Writing Prompt Exercise

I stumbled across an old photo one of my former teachers used as a writing prompt in his class. While I couldn’t find the original story I had written for it (I’m sure it was awful – I was a brand new writing student and my zeal often sabotaged my storytelling abilities), I did decide…

Publication 25: Linguistic Erosion

In all of the rush and bustle of these last few weeks of school, I had absolutely forgotten that my flash fiction, “The Blue Schwinn,” was due for its second publication today in Linguistic Erosion! Well, that’s a pleasant surprise to wake up to! Thank goodness I had set a reminder in my calendar –…

Publications 23 & 24!

I’m very excited to announce that the 10th volume of The Aviator, Full Sail’s literary magazine, has come out! You can download a copy here! (Please note: it’s an application, so you will need to disable your pop-up blocker) I’m very fortunate to have both a short story (The Blue Schwinn, pg 28) and an…

Publications 20, 21, and sort of 22?

Yesterday afternoon my school, Full Sail University, announced the release of it’s ninth volume of The Aviator, a literary e-journal comprised of student work. I had mentioned a few weeks back that The Aviator had accepted a few of my pieces, so I wanted to pass along the information for downloading the newest edition of…

Super Short Stories

A good friend of mine posted a challenge in our writer’s group to try and emulate Ernest Hemingway’s 6-word story [For sale: baby shoes, never worn] by crafting our own story in less than 10 words. Everyone contributed some AWESOME [mostly sad, surprisingly] short stories. It’s impressive what you can do with a limited economy…

Publication #17!

Today is the day! My piece of flash fiction, “Sticky Fingers,” was published today on Linguistic Erosion! Woohoo! That puts me at seventeen total publications. I promised myself that when I hit twenty publications – no matter how big or small they may be – I will start sending out the query letters for my…

A Photo in The Flowerbed

As I was walking through my neighborhood a few weeks ago, I stumbled across this photo sitting in the flowerbed. There were no houses nearby, just shops and an elementary school, so I had no idea where it had come from. I didn’t pick up the picture, but I stared at it for several minutes,…

Upcoming publication!

Nothing excites a writer more than learning that one of their works has been accepted into a publication. On April 17th, my short story, “Sticky Fingers,” will be published on the front page of LINGUISTIC EROSION, an online journal dedicated to flash fiction. Woohoo! I try not to count my chickens before they hatch, of…

Holiday Break!

I have just one more week of class and then I get the luxury of a two week holiday break. I’m ecstatic. I feel like I’ve been running in overdrive for several months now, balancing work, school, NaNoWriMo, side projects and, most importantly, my family and friends. It will be nice to finally step away…