Love Thy Neighborhood Book Store

Check out this awesome interview The Girl in the Tiny Hat did for Book Culture on the Upper West Side with Annette Akers! Book Culture is a wonderful independent book store with three locations in the city. They give you the love, attention, and books that you so desire! Support is what makes small businesses…

Lookin’ Fresh

In West Philadelphia, born and raised… Just kidding. But for reals, come to my site and check out my new layout! It’s awesome, and well over do. The posts are set up in a unique way, but I kind of like it. I’ve always wanted the “Read More” feature to be an option so you…

Endless Editing Summer

It’s time. It has finally happened. I have real days off!!! I’ve finished my initial school goal, and my days off are no longer spent in classes from early AM to late PM. At this point, I have been in classes so long that I was a little at sea with what to do with…

So This Happened

My first appreciation. It’s not a win or a publication, but it’s the only recognition I’ve ever received for my writing, so I am overjoyed! If you would like to read the story I submitted, click on the Short Stories tab. Much love!

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I’ve been in a serious cleaning kick since last semester ended. I’m sure everyone gets to that moment when they feel like they have too much shit cluttering every piece of space in their room/apartment. I’ve thrown out clothes, old electronics, and–here’s the kicker, my peeps–I’ve decided to throw out my old writing journals from…

Bi-Weekly Book Recommendation: Short Stories Pt 2

I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen This story is basically autobiographical. Olsen added a few things here and there that don’t line up with her life, but the overall tale mimics the issues she endured with her eldest daughter. Told in first-person narrative, the story begins with the mother explaining that she can no longer…

My Sabbatical

Hello all! I don’t know if you can tell, but I’ve run out of Bi-Weekly Book Recommendations! Well, run out of the ones I had stored. This semester has been on a whole other level compared to my first one. I’ve been stretched too thin! Recommendations and a couple of short stories are coming your…

Many Thanks

Thank you to everyone who read ‘Gorilla-Man: A Memorandum.” I’m kind of obsessed with Bigfoot documentaries, if you can’t tell. They are how I spend my Friday nights. It can get wild. So I guess what I am trying to say is…I have no idea where I came up with the idea for the story. Haha,…

Gorilla-Man: A Memorandum Part 4

Once all the tears had subsided, he pulled out a rectangle from his bag that opened like a book, but sat up sideways. I glanced from the books and sci-fi magazines occupying every inch of wall in the cabin, back to the open thing on the desk in an attempt to identify the object. “It’s…

Gorilla-Man: A Memorandum Part 3

I was no longer alone. No matter how long it took Phil to return to the cabin, I knew he would be back. In between visits, on days when I had excessive energy, I would explore the forest of my childhood. Stalking through the trees, I’d watch birds flutter as they chirped their songs, the…

Gorilla-Man: A Memorandum Part 2

Sick to my stomach from berries and leaves, I ventured to a stream not large enough to carry me away in the current, but big enough to have copious amounts of fish. While splashing around in the icy water, attempting to grab a slippery fish, I was suddenly startled by a loud gasp. The noise…

Gorilla-Man: A Memorandum Part 1

It is time the world knew the truth about me. I have been called by many names: skoomcoom, ts’emekwes, stiyaha, Yeti, Sasquatch, and to my great annoyance, Bigfoot. The obvious thing to assume is that a large creature, such as myself, will need properly sized feet to stably balance my body weight. But I digress….