A Writer’s Predicament

  Fiction is a painful process for someone like me. I love character-driven pieces so I have to make characters that I absolutely adore… otherwise nothing works. I’m too much of a perfectionist when it comes to fiction. Everything looks sloppy, or a character is just not good enough, or there could be something more…

Say No, Sweet Pea – Valentine’s Day

There’s something about Valentine’s Day that leaves everyone frenzied and mostly very annoying. It’s like everyone warps back into the elementary school mentality where you’re not cool if you don’t get gifts. Everyone HAS to be with someone. Desperation multiplies dramatically. Last Valentine’s Day, I was with someone absolutely horrific, someone that no doubt ripped…

The Stork’s Formula

The Stork was his name, a too-thin straight smile of a man with a medical bag of impressive trinkets. The grin never disappeared, exploding an endless sparkle that reflected his love of work and all things creation. I needed his expertise, his creativity, and his love. I needed his hands and his miracles. “Mr. Stork,…