• Medium,  Writing

    I Had My First Viral Story Ever

    …and it wasn’t on Medium I finally know the feeling of having an article go viral on the world wide web!The article in question didn’t go viral on Medium, however, it went viral on the oft-written about local news site, Newsbreak. Let’s rewind back to the beginning of 2021. I wasn’t selected for Newsbreak’s amazing creator program promising writers $1,000 per month that everyone was raving about. I applied practically the first time I saw mention of the opportunity here on Medium, only to be disappointed when I got the rejection email a few days later. But I’m a writer,…

  • Medium,  Poetry

    Condescension

    A poem. What if I still cryduring intractable conversationswhen I am oldin my professional career? Would you preferrobots?People replacerswith calculatorsbuilt-in. With age, wisdomdoes notautomatically bestowitself upon you. Emotional intelligence isnot tapped intolike a keg. Perhaps you wouldprefer it to be?…

  • Medium,  Writing

    The Art of the Flashback

    Flashbacks in your story can be useless, or they can be an incredible way to add characterization or further your plot. The choice is up to you. Do you know something that bothers me when I am reading a novel?…

  • Medium,  Poetry

    Self Saboteur

    A poem. A clackety-clack inthe gut might be butterfliesor indigestion. Wings of mothsflutteringabout open flames, courting the endof rerun tv dinner neon nightsand cold dark beds… Those wingsflutter too close to death,too close to vital organs. The heart is a…

  • Medium,  Poetry

    On a Bleak, Snowy Day in April

    A poem. I stopped to wonderat the hazy greythat had consumed the day. That had consumed me. Maybe the flakeswere meant to cleansethe earth in preparationfor spring. Perhaps they were meantto cleanse me. But this grotty year has done enough detergingof its own…