Our Tongue

I wrote this flash fiction piece after eavesdropping on a conversation. Sometimes when I’m stuck and I can’t think of anything to write, I listen to what people are saying and a hear a word or phrase that jumps out. Here, two people were talking about speaking to a salesman in his native language, as…

WSJ

This flash fiction piece was inspired by a Wall Street Journal paper on one of the desks at my job. Sometimes when I’m stuck, I pick an object in the room and turn it into a story. I wanted to know who left it, and then that turned into this piece. WSJ All of his…

Bookmark

This isn’t entirely about me, although I do enjoy using everything I see and that’s readily available as a bookmark. I actually used to dog ear my books, but now I’d rather lose my place than even think about doing something as barbaric. What do you all use as bookmarks? Bookmark He used anything he…

A shoutout to a few Bloggers

Originally posted on MrHushHush Entries:
There are too many bloggers–if you can call them that–out there that get so much credit for “blog posts” that could very well be confused with twitter updates. It’s ridiculous. A lot of people actually put their heart and soul into writing their posts, even though they don’t have to,…

In Her Honor

I don’t remember how I came up with this, but my best guess is my girlfriend showed me how her new nail polish looked and it sparked a story. I originally called this Nail Polish, but these stories always end up turning into something more serious, and I felt the title needed to reflect that….

Runaway

I’ve been saving this post for a little while now. This is the short story I was going to submit, but wanted to see what would happen if I submitted it. It should be pretty clear why I’m posting this story now, but hopefully it’ll be clearer why I felt so good about it. Runaway…

A Nap Before Bed

I wrote this after a failed attempt at a nap before bed with my girlfriend. We established a new level of lazy together that we both love. Now that I’m working full-time, it’s harder for us to spend time together, or take random trips upstate where we can be alone. It seemed only natural to…

Small Town

I have the unique experience of being born in the city, raised in the suburbs, and having a house in the country. I can look at all kinds of living situations as an outsider and insider. Many of my stories use my property upstate as the setting, but I don’t really spend too much time…

The River

I really like how this one turned out. I was going to be selfish and keep it for myself, but I don’t want this blog to be filled with leftover stories. Before, I was struggling to come up with new ideas so I had to be a little selfish, but now that I’m back in…

Buried

In honor of the two feet of snow that buried my front lawn today, I give you guys this winter-themed story: Buried Being buried alive wasn’t as alarming as I expected it to be. There was just enough space for me to move my head. I determined by the amount of light I could still…

Zeus

Funny story. I had another story lined up for today, and while I was adding to it, I realized I was really enjoying how it was coming out. I think, with a strong enough revision, it could be worthy enough of submission. I’m going to do just that, and if I don’t like how the…

The Moon

Back on the work grind. I would have liked to post this earlier, but I had to get back to the gym first. I’m still writing new content so, again, I can confirm a steady posting schedule for most, if not all, of the month. I don’t remember how I thought of this story. I…