Category Archives: Creative Non-fiction

The Hither and Thither of Friends

The world is a strange place. People ebb and flow from you life with an almost unnatural fluidity. I say unnatural only because it is unwanted, as really there is little else more natural in all of existence. You find … Continue reading

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A Man and His Dogs

There was a man who used to walk his two dogs in the neighborhood where I grew up. He had long, almost pill-shaped head, his hair having vacated the most of his head in the comparably favorable realm of only … Continue reading

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The Truth of It

I don’t have hobbies, I have loathings. Pieces of myself I chew on when no one’s looking. Ideas, failures, habits, all bitter, all nursed against the pressure of my tongue. I don’t kill them, I can’t. I tried. Tried nailing … Continue reading

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A Festival of Dead Souls

And just like that, the spark is gone. The wake of its presence only momentary sketches, echos of a genius that felt itself slipping into the rapture-less bit of self-loathing madness. “Better to remembered as before, not as it is … Continue reading

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Caustic Little Fairytales

We grew up with them, we all did. These caustic little fairytales. The idea that life, love, and happiness were not only possible, but perfect. That every piece of misery was only a building block to something better. Like a … Continue reading

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Book Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

After reading The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson jumped up on my reading list. He had been drunkenly thrown at me some Christmas party 2 or 3 years ago (It was either the one where I was asked how … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Those You Once Briefly Loved

Dear Pizza Hut, I don’t know what happened, nor do I remember when. But these pleas for attention have to stop “2 mediums for $7.99”, “Free Breadsticks with survey!”. It’s all sad. Look what we had, when we had it, … Continue reading

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