Hiatus and Writer Sponsorship (Meta Post)

I've thought about it for a while and I know it might be tough to hear but I'm deciding to go on hiatus starting after this Saturday. This doesn't mean I won't be writing, however. I am taking hiatus from short story and poetry writing so I can focus on writing my novel. I didn't… Continue reading Hiatus and Writer Sponsorship (Meta Post)

The Outsider

Even the sweet peppermint and frothy eggnog of winter couldn’t wash away Derek’s bitter fall. It was disappointing the moment it started with a massive snowstorm. Derek despised snow; the way it impeded everyone’s life reminded him of nature’s cold indifference.  Derek took a walk around the block of his apartment building. He was smiling… Continue reading The Outsider

Rising Light

There was once within me an unconquerable umbra It wouldn’t dare capitulate against my steadied will. I would spin my wheels struggling against the shade But that only made bloom the now-perpetual inner gloom And soon there was a new overhead With the Black Hole Sun that was prophesized from the garden That promised an… Continue reading Rising Light

The Shoes I Travel In

 A few years ago I wrote a short story titled “The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune.” I scribbled it down in a hurry but let it fade, tucked away into a drawer. It was the first time I tried to channel my depression and the protagonist was so modeled after me that he should… Continue reading The Shoes I Travel In

The Bird That Flew Overhead

  My dad died a few years back. The doctors told me after his liver failure that it was pancreatic cancer. He was always a secretive type, prone to hold in his emotions and ailments to a fault. When he started getting sick he suffered in silence, and even though it was obvious to others, nobody… Continue reading The Bird That Flew Overhead