Category Archives: Personal Tales

Abroad in Puerto Rico

Where have I been? For the past 45 days, I’ve been in Puerto Rico. I cannot say why I’m here, but in my downtime I’ll try to best convey my thoughts and feelings about my experiences with the people and … Continue reading

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Influenza for a Literary Agent…

 

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Therapy for Damaged Creativity…

I allowed my creativity to atrophy, so please consider this the first step in my therapy. For the past three months, I’ve been quite busy. I cannot say with whom or why, but rest assured it is for a good … Continue reading

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The Mushrooms of Fredericksburg, Virginia

I’m not a mycologist; however, I’ve beheld enough mushrooms during dog walks in Fredericksburg, Virginia to warrant input. The mushrooms I’ve seen grow in different places: vivid green lawns, tree-shaded yards of decayed acorns sprinkled across moist soil, and jungles … Continue reading

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“They Put the Creatives in Business Development.”

If I had to form a new religion, I would classify it as Creativism, and its believers would be the Creatives. I pulled the name from a conversation I had with my friend Rachel and her pals during a karaoke … Continue reading

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Cultural Anthropology & the American Dive Bar

I’ve always had a fascination with dive bars. They’re cozy, tucked away establishments. A totem of neighborhood culture, where the staff appreciate you for tipping well and the walls are festooned with artifacts revering heroes – alive and departed. A … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award Winning Story: Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives

Author’s Note: Back in December, I was notified that I won 1st Place in the horror short story category of Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. I was quite pleased by this honor, and consider it just one marker in a … Continue reading

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