Poem: Starlight

Gracious glistening in the gutted heavens, Full or not, standing beside the moon, Under or over, singing a sad soliloquy Just a fading breath against the blue Breathe on, shattered stalks of green Breathe against the gutless gait of the forward Against the simple sighs of long ago Breathe on, and remember still. Advertisements

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Starlight #2: Hard Lessons

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. Cadmus (Narration): When I was in the hospital, I wasn’t allowed to read or watch TV or basically do anything. Cadmus stands at the hospital window. Cadmus: So I made up a sort of game. […]

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Starlight #1: Nebula

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. “Stars in His Eyes, Pt I: Nebula” Cadmus (Narration): I’ve been told I was born, December 7, 1999 in a hospital in the nearest city. A hospital is shown, from the hallway. There are sounds […]

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Preview: The Outsiders Club

Coming 2021… It only took a few moments of awkward silence for my parents to start grilling me about my day. “So, sweetie, how was school?” My father leaned forward as he cut into his filet mignon, tenderly rubbing his bite in béarnaise before consuming it. He regarded me with that same mix of curiosity […]

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Opinion: Plurality

I believe in the complexity of mankind; That every person is multifaceted and multilayered beyond imagination, that our selves are so much wilder and weirder than we ever dared to believe. I believe that the human spirit is indefinable; That experiences alone cannot define another to us… there is always more to see. We are […]

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Short Story: Lament

It was a light, trilling melody, reminiscent of a carol, but not a happy one—more like those sad songs Charlie heard on the radio about poor people or loss, created in a half-hearted attempt to reject the commercialized truth of the season. With a haunting hum, the tune looped through his head: One, two, three, […]

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Short Story: Look & Listen

The following was written as a quick exercise in my Modern Short Stories class. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com “You’re right,” Jack said, breathless, as Ryan’s fingertips touched the grille of the poolside. “You’re out of shape.” Ryan was panting, his fingers clutching the plastic and metal as though they were all that stood between […]

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