Crunch Time…

Things are getting very interesting around these parts. I am at the beginning of the end. Or a better phrasing may be to say, I have just begun the final level for this particular iteration of the game. It's the fourth quarter, we've entered the final stretch. For the past year and a half I have been... Continue Reading →

Pure Water Theory

I read a lot of books on writing and watch a lot of videos that give writing advice and at times, I think it is easy to get caught up in all of the technical aspects or writing. Plot and sub-plot, tropes, clichés originality, round vs flat characters, not to mention crafting an active protagonist, as... Continue Reading →

The Wondrous Boat Ride

There's no Earthly way of knowing, Which direction we are going, There's no knowing where we are rowing, Or which way the rivers flowing, Is it raining, is it snowing,  Is a hurricane a-blowing Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing, Are the fires of hell a-glowing  Is the... Continue Reading →

Street’s Disciple

When I was 15 I discovered the music of the rapper Nas and my life changed. I use to be a rapper myself... but that was a long time ago. Like, in high school. I wasn't a rapper for very long though, I mean relatively speaking, if we are looking at my life over the larger scope of time,... Continue Reading →

Justice

We stood in an extremely long line that now lay behind me and seemed to trail off into forever. The line lead into a large open room with high ceilings similar to a gymnasium, or perhaps an airplane hangar, it is hard to say which. The air hung heavy with the smell of heat and... Continue Reading →

My Ambitions as a Writer

Stay diligent. Stay focused. Do not succumb to self pity or doubt. That nagging feeling in the back of your mind, the one that whispers to you "Give up." The one that so plainly points out the irrationality of your actions. The one so adamant to convince you that, you are merely wasting time you... Continue Reading →

The Great Turtle Spirit

When I was growing up I was in love with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I loved the toys, I loved the cartoon, I loved the movies. So needless to say once I had a son, I wasted no time in reliving my childhood by brainwashing him into joining my twisted little turtle cult. Coincidentally,... Continue Reading →

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