Change!

This story of mine was published earlier this year with The Junction, a Medium publication. It ended up getting very little exposure and was one of my last times to publish on that platform. Medium was an interesting experiment in the democratizing of publishing, for a while. Then, it seemed to become like every other algorithm-driven story platform where controversy, prolific posting, and glomming onto trends became the only means to achieve visibility. I'm terrible at all that. And as this story shows, following trends of any kind might not always be the best policy...

Safe and Familiar isn’t an Option

In less than one week, the world will end. Off in the backcountry and hidden along forest roads, even I can't shake the building tension. A defeatist atmosphere prevails over the formerly United States of America. The election countdown has become a doomsday clock. As that count winds down, half of the country expects the worst...

Keep Writing and Ignore the Noise

Writing great literature is about writing things that last. Stories that transcend current trends and attitudes. Stories that can inspire a broad group of people regardless their happenstance of birth. Writing like that needs to be recognized. To try and recognize writers who can pull this off, we have a dizzying array of literary awards: … Continue reading Keep Writing and Ignore the Noise