Short Stories

Nine Lives.

Today I am Samantha, and it is my twenty-first birthday. Well, according to this ID and credit card that’s my life. I go down to Denny’s for a free breakfast. The waiter asks to see my ID because he swears up and down that he saw me in here last week. Last week I was… Continue reading Nine Lives.

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Short Stories

For Grandma.

My grandma dropped out of school in the second grade. Things were different back then. But one day, when women finally began to gain rights and when my grandmother finally began to gain the courage to unlock the chains that pulled her down from liberation my grandmother decided to take the GED test. I had… Continue reading For Grandma.

Short Stories

Heavy Metal.

My day started with a gun. I didn’t know where it came from, what it was doing on top of my backpack, or why I needed it. But, there was a message etched into its cold, black, side in peeling white-out, maybe from all the sweaty and anxious palms that have caressed it, that said… Continue reading Heavy Metal.

Short Stories

Live Inside the Prison with Mad Max.

My name is Maxwell Smith, age 40, white male. But call me Max. Whatever you do, do not call me Mad Max or Mental Max like the rest of the world. When you write about me and cite me, call me Max. Just Max. The Warden took this hour for the interview out of my… Continue reading Live Inside the Prison with Mad Max.

Short Stories

Gorilla War

I was only able to grab one thing from my apartment before it’s swallowed up by a starving hole in the ground. Of course as soon as my boyfriend and I are on the brink of everything we talked about during college, the world is crashing and burning. I had dreams we would get married,… Continue reading Gorilla War

Journalism

USF:Change the Weight from Here

(Based on a FICTIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE CONDUCTED IN CLASS) USF undergraduate students, be prepared to lose twenty-five pounds by graduation with a new physical activity program that USF’s Director of Fitness and Physical Activity, Michael Koppy, is enforcing for all USF students. “Who’s ready to drop, give me ten, and follow me on a jog… Continue reading USF:Change the Weight from Here

Lists, My Opinions

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

These are a hundred books that I love and that I feel you MUST read (in my opinion). It is a very diverse selection of books. They are also in no particular order.     1. Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained- John Milton This is an epic poem, but it is considered a book often. It is… Continue reading 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

Memory Lane, Short Stories

Dogs Really Party (Fourth Grade Me)

When I saw the trailer for the Secret Life of Pets, it took me on a train down memory lane. I had started to think about a similar type of story I wrote in fourth grade. I dug through my parents box of our accomplishments and school stuff and I finally found the story i thought… Continue reading Dogs Really Party (Fourth Grade Me)

Short Stories

Confessions of a Catholic.

You don't think about the future until you are forced to live in it. You speed through four years of college, and then your future is standing there at the finish line pinching you to let you know it's real and it's ready for you. My name is Anaya. It is African, and it means… Continue reading Confessions of a Catholic.

Book Excerpts

Off the Grid (Snippet Three)

“The ambulance is on its way dad. Please wake up!” I cry still shaking his body getting no response. I turn him over on his back and try to perform CPR. Luckily the paramedics burst into the room and take over. I turn around and frantically dig into his nightstand to get his documents to… Continue reading Off the Grid (Snippet Three)