Late Night Friday Bullet Points

It’s Friday night, me and Mrs. Rawson just finished up watching two hours of murder porn (If you’re not in the know, murder porn are shows like Forensic Files, 20/20, Dateline Mysteries, etc., not actual porn where people get murdered in it). Now I’m in the office doing the usual things and kind of excited […]

Pay to Play

As I’ve been submitting my writing, I’ve been, of course, running into pay to submit journals and magazines. I get why a lot of them do it, you have to keep the lights on, the website functional, and pizza for the grad students every once in awhile. But as much as I understand the reasoning […]

Bitching and Complaining About Writing Life

“Anyone who says they love writing probably sucks at it.” – Bob Odenkirk I’m really not one to complain about writing life. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve done my fair share of it both privately and publicly in more than a few columns for LitReactor. But what do I really have to complain about? […]

Birthday Poem (Two Days Late)

It’s time to admit that I am Billy Pilgrim. I feel time is everywhere and nowhere at once. There’s only the immersion Of joy And staring pain and fear, eye-to-eye, on A daily basis. And it never goes away, no matter How much L. Ron’s worshipers tell you to confront it And make it disappear […]

First Drafts: Swan Like

Do we ever celebrate the beauty of a woman’sBack? The rounded, powerful curves of the Shoulder blades? The gentle bumps of herSpine, leading to the softness of the waist, Tapering towards the mystery and trueInspiration? It seems like we pay far more Attention to the curve of a woman’s neck.We say they are swan like, […]

First Drafts: Original Thinking

There is no originality, get that through Your head right now. Your thoughts are Not your own and never have been. Your brain’s six billion years in the making. The clump of electrified flesh floating Around in your skull doesn’t remember Those billions of years, but it feels them, All those shallow steps into the […]

First Drafts: Craig’s List Ride Share

We drive from Maryland-to-California in four days. There was no stopping, only blacktop humming under Four mismatched tires. I felt embarrassed as I packed My six over stuffed boxes of sweaters that I’ll probably never Wear and crusty blue jeans that don’t fit anymore into your car. All your belongings seemed to be stuffed into […]