On Macro Photography

This was for an assignment where we simply had to write a “short-short story.” When writing this and the piece on prose poems, I was having so much trouble getting my thoughts together, but I do like how this one turned out. One question I have is: am I telling too much at the end?…

The Disused Train

Sorry I already choked with this goal of writing everyday! I skipped a day two days ago, and actually wrote this yesterday with the intentions of writing another story, but I didn’t get around to posting it here. I wrote this in Starbucks and it’s based off a picture my girlfriend chose off Flickr. The…

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…

Deep Down

I know I haven’t posted anything in a while. I’m catching up with so much reading that I had to put off when the semester started. I just finished the third book in the Neapolitan Series by Elena Ferrante and just started the fourth and final book. But it doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing…

Hall of Color

My first semester of grad school is finally coming to a close. I have one last paper to write, and one last class to attend. After that, I’m all yours, provided the holiday season at Target doesn’t kill me. Anyways, our last assignment for my fiction workshop was to take a picture of one of…

Deer in the Fields

Yes, this is just a picture of a deer in a field behind my backyard upstate, but the story of how I got this is much more exciting. I was thinking about writing a fiction piece related to the picture, but there’s no need. I’m going to just tell you guys exactly what happened.  …

Another Picture

Hey, I’m going to post a story later, but right now, I’m posting a different picture that I think came out a lot better than the first one. I’ll let you guys be the judge.

Day Lily

I don’t have a story today, but I do have a picture. I took it with a Nikon D3100 and edited it on Lightroom 4. I thought it came out pretty nice. What do you think?

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…

Like Wine

I’ve been itching to write a story based on this specific picture for a while now. When I was looking at the huge barrels pointing towards Philadelphia, an ominous feeling was looming over me. I purposefully edited the water to exaggerate the feeling I had, which then gave me inspiration for a hint fiction story….

Philadelphia

I was in Philadelphia this past week and took a bunch of pictures, but this one stood out to me the most. I’m going to write a totally fictional story based on this picture. I’m trying to play around with dialogue in a David Foster Wallace-type of way. I’m literally doing this right on the…

Inspiration For Some of My Stories

If you haven’t noticed, the top of my blog says I do fiction writing and photography. I took this last summer with my $500 nikon and edited it with Lightroom 4. I’m not the best photographer/photo-editor(?), but I don’t do it professionally, so I don’t care and neither should you. In my stories, I tend…