On My Father and On Happiness

Another small hint fiction and a slightly larger story for you. I feel bad for not posting another story yesterday, so I’ll catch up today. On My Father He loves peanut butter, He loves chocolate, But he hates Reese’s. On Happiness When you ache From all the times you thought you’d fail And you were…

Crest Glide

This story comes from an in-class assignment where we were given random objects and were told to write a personal story about whatever we were given. I ended up with one of the more random objects: dental floss. This is a short-short story, which is fiction, but based heavily off my own experiences. Enjoy! Crest…

Car Crash

Sorry for the short break. I’m not done yet. I still have another poem for you guys. I hope your weekend was as good as mine was. I spent it upstate with my family and girlfriend, and it couldn’t have gone any better. I’ve never been happier. Lately, I’ve been trying to write more politically…

Take Off

Hi everyone. One day I’ll start a post without having to apologize for the lack of writing. I wanted to wait on this one, because I was waiting to see if I would make it back onto the website from last time. Turns out I did make it! Yay me! I have a feeling they’re…

From Bike Ride to Father

This is my 100th post! I never thought I would make it this far. It feels weird, but I’m happy the desire to write is just as strong as when I first started. Hope you guys enjoy. From Bike Ride to Father It’s been a long time since he’s gone on a bike ride. He…

Out of Time

Hey everyone. I’ve been busy with work and my writing sample and I’ve also been reading constantly, but I finally found some spare time to write for fun. If you’re wondering what I’m reading, I just finished Great Expectations and started The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I’m going to use a prompt I…

Raising a Child With Down’s Syndrome and Autism

I’ve been going back and forth, deciding whether or not I should post this online. I wrote this for my non fiction writing class at Queens College and I finally figured that if I could write this and allow a professor–who knows nothing about me–to read it, there’s no reason why you guys can’t. I…

The Backyard

When I was at Nassau Community College, I had to read My Antonia for an English 101 class, but we never got around to it and it has been doing nothing but sitting on my bookshelf. I finally decided to read it and I totally understand why it’s considered one of the greats. If you’ve…

Showing and Telling

Hi everyone. Instead of focusing specifically on dialogue, I’m trying to focus more on setting a scene and trying to find the right balance between showing and telling. This is by no means a complete story, so forgive the abrupt ending. Is there a good balance between showing and telling? If not, what am I…