Story of the Week #6 — “With Human” by Carol Guess and Kelly Magee

Apparently I’m on a pregnancy/babies kick the past couple of weeks. I read this a while ago and just remembered that I wanted to talk about it. My friend pippicannotread over at tumblr posted it saying that one of these lovely ladies was a professor of hers in her undergrad. Read the story here. My … More Story of the Week #6 — “With Human” by Carol Guess and Kelly Magee

Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics”

Wrote up a short story for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “home.” Greyhound Genetics My old man suffers from an acute case of wanderlust. We’d never stayed in one place for more than four years at a time before building our own home and “settling down.” That was eight … More Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics”

Story of the Week #5 — “A Sunday Brunch in Amber” by Kelly Ann Kiehl

I want to apologize to my readers for the long absence. A summer malaise seems to have latched onto me and is only gradually starting to abate. I keep telling myself that it’s because I needed a break after school let out, but a tiny voice in the back of my head knows that that … More Story of the Week #5 — “A Sunday Brunch in Amber” by Kelly Ann Kiehl

Story of the Week #4 — “The Souls of Alligators” by Robert Kloss

I found this story while browsing the website of Corium Magazine, an online magazine that “publishes stories and poems with substance and connection. Words that touch on nerves and stay. Make us feel something.” Robert Kloss’s “The Souls of Alligators” definitely lingers beneath the surface of the mind. I had to read it several times … More Story of the Week #4 — “The Souls of Alligators” by Robert Kloss

Story of the Week #3 — “You Are The City” by Wei He

I was browsing the website of a journal that I recently submitted to, Spry Literary Magazine, and met with a surprise—I found a story written by one of my classmates at Miami! Wei He is a fiction writer from China that is graduating this year with a master’s degree in English/Creative Writing, and I have … More Story of the Week #3 — “You Are The City” by Wei He

Good news!

I learned yesterday that my short story “How to Dye Window Treatments” is going to be published in the online magazine ObsessionMag (check them out here or here). Sweet beans! I’ll be sure to upload a link when one appears.

Story of the Week #1 — “6.5” by Ian Murphy

I want this blog/website/whatchyacallit to be a place of discourse, of conversations about good writing. The best way I know to start a conversation about good writing is to read good writing, and so I have decided to scour the Internet once a week for well-written, visceral, free (!) short stories that we can all learn … More Story of the Week #1 — “6.5” by Ian Murphy

Love and Honor

At the school where I take graduate classes, Miami University, there is a seal at the exact center of campus. The rumor is that if you step on it, you’ll fail all your exams. Well, I find this a lot of nonsense, so my brain immediately went to ways that I could poke fun at … More Love and Honor