A month later, I think I have to call November a success. I managed to get the digital version of my debut fiction collection out on time and I even sold some copies. After that, I sacrificed some writing time and spent the month applying to jobs so that I can get my financial situation in order. I managed to find full-time employment as of a few days ago; now I just have to make it through the next few weeks to start working and get my first paycheck. Once I’m stabilized, I plan to get the print version of my fiction collection, Crushes, ready for publication. Once it’s printed, I’ll carry it around with me all the time throughout Louisville coffee shops and bars and use it to show cute guys that I’m an author and find a boyfriend.Continue reading “The Print Version of Crushes”
“Light’s out.” Jonathan pointed to the star atop the Christmas tree.
“Don’t say anything about it. Not even when we put up the decorations,” I said. He put his finger down before Aunt Sherry carried a cardboard box up out of the basement. She looked me up and down and then set the box at her feet. She held her arms out as I walked over. Her hug was silent. The little nutcrackers and angels stared up at me from between the holes in the green tape. We stood until she pushed me away with her hands on my shoulders. Half her upper lip didn’t move when she smiled. I rolled my arm backwards to Jonathan and cranked it towards Aunt Sherry. Jonathan came forward, pulled his eyes up, and stretched his lips across his face. She looked at the bag in his left hand. He pulled out a bottle of Four Roses and a block of Brie cheese.Continue reading “Meeting”
This week I’m stepping it up a notch in the dating department. I’m on week three of my last haircut, which makes my hair in that optimal state where it’s long enough to be ga-ga-ga-gorgeous and short enough for me to be cute. Depending on my book sales, I may not be able to get a haircut for a while. This is my optimal boyfriend-getting time. Of course, I’m also busy with my blog and my writing. I need a list.Continue reading “11 Things I’m Doing This Week While Looking For A Boyfriend”
Jerry sat next to Dennis his second day, but just rocked in his plastic blue chair and stared at the triangle on the dry erase board for the eight minutes before the bell. Dennis’s hands were callused and his nails were too short. Jerry was disappointed in his own hands’ lack of character. He asked Dennis if it was okay to sit there. Dennis said he didn’t blame him.Continue reading “Hypotenuse”
Well, it’s been a long time coming. What started out as a collection of 15 short stories that I’ve written over the last 3 years has been condensed down into 9 stories. These 9 stories and I have gone through a lot together. From our financially tight semesters at the University of Louisville campus to our current failing-at-Grindr-dating days in our Downtown apartment, these are the stories that I stuck with and refused to give up on.Continue reading “Crushes Is Ready”
I spill the popcorn after complaining about Berry spilling it last time, which is what I get, he says. I spend too long outside in the hall talking to a man in joggers with a ring on his right ring … Continue reading Runner