This is America, A Novel: Chapter One

Jubilance impregnated the vibe of the bar and birthed laughter. It started with the old men and women reminiscing on how simple their once complicated issues had seemed. Just as they stopped, another group, this time the just college-graduated bar-philosophers. The thick rimmed scrawny man, in the middle of the pack, had rehashed joke made… Continue reading This is America, A Novel: Chapter One

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Bloodlines, The Working Document

I recommend you read my story Bloodlines, before reading the rest of this post. The following document is a working document of my process for creating Bloodlines, and it explains the decisions I made while writing it. I'd like it to serve as a way to help you better get into my head as a… Continue reading Bloodlines, The Working Document

Bloodlines

Rain assailed the street and concrete, and the lights of the suburban homes flooded into the darkness without. Jamal Epes watched TV alone in his small two-bedroom home. The wind rushed through trees and rattled shutters. At first, he thought it was a phantom sound, a noise so illogical that the only way to explain… Continue reading Bloodlines

What The Hell Is That Thing?

It's called an AlphaSmart NEO. It's a dedicated word processor with no excess features like internet connectivity, etc. What do I call it? This little thing meant to teach kids to type (you know back when we had to teach kids how to type), is called my first draft machine.¬†Every short story I've written since… Continue reading What The Hell Is That Thing?

Submissions suck.

The text below is an editorial from my good friend and fellow writer at Beautiful Losers Magazine. He talks about how the magazine has been for the first few years of our life and how we've decided to go moving forward. I hope you enjoy reading it and are also on board with us for… Continue reading Submissions suck.