[Insert Pinocchio voice here] “I’m a real boy!”

Well folks, as of today, I am a published writer! The lovely folks over at Burningword Literary Journal have seen fit to give two of my poems a home in their July 1 issue. I literally squealed when I opened the email. Part of my excitement comes from the fact that these two poems areContinue reading “[Insert Pinocchio voice here] “I’m a real boy!””

Poem: I Haven’t Slept in Days

I wrote this poem a few months ago and I don’t know what to do with it. So I will leave it here for now. I HAVEN’T SLEPT IN DAYS It is the kind of winter where hands bleed from proximity to the radiator, positioned at ten and two as the midnight drive persists. ItContinue reading “Poem: I Haven’t Slept in Days”

Story of the Week #6 — “With Human” by Carol Guess and Kelly Magee

Apparently I’m on a pregnancy/babies kick the past couple of weeks. I read this a while ago and just remembered that I wanted to talk about it. My friend pippicannotread over at tumblr posted it saying that one of these lovely ladies was a professor of hers in her undergrad. Read the story here. MyContinue reading “Story of the Week #6 — “With Human” by Carol Guess and Kelly Magee”

Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics”

Wrote up a short story for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “home.” Greyhound Genetics My old man suffers from an acute case of wanderlust. We’d never stayed in one place for more than four years at a time before building our own home and “settling down.” That was eightContinue reading “Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics””

Story of the Week #5 — “A Sunday Brunch in Amber” by Kelly Ann Kiehl

I want to apologize to my readers for the long absence. A summer malaise seems to have latched onto me and is only gradually starting to abate. I keep telling myself that it’s because I needed a break after school let out, but a tiny voice in the back of my head knows that thatContinue reading “Story of the Week #5 — “A Sunday Brunch in Amber” by Kelly Ann Kiehl”

Literature + Face Waterfalls = Liz Loves to Read Again

I finally jumped on the John Green bandwagon (it seems everyone else was already on) and read The Fault in Our Stars. It indeed was as good as all the bandwagoners say it is, but of course my saying that isn’t really adding to the literary discussion of this text. It’s just a fact. Something amazingContinue reading “Literature + Face Waterfalls = Liz Loves to Read Again”

Farewell to The Wheel of Time

I’m finally reading A Memory of Light, the fourteenth and final installment of Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. The first book was published in February of 1990 (which is, consequently, the month I was born), and the last in January of 2013. These books have been iconic, lovely, masterful, and above all unrivaled inContinue reading “Farewell to The Wheel of Time”

Story of the Week #4 — “The Souls of Alligators” by Robert Kloss

I found this story while browsing the website of Corium Magazine, an online magazine that “publishes stories and poems with substance and connection. Words that touch on nerves and stay. Make us feel something.” Robert Kloss’s “The Souls of Alligators” definitely lingers beneath the surface of the mind. I had to read it several timesContinue reading “Story of the Week #4 — “The Souls of Alligators” by Robert Kloss”

Story of the Week #3 — “You Are The City” by Wei He

I was browsing the website of a journal that I recently submitted to, Spry Literary Magazine, and met with a surprise—I found a story written by one of my classmates at Miami! Wei He is a fiction writer from China that is graduating this year with a master’s degree in English/Creative Writing, and I haveContinue reading “Story of the Week #3 — “You Are The City” by Wei He”