The Eastern Side of Paradise: A “Deleted Scene”

[The following is a piece of flash fiction, originally cut from my short story “Clamp & Fangs.” It should make sense as a stand alone, but for the full story, be sure to check out my Amazon Author Page. I should probably also note that, while relatively mild, there are some adult themes below. You’ve … More The Eastern Side of Paradise: A “Deleted Scene”

Panthers, Sasquatch, & Sharks: The Week That Was

Just a quick update and mini-photo dump from the hectic events of last week. Between Tuesday’s Black Panther discussion panel at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library and the 21st Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, I kept myself busy. The panel presentations seemed to spark a wave of discussion, one that oftentimes veered into the realm … More Panthers, Sasquatch, & Sharks: The Week That Was

Snow Doubt about It

Wednesday and Thursday went smoothly, just the typical first day of the semester: I went over the syllabus and attempted to convince all my students I was an unwavering hardass. A couple may have even bought it. Thursday afternoon, I was reviewing the typical first “real day” lesson for my comp classes, a fun fifty-minute … More Snow Doubt about It

“What Old December’s Bareness Everywhere!” or “Don’t Call It a Comeback!”

“We cannot but obey the powers above us. Could I rage and roar as doth the sea She lies in, yet the end must be as ’tis.” –Shakespeare, Pericles I haven’t posted in a month and a half. Truth be told, that update was simply a scene I cut from my short story “Amorous Birds … More “What Old December’s Bareness Everywhere!” or “Don’t Call It a Comeback!”

Ain’t So Sure Bout the Summertime Muse

Crickets and cicadas singing, chirping, rumbling and humming, day and night, incessant. Their murmurs blend with the clanking of the window unit and box fan, running to supplement the taxed central unit. The distant growl of mowers and weed-eaters complete the cacophony. My own lawn is ankle-high, despite having mowed it four days ago. It’s … More Ain’t So Sure Bout the Summertime Muse

Birds, Boulders, and Buffy: A Guide to Writing and Life

Some days I think I speak solely in phrases from movies and literary quotes. It’s wonderful when someone gets the reference, but usually I just get that half smile that implies “Well, we knew this day would come. His cheese has slid off his cracker.” If you ask me how I’m doing, you’re likely to … More Birds, Boulders, and Buffy: A Guide to Writing and Life