My best friend died.She wasn’t supposed to.No one should go at 42. At least I got to say goodbye. She was in the hospital,A sallow-skinned satire of herself. Half-vacant eyes looked at me.I admit I was fearful; I didn’t know what IWould see if […]
The dream was one of those that comeslate in a sleep cycle and doesn’t let go quietlyas morning inches towards the light. There was a winding staircase of stone and wood climbing a shadowed hillside.It was in my hometown, near a service station […]
Trigger warning: suicide You’ve made your way to this blog. Thank you for reading. I want you to know that you’re not alone. I love you, even if I don’t know you yet, and you can talk to me. When Stephen “tWitch” […]
A friend of mine recently introduced me to YeahWrite, a community dedicated to the craft of writing. While exploring their website, I discovered a section called Super Challenge. I was intrigued! Turns out, this group puts on a writing contest every quarter. […]
Inside jokes and memories will constantly pop up, making your heart pull and crack. It will stop at some point, but you’re not there yet.
I won’t leave, if that’s what you were frightened of. I just want to move with you. My back has carried several lifetimes of heartache, but I’d take it off your shoulders first, if I could. I don’t know what it feels […]
In June I led my writing group in a series of writing prompts that brought some thoughtful conversation, moments of bonding, and a ton of laughter. The first week I presented a list of writing prompts to choose from, and by a […]
This is the second short story I wrote at “The Next Season” writing retreat at Hidden Lake Retreat in Eagle Creek, Oregon. It was inspired by the picture below, and got a few laughs when I read it aloud. I hope I’m half as […]