Tag Archives: fiction

And So the Manuscript Begins

If you didn’t already know, I had my second public fiction reading on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the University of Baltimore. This performance consisted of one (very) short story and parts of two longer ones from my thesis-in-progress. Since then, so far I’ve managed to do a little reading (in my head) but haven’t […]

Carver’s ‘Cathedral’: Once More with Context

(NOTE: I originally posted this as a review of Carver’s book on Goodreads. I’ve since edited it to have it make more sense outside of Goodreads.) I just read Raymond Carver’s short story collection Cathedral. I’m still processing it; I think I liked it 4 stars’ worth. And if I didn’t already own it, I’d […]

1.25

In May 2013, I will graduate with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore (U.B.). That means I have just over a year (1.25 of a year) to do the following and to take stock of my life and my career: revise any pre-2012 stories that I have written […]

The Object of My Prepositions: A Search for Prince Charming

**Assuming lone essays can have dedications, this one is partially for the creators and crew of ABC’s Once Upon a Time but mostly for Justin. Ich liebe dich—immer, ständig. ** In my Indiana childhood, on the edge of the Bible Belt, I invoked a constant, subconscious, and, for some, immoral vigil—always on the lookout for […]

Since I Last Blogged

Since I last blogged, the world lost a chief inventor. Steve Jobs died a legend, for better or worse. I’ll go with better. Because since I last blogged, the emergency alert system at Virginia Tech rang out for the second time in four months; gunfire rang out for the second time in four years. Thirty-five […]

First Reading, Website Update, Etc.

I’m doing my first public reading next month! More details coming soon. In other news, I hope to have my new website up and running in the next couple of weeks. I’m doing it in my spare time, and I’ve run into a couple of glitches because I’m doing it without tables or frames and […]