of the world. I'm frustrated with the prevalence of the "Every man for himself" mentality over the idea that we as a society should be [...]
Have you ever been somewhere that, when you leave, you genuinely feel like you traded a piece of your self for a piece of the place? The type of place where, when you haven't been there in a while, you just feel a bit... off? Over the years I've had a few places that have [...]
I'm a huge animal lover. Growing up, it was rare for my family not to have at least one pet. I've never really thought of myself as a dog person or a cat person. I think both cats and dogs are wonderful. When I'm writing late into the night, though, I'm usually joined by my cat, [...]