He Knows My Name

I’m the third born (out of eight) in my family, but I’m a quintessential middle child. 😉 I like to tell people that the first time I introduced myself to a stranger was when I was fifteen. It could have happened before that, but this time was the first successful and not extremely mentally painful … More He Knows My Name

Short Story: Lanterns

I wrote this story for my creative writing class last fall. It was a little outside of my usual writing style, but I enjoyed writing it. So, I present to you, this dystopian allegory “Lanterns”. Day or night, the City was always alive. Never silent, never still. A long stream of hunched people snaked away … More Short Story: Lanterns

Hardwired for Hope

I skimmed the second book in a series the other day. The story was a fascinating concept and well-plotted with a rich cast of characters despite the negative content. Good enough to skim. Skip a few pages here and there. But when I closed the book, I discovered one more fatal flaw. There was no hope. … More Hardwired for Hope