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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips for Writing

From his collection of short stories, Bagombo Snuff Box: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or … Continue reading

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Shame On Us, a submission for Oral Fixation

Earlier this year, I wrote this piece for Oral Fixation. On March 13th, I read it at The Mac. Five years ago, I moved to San Antonio just after losing my virginity in the Northpark parking garage to a salesclerk … Continue reading

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Love Is In The Air

Valentine’s Day. One day, yet it makes the whole month feel like the month of love. Coincidentally, it also happens to be Black History Month. It’s hard to avoid the overflowing red and pink, heart patterns, and sweets galore. For … Continue reading

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Shame: Part One

There is a non-fiction reading I am submitting to for March. Here is a sample from the story: Studies show that the human body begins the healing process immediately after a wound is opened. Over a series of processes, and … Continue reading

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Where Is My Tidal Wave?

Time is like the shoreline. Tides wash in and wash out. Sometimes, the tide is high and the shoreline drowns and recesses. Sometimes the tide is low and dries out, leaving remnants of everything it collected when the flood came. … Continue reading

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Forward

Origami is fascinating. A skilled man-of-the-fingers takes a square and turns it into a crane or a giraffe. Or a dragon. Each fold is precise, and every one of them has to be exactly right or it ruins the symmetry … Continue reading

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Out Of Focus: Poem Notes

These are just some notes I have for a poem concept that I’ve been simmering on for a several weeks. The sound of the wheel is the only thing that breaks the silence, coasting down the slight hill on my … Continue reading

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