Category Archives: creative writing
This piece of mine that is in my ebook Goodbye Drinks was put on Thought Catalog last week.
my mother texts me to say it is snowing and i close the text message and don’t look outside
i fold a paper crane out of a small square of blue paper with my eyes closed and put it in a jar with other paper cranes of different colors
there is some money in the jar too
my friend sends me an email and i read it and cry a little and decide to wait till tomorrow to reply
am i in proximity to someone who is also sitting in bed listening to the weakerthans, and if so, how do i find them?
i should wash this sweater, just the sleeves, bits of my face are in it
some people cut themselves to have control over something; i just clean my room
originally posted right here.
I wrote a short story titled ‘Black Mold’ that was published in Shabby Doll House Issue 7. Lucy K. Shaw provided the artwork for my story.
Lucy K. Shaw is the editor of SDH.
Lucy K. Shaw is wonderful.
Lucy K. Shaw is lovely.
Lucy K. Shaw is incomparable.
5 haiku for people I loved before the end of the world.
We loved, then dissolved.
It took us a decade, but
we’re right back to us.
You tell everyone
I was the one who killed us.
Please leave me alone.
I hope you’re happy.
I’m still thinking about you.
It’s funny, really.
I wish Chicago
was not twelve hours away.
We could have been great.
I still feel eighteen
when I fall asleep with you.
We should stay like this.
I wrote this poem before the apocalypse that never came (i’m here, i’m still here). beach sloth reviewed it, which you can read here.
Last week I released the first issue of a project I have been working on called Parlor.
Parlor Issue 1 is an online collection of 4 poems by 8 writers. Writers were paired up and asked to write a poem based off of a title prompt without knowing who their partner was.
Exquisite corpse art was invented in the 1920s by the Surrealists as a parlor game. The first player would write on a sheet of paper, fold it over to conceal part of their piece, and hand the paper to the next player. The players would only find out what the other players wrote when the poem was finished.
After a bit of thorough Gmail correspondence with myself being the middlewoman between partners as they wrote their parts, the poems are now finished and published.
Tags: beach sloth, carolyn decarlo, collaboration, dj berndt, exquisite corpse, heiko julien, lucy k. shaw, matther baker thompson, mira gonzalez, parlor, parlor mag, russ woods, stephen michael mcdowell
here is my second round of ‘index card poems’ (round 1 found here). these are being mailed out from baltimore this weekend to some internet friends who i hope will enjoy them.
I responded to a tweet that natalie posted today and she responded back and then i responded and then she responded and then i responded and this is what we created.
I wrote 7 poems and made a series of ‘index card poems’ for real life/internet friends and dropped them in the post this morning. they are currently on their way to far away lands like Chicago, Brooklyn, and California.