anecdotes, writing about writers

In Memoriam: Zach Doss

I’m devastated and heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of writer Zach Doss. Although we never got to meet in person, I got to know Zach online through his tweets and his writing. We corresponded through email throughout the years, sharing works-in-progress with each other and offering feedback and support. I loved his fabulist fiction with a queer bent…

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memory jars

The 2017 Memory Jar Project

Contents: Ticket stubs for Garbage & Blondie concert Ticket stubs for the Birch Aquarium Ticket stub for Wonder Woman movie Receipts and tickets to see Roxane Gay at Books & Books Anonymous suggestion from my workplace for improving productivity: “Fire [redacted]” Ticket bracelet for Supercon Play die and game card from GameRoom Cross with rainbow pin Animal Crossing “Pelly” keychain…

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retrospectives

2017: The Retrospective

It seems as if this was a year most people would like to erase or do over, much like last year. There was more political turmoil, disappointment and horror caused by the U.S. government, the public outing of sexual harassers (and worse), racist/fascist awfulness, devastating hurricanes, and the crushing feeling of powerlessness. I can see why people are sharing images…

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anecdotes

Take Me Away

I’ve been escaping into alternate worlds. This was my favorite pastime as a child and I’ve missed doing this. Falling down the rabbit hole. I read about these fantasies, dreamt of them, explored their vast landscapes in videogames. I’d watch movies like Return to Oz and become obsessed. I grew up alongside Harry Potter. I wanted to inhabit these worlds…

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anecdotes, updates

Fall Fragments

The cool, dry air pays a visit like an old friend. My skin is glowing but my eyes are tearing. I have a short prose poem in the fall issue of Unbroken Journal. It is ominous, as most writing is these days. Someone asks me, “What do you write?” I freeze. You’d think I’d be able to answer this by…

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