The Last Birthday

Photo: My father, circa 2003. Taken on a visit home during my first year in college. I wrote the following short story (non-fiction) for my Ethnography class. It’s too personal and emotional for me to really edit, alter, or attempt to submit for publication, so I’ve opted to share it here. ____________ September 20th, 2006:…

First Publication of 2014: Postcard Shorts!

Chirp, chirp! That was the first sound I heard this morning. Despite what you’re thinking, it was not an overeager bird outside my window nor my alarm clock. (In case you’re wondering, my friends, my alarm clock is actually the melodic lullabies of the talented Bruno Mars. Because, really, is there any better way to…

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…

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…

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…