I hereby dub it the Easter Earthquake

I’m pleased with myself at my commitment to the story-a-day.  This morning, Amanda and I slept in until about 9:30, which is atypical for us–we’re usually up by 6:30 or 7 am to run.  Shortly thereafter, Jeremy and Nicole arrived

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I hereby dub it the Easter Earthquake

I’m pleased with myself at my commitment to the story-a-day.  This morning, Amanda and I slept in until about 9:30, which is atypical for us–we’re usually up by 6:30 or 7 am to run.  Shortly thereafter, Jeremy and Nicole arrived

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Between a 10 mile run and an Easter barbeque…

We woke up super early today to run 10 miles along the Mission Trails park and I was on a deadline because we’re going to an Easter egg-hunt/barbeque at Jeremy and Nicole’s. Somehow, deadlines always help.  They’re the heat and

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Between a 10 mile run and an Easter barbeque…

We woke up super early today to run 10 miles along the Mission Trails park and I was on a deadline because we’re going to an Easter egg-hunt/barbeque at Jeremy and Nicole’s. Somehow, deadlines always help.  They’re the heat and

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Second installment

Today’s writing went a little long.  This story is roughly 2,500 words, which is well above my usual goal of 1,000 words a day. To be perfectly honest, the idea for this story was one that I’ve been kicking around. 

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Second installment

Today’s writing went a little long.  This story is roughly 2,500 words, which is well above my usual goal of 1,000 words a day. To be perfectly honest, the idea for this story was one that I’ve been kicking around. 

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April Challenge

Spring is in the air, and after more than 2 years of working on said novel and writing only a handful of short stories in that time, I’ve been itching lately for a new project. Or at least a reason

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April Challenge

Spring is in the air, and after more than 2 years of working on said novel and writing only a handful of short stories in that time, I’ve been itching lately for a new project. Or at least a reason

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A Falling Whale

I’ve noticed a strange reoccurring motif in my writing: animals.  For some reason, exotic animals always seem to slip into my stories.  I don’t know why. Not that this story focuses around animals or anything, actually, there are no real

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A Falling Whale

I’ve noticed a strange reoccurring motif in my writing: animals.  For some reason, exotic animals always seem to slip into my stories.  I don’t know why. Not that this story focuses around animals or anything, actually, there are no real

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The Dead Pet Shop

Here’s a story I recently finished.  I read part of it at our MFA program’s 20th anniversary bash at the San Diego Museum of Art.  Never read in an art hall before.  Very echoey.  Anyhow, I hope to send this

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The Dead Pet Shop

Here’s a story I recently finished.  I read part of it at our MFA program’s 20th anniversary bash at the San Diego Museum of Art.  Never read in an art hall before.  Very echoey.  Anyhow, I hope to send this

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What I’ve been up to

I can’t say I’ve been idle lately. I’ve been working feverishly on my novel, which I’ve considered posting here but haven’t had the guts to do. It’s nowhere near polished. But I’ve been up to other things as well, I

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What I’ve been up to

I can’t say I’ve been idle lately. I’ve been working feverishly on my novel, which I’ve considered posting here but haven’t had the guts to do. It’s nowhere near polished. But I’ve been up to other things as well, I

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Another not fiction post

It’s been quite a busy semester for me, one fraught with peril, suspense, danger, and the occasional compulsory laundry duty. The bulk of my sweat and tears have been going into starting up an organization on campus called The Writers

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Another not fiction post

It’s been quite a busy semester for me, one fraught with peril, suspense, danger, and the occasional compulsory laundry duty. The bulk of my sweat and tears have been going into starting up an organization on campus called The Writers

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Virgil was still the frog boy…

This story isn’t exactly a story, it’s an exercise that I completed for a class this semester. The stipulation of the exercise was this: somewhere in the story, you have to say “Virgil was still the frog boy.” We got

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Virgil was still the frog boy…

This story isn’t exactly a story, it’s an exercise that I completed for a class this semester. The stipulation of the exercise was this: somewhere in the story, you have to say “Virgil was still the frog boy.” We got

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The Cake Man

(This is a revamped version of the story by the same name that I posted a few months ago. Feel free to leave comments and feedback.)   I pull the wrinkled paper from my back pocket and unfold it.  Alvis

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The Cake Man

(This is a revamped version of the story by the same name that I posted a few months ago. Feel free to leave comments and feedback.)   I pull the wrinkled paper from my back pocket and unfold it.  Alvis

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Big Bang Daisy

          There is a region on the Atlantic coast of France where salt water daily sweeps in and back out again with the tidal pull. A small castle sits atop the hazy hill in the distance.

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Big Bang Daisy

          There is a region on the Atlantic coast of France where salt water daily sweeps in and back out again with the tidal pull. A small castle sits atop the hazy hill in the distance.

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