I stand here half broken glued together I sit here I cannot stand life deflates me we click we connect we try to know one another I write here my palms sweat I end here.

Thirty-five years of love of pain of suffering of joy of friends of you of me of this world of this of my mind of this space between my ears of stumbling of candles of cake of pizza of beer of all that is of all that will ever be thirty-five years of existence.

Great news, in case you didn’t see it yesterday. My short story, The Writer, is over on Tipsy Lit. So go check it out.  

“Why don’t we start at the beginning?” “Of course Dr. Crane, it’s always best to start there I suppose.” I was on a trip to the Amazon rain forest when I was just a teenager. This was my graduation gift from my wealthy but distant parents. They insisted that I needed to see the world. […]

The next day’s journey was just as uneventful as the last. Marek had another pointless conversation with Razoun. Barsheel was drilling Dynast heavily and making him read volumes of scrolls every chance he could. By this Dynast was kept very quiet. Still the men seemed in good spirits and Marek could feel the love growing […]

I may have made a bad decision. To be honest it started with another bad decision, which really came about because of another bad decision. Really, if I think back, everything has just been the horrible result of a series of bad decisions starting with the decision to slide out of the birth canal and […]

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor […]

If you’re at all familiar with the blogging world I’m sure you know of Brittany Gibbons from Brittany Herself. Well she put out this set of writing prompts for August. While I think she intended for mostly women to write in response I really love her writing and the positive messages she spreads. So I […]

Charles Dowdy made a post titled 42 Things I Will Teach My Teenage Boys. While I agreed with most of it there were a few things I took an exception to. This is my version. Please enjoy and I hope it inspires your own list. 1. Boys have a penis. It comes with responsibilities. If […]