Mountain Climbing – 200th Post!

200th Post! I was going to post another erasure today, but I realized that this is actually my 200th post! My blog has changed countlessly over the years, and my most recent change appears to be the most successful. I’ve had this blog for four years, and I’m realizing now that I’m averaging one post…

Walden Erasures, Page 4

There’s no way you’re still interested in these. Unfortunately for you all, I am, so here’s another erasure. What’s interesting is that I haven’t read this book in years, and my only memories of Walden are happy and transcendental and awe inspiring with a hint of mind-numbing boredom. As I continue to read, one page a…

The Dinner Party

This was one of those rare stories where I felt like it was actually complete when I finished it. I’m sure with a couple revisions it could get better, but I think what I mean is that I was paying attention to every detail while writing and making sure everything was consistent, and then at…

The Girl in the Grey

I was asked to write about something other than me observing stuff because it wasn’t as creative as my normal work, so I took the liberty to observe her doing work in Starbucks. The Girl in the Grey The girl in the grey hoodie with white strings dangling down as she types leans over her…

Karl Ove Knausgaard

How into the literary world are you all? My MFA program introduced me to Literature with a capital L, and showed me where to find it. Now that I’m working and writing all day, I’m no longer able to totally immerse myself in the writing world. But there are ways to stay on top of…

1,000 Likes!

I can’t believe it but I actually hit 1,000 likes! When I first started this blog almost 4 years ago, I never thought it would last as long as it has. What’s even harder to believe is that it’s been almost 4 years! I just want to thank all my followers who’ve stuck around all…

Questions

I wrote this with the idea in mind that I would write a story that only asked questions. I always felt that one question leads into another and another. It was really fun doing this and I definitely feel like there’s enough of a story/plot for the reader to pick up on. I’ll let you…

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,…

Window Seat

Yes, I wrote this while sitting at a window table in a bagel place on my lunch break. It was a quick spur of the moment thing. I had a funny thought and I wanted to expand it into a little micro fiction piece. Window Seat I accept the responsibility of taking the table next…

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…

Scabs

Sorry for the delay! Here’s the second part to the last post! Scabs I decided to finally try during one of these races. I was off to a good start, but I couldn’t keep my balance as I flew down one of the hills along the bike path. I felt my handlebars shaking and knew…

Bike Rides

This is a short, slightly exaggerated memoir piece. Anyone who knows my friends and I knows that we used to go all over our neighborhood on our bikes. This is also the first part of a two-part story. There’s a little bit more substance to these, so I’m spreading them out. Be sure to pay…