The Unseen

The red pooled on the pavement leaving a Jackson Pollak in the contours and cracks as I walked, various hues of color forming as it mixed with the dirt and debris. People watched, spectators to a blood sport, walking wide around the river I left in the shade of the elevated rail. Cars slowed onContinue reading “The Unseen”

Kickin’ it at 36

Mortality is an interesting thing and if COVID has taught us anything, it is that it should be valued. Today marked my 36th birthday and, while it was a time to reflect on being another year older with my professional dreams not yet achieved, it also opened up the world of possibilities before me. I’mContinue reading “Kickin’ it at 36”

Four Beats

My son giggled as he sailed down the slide, hands high in the air, fingers reaching for the clouds. He shrieked with joy when he landed in his sister’s arms at the bottom, twins enjoying a beautiful Spring day. Lub, dub Our glasses clinked before we took a long swig of our wine, freshly retrievedContinue reading “Four Beats”

Deception of Time

The dripping of water. The buzzing of the lights. Breaths, in and out, an unending constant. I’ve lost track of the days, never seeing the light, that of the sun that is as the artificial ones over head never cease.  When I first moved into this room I tried to keep track, jotting down eachContinue reading “Deception of Time”

Writing & Community

Writing feels like a solitary endeavor and often it is. Hours and hours sitting behind a keyboard or putting the pen to the page, whisking yourself away to worlds your mind creates or, on those occasions, starring at the page waiting for the thoughts to come. Regardless, you are usually alone. It’s odd isn’t it?Continue reading “Writing & Community”

‘Slight’ of Hand

“I can’t bloody believe this Quinn…” David kept fluttering his fingers, his hands clammy as he paced in the room. Water seeped in from the ceiling in the corner, the smell of mildew thick on the air as the incessant drip, drip, drip echoed like a distant drummer. Their whole lives, they’d lived like this. A trailer,Continue reading “‘Slight’ of Hand”

I’ve been busy!

It has been almost 10 days since my last post! How the time flies, huh? In that time I’ve been diligently working on short story submissions, my short story collection for publication, and the revision of my novel manuscript. It’s hard word but the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done. I’m creating, it is soContinue reading “I’ve been busy!”

Excerpt of “Lazarus”

I have been working the last week on wrapping up my short story ‘Lazarus’ which is the final piece in my short story collection before editing. It has been a rewarding project, acting as a counterweight to my main novel project and giving me an outlet when I need to check my brain out onContinue reading “Excerpt of “Lazarus””

Books, Books, and More Books 📚

This is likely one of my more aimless blog posts, but as I was doing some writing earlier I decided I needed a break. So per usual, I grabbed a book and plunged into somebody else’s story. Well for a short time that is. Then I stopped and considered other titles on my to-read-list. NeedlessContinue reading “Books, Books, and More Books 📚”

The Artist’s Challenge

If you are like me, you likely have a full time job to pay the bills as you struggle to build in time to work on your art as well as juggle family and real life. It is daunting and challenging but also rewarding. The day I can become a full time writer, I willContinue reading “The Artist’s Challenge”