“When will it be over?” she asks between bites. The burgers took longer than expected. Fireflies blink, cicadas croon. In the glare of the deck lights, her shampooed head is a crystal ball doused in moonlight. It’s nearly nine, and girlfriend sits with her knees pulled high beneath her nightgown, relishing. If she chews slowly, […]


Save a few bumps and bruises, my brief emergence from the world of academic writing finds me relatively unscathed. The new literary trek is dull and sterile, but alas, grad school beckons. Between annotations and papers, discussions and essays, emails and presentations, this swift hello is a kept promise to not let the ocean of […]

41,000 Words | A Lesson In Pacing

“Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, spent twelve hours a day at her desk and produced one page of text per day. ‘Contrary to what most people think,’ she once said, ‘there is no glamor to writing. In fact, it’s heartbreak most of the time.’” Do you ever have one of those serendipitous […]



Somersaults on a dying couch, spelling words on empty envelopes. Gibberish from tiny mouths, puppy clear as day. Polished nails (cuticles too), birthday parties, rock collections. Shoes on. Cold fingers, wet noses. Shoes off. C-A-T, cat. D-O-G, dog. Ponytails – one for Six, two for Five – rubber bands beneath the rug, feline loot. Sassy […]



A recent blog perusal has unearthed an unlikely discovery: I rather enjoy these snapshot posts. Short, telling, packed with feels – an archived glimpse into the ever-fleeting now. I think it has something to do with that old saying about the little things being the big things. You know, hindsight and all that. Plus, for […]