Why ask why?

Most times, their words are disconnected, like you’re submerged with this protective helmet of gelatinous goo shielding your brain from the sound. You like to pretend this second skin is much more, shrouding you from everything, not just words, raising […]

Sad for you, Sad for me

He said, “I never have to wonder what you really mean when you say something. It’s written all over you.” I took it as a compliment even though I know he didn’t mean it as such. And even though many […]

Perfect Mate

The task of seeking or becoming the perfect mate is a journey over treacherous terrain with no satisfying conclusion. Regardless, the line to pass onto this road paved with glass shards is long, the waiting list infinite, and the suffering inestimable.

Bagpipes

“Ah, there she is, gentlemen.” Sean walked into the band’s booth and slapped his mates on the back. “Who would that be?” Delvin looked at the only woman browsing the merchandise. “The lass that broke me heart last night.” The […]

The Conspiracy

Picture, if you will, a claymation-like short. First scene A woman pulls a sexy, sequined red dress from her closet, holds it against her body and twirls in front of the mirror. Satisfied, she hangs the dress on the door […]

Passing Fad

I could move mountains for you. I could change the direction of the tide. I could turn day into night, change the dark sky to light… And yet during the height of your fame you could not spare a minute […]

Grief

As the sun sets, does the earth’s soil mourn the loss of its heat? As the moon wanes, does the ocean’s tide grieve the absence of its pull? Of course not, child. They would not waste tears on something so […]

New Crew

This crew looks decidedly different than the last one I worked with, and although I’ve done this gig fifty plus times before, every rotation feels fresh and new. Stimuli floats around and caresses each of us in a translucent waveform […]

Writing Tips #1

Write Every Day! Okay, so this is not my tip alone. Tons of famous, well-respected authors have given this sage advice, but the nice thing is it is totally true, and totally works. If you are stuck on a scene, […]