How To: Night Shift Survival 

So, you’ve decided to cross over to the dark side? Welcome, regardless of whether you’re here willingly or not, you’ll need some help. Here are three basic concepts to overcoming the night shift. Source: me, a professional sleeper, approx 1.5 years on the 11pm to 7am. 1) Pick a sleep schedule and STICK TO IT. […]

Daily Prompt: The Chicken Trial

via Daily Prompt: Opaque   “What the hell are we going to do?!” I asked my attorney. “Let me think,” He pressed the tip of his thumb against his teeth, starring down at the scattered papers on his desk. After a few moments, without looking at me, he said, “I think you should plead guilty”. “But […]

10 Things To Smile About

After finishing S-Town [again] & my daily world news fix, I began to wonder. Its probably not that things are worse than at any point in history, but with so much information, and such widespread communication, it seems those of us that are trying to stay relevant & educated about the world may be over-dosing […]

A Love Letter To Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Dear Mr. Yevtushenko, You’re words slipped endlessly into parts of my soul I’d never known, I will never recover from the shivers your words set in my heart. The complete assuredness of your death is obscured only by the lives your words will bear through time. Between your first and last breath, you carried the words […]

Writing Prompt: The Falling Man 

Shout out to a certain Nicole in the northern hemisphere who sent me this writing prompt from reddit & for all of her encouragement ❤ “A watched pot never boils”, as the old saying goes. Throughout all of history there has always been at least one set of eyes on the ocean. Today, for a […]

Writing Prompt: Wizard of Not Oz 

A writing prompt I saw on either Tumblr or Twitter some time ago:  Turn a classic kids story into a horror without adding / removing characters or changing components of that universe.   “Thank you, thank you! Oh how can I thank you?” Asked the Tin Man “You don’t need to thank us! I’m Dorothy, […]