I love writing competitions. I don't always love the genres I get assigned. But I'm learning to appreciate what they can teach me.
It was 11pm on the last day of September, cold black sky flecked with stars overhead. The fire crackled and snapped, sending smoke dancing through camp as Sarah, Stef, and I made dinner. It had been a long day of hiking and exploring Tahquamenon Falls and Pictured Rocks, and we were all exhausted, but happy. We had driven … Continue reading The Reason Hot Dogs Taste So Good
This morning, I'm standing on the shore of Lake Superior, eyes watering in the cold wind driving off the water. It's minutes before dawn, and my two friends and I shiver in our hooded sweatshirts, wishing we had brought gloves, but transfixed by the beauty before us. The eastern horizon glows warm gold behind a … Continue reading “You’re an author–do something!”
My reflection on finishing Deep Space Nine.
Analysis of photos as story. Plus some epic Greek poetry references.