Pig, Hog, and Pork

I was originally going to post these stories as a three-part series, but they aren’t all that suspenseful; my intentions were for the reader to read them all together. I think it works better like this. Write your own three short stories like these! Make them all connected to each other. If you want, give…

Homeless

I’m so glad fall is finally here! It’s been cold and rainy, and I think the leaves are going to start to change color soon. Tomorrow is also my birthday! It feels weird turning 23, but I’m excited, nonetheless. School’s been going really well despite the workload. I feel like every time I put a…

Dim Sum

Hey everyone. I finally finished All the King’s Men and I started reading a book of plays by Sam Shepard. These two books along with Invisible Man have really influenced my writing sample, which I am more than half way through the first revision in. I’m also about half way through Leaves of Grass, which…

A Simple Night

I really have no idea what I’m getting at with this. I’m trying to display awkwardness between two characters, the paranoia that seems to plague the inexperienced when it comes to dating.   A Simple Night “I found a place I think you might like,” said the boy to his date. “What’s it called?” she…

The Check, Please!

I also realized that I have two (what I think are good) good story ideas for my grad school application. I would love to share them on here, but if they’re good enough to get me into an MFA program, I’m going to try to get them published in a literary journal, and that means…

The Surprise

Today, I’m going to do everything in my power to write you guys something. I’ve been wanting to write a short, one-act play for a while, and I’m in a better writing mood today, so I have no choice but to take advantage of it. It won’t be about any of the World Cup free…

Writing Project

Usually over the Summer, I go out of my way to read as many books as possible. That’s not going to change this summer, but I am going to make more of an effort to improve my writing, by trying to write every day. Posts won’t always be stories, but there will be bits and pieces…

Mrs. Butterworth’s 3125

Another hint fiction piece inspired by a conversation I had with my cousin over the weekend.   Mrs. Butterworth’s 3125 They didn’t know what they had stumbled upon. “A clear figurine of some sort.” “Most likely a—” “Get The Director right away!” “—Goddess!”