Short story: The Beautiful Survivors

For Jalice For Randy Cooper, night lasted almost as long as the day. The scorching sunlight faded behind the rolling hills of the rural plains before he even woke up. When his eyes snapped open, his son Jackson was already wide awake, stoking a mediocre campfire with a sappy stick. He twisted the wood against […]

Should everyone write a book?

I wanted to do a quick blog post on a Quartz article I read the other day. Quartz writer Ryan Holiday says, quite bluntly, that “not everyone should write a book.” The article details how people shouldn’t jump to writing books even though it’s relatively easy to do so. Anyone — including yours truly — […]

FLASH FICTION: BEFORE THE DAY

  The following flash fiction piece was unedited. This is raw writing at its finest. It sets up the story seen in my latest novel, “A New Day.” You can read “A New Day” right now by downloading it on Amazon. BEFORE THE DAY I don’t really know what I’m doing anymore. I’m sitting here, […]

SHORT STORY: The Melting Wall

This story originally appeared on Medium. The Melting Wall Iron Pen competition submission I hate the cold. Don’t get me wrong. This Massachusetts-born stallion can ride his way through blizzards and whipping wintry winds. A walk through snow-covered sidewalks is like a walk on the beach. But I hate the cold. Not because of the temperature. […]

Excerpt: “The Pen” — Chapter 22

Here is an excerpt from “The Pen,” which is due out this summer. This comes from Chapter 22.  “The Pen” tells the story of a boy named Jake, who has the unique ability to wield a powerful pen that may help save Earth and a planet far off in the galaxy called Discis. When Jake reaches Discis, […]

Dear Star Wars

There’s a new movie coming out. You already know this. So I decided to write a poem. Star Wars has meant the world to me. Here’s what it’s done for me. — Father’s tapes, first time I watched blown away by effects Way to connect Way to reflect Had the soundtrack on a cassette A […]