Numb

Sorry about skipping a day. I’ve been extremely busy with work and dog sitting a 15/16 year old blind poodle for my mom’s friend. It’s been hard staying on top of posting but I’m trying to not break away from the routine. I wrote this a little while ago. Towards the end of the original,…

Cliff Diving

This is one of the first stories I wrote on my typewriter after I ordered a new ribbon off Amazon. It’s a quick flash fiction piece with the most minuscule influence of an actual event that took place in my life. It’d be interesting to see if anyone I know picks up on it. So…

Her Last First Date

This quick story came from a prompt that was supposed to be about the perfect first date. I decided to switch it up and put a little twist on it. It’s hard to talk about it without ruining it. You’ll see my intentions are pretty self-explanatory, so I’ll let the story do the talking. Her…

A Dream

The main source of inspiration for this writing binge is a typewriter I bought in Lake George when I went on vacation Labor Day weekend. It’s a Royal Caravan typewriter from the 60s or 70s. There were cool, extremely old ones as well, but many of them had keys that would get stuck. Only the…

Some Changes

I’m sure you haven’t noticed, but my blog has gone through some significant changes recently. As usual, I’ve been unable to keep my promises to write every day, and as usual, I have an excuse: I did just graduate and I had plenty of time to write, but my focus was primarily on finding a…

Newspaper

Last week I had a pretty cool assignment that we all had to do in class: We were given pages from an old book filled with items that could be used for many things aside from their original purpose. We had to copy the language of the book and turn it into a quick, little…

Background Noise

Here, I’m focusing on two specific things. The first is the sound of my lines. You should notice the alliteration throughout the piece, but hopefully not to the point where it takes away from the story itself. The second is looking at something from multiple perspectives. This story was written as a homework assignment for…

The Dark, Lonely Coffee Shop

This is a short story piece where craft was more of the focus. I wanted to play around with anaphora, which is starting sentences with the same beginning repetitively. I also wanted to try out writing longer sentences. I really like how this story came out. I’m hoping to expand upon it one day so…

The Tiger

Surprise, still here. Busy as always. I’ll be even busier soon with work and summer classes. Just wanted to post my final project for my lit theory class. It’s a collection of five flash fiction stories, based off quotes from an essay by Nietzsche.  They can stand alone by themselves, but there are also connections…

The Ocean

Can you believe it? Two days in a row! I haven’t done this since the summer. How pathetic! Anyways, I really like how this one came out. I’m hoping that the more I do this, the easier it becomes and the less likely I’ll have to rely on prompts. I’m already looking forward to what…

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…

A Run

A couple days ago, I went for a run through Massapequa Park. It became my go-to place while training for the Tough Mudder over the summer. Running during the height of the fall season is absolutely amazing. It instantly reminded me of walking through the paths on my property upstate. My last run was cold…