Tales from a Shot Glass-Part Four

**Author’s Note-Check out parts one, two, and three from the previous weeks to catch up if you haven’t yet. Thank you everyone, for staying tuned throughout this essay. I hope you enjoy the conclusion!** “I must have been somewhere in my early teens when I was confined to my bed with the worst intestinal painsContinue reading “Tales from a Shot Glass-Part Four”

Tales from a Shot Glass-Part 3

**Author’s Note-Check out parts one and two to catch up if you haven’t already. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy!** March 27, 2014, two weeks before freshman year would end, I sat in my doctor’s office waiting for her diagnosis. I felt like death warmed over. I’d been exhausted all week, but withContinue reading “Tales from a Shot Glass-Part 3”

Tales from a Shot Glass-Part 2

**Author’s note– If you’re just tuning in, check out “Tales from a Shot Glass” Part 1 from last week before reading this week’s post. Enjoy!** I envy how easy it is for Dad to tell this story. The words flow smoothly from his chapped lips. He paints immense pictures with minimal effort. If I couldContinue reading “Tales from a Shot Glass-Part 2”

Tales from a Shot Glass-Part One

**Author’s Note–I wrote this during my Creative Non-fiction class in my freshman year of college, so about four years ago. Over the next few weeks I’ll post more of this non-fiction essay. It’s important to remember as you read, that the events written may not be exact since I wrote from memory and used aContinue reading “Tales from a Shot Glass-Part One”

My silver lining during Covid-19

The year 2020 has been full of surprises, most of them not too pleasant. The biggest one probably being Covid-19. Thanks to this virus, and the poor response time the U.S. had during the first few months of the virus, I’ve been very anxious. For many days during quarantine, I couldn’t do anything besides scrollContinue reading “My silver lining during Covid-19”

Character Building Exercise Continued

Later that night, Thanatos sat in Apollo’s house. Apollo tolerated Thanatos more than the other gods did. Apollo understood that in order for a world to be completely balanced, it must have a source of life and a source of death. He also knew that Thanatos cared more for peace than chaos, so Apollo was friendlyContinue reading “Character Building Exercise Continued”

Character Building Exploration

**Author’s Note – I wrote this to help myself explore these two characters and their back stories. This beginning part of Thanatos’ story happens about sixteen years before the series Warriors of Greecium takes place. Hope you enjoy this unedited sneak peak. ** Thanatos was sitting in a cushioned rocking chair, and a chubby blackContinue reading “Character Building Exploration”

Voices of A Family

Nights left alone, whispered screams reaching through walls to young ears. Mother, eyes glued to screens, body morphed to cushion. A sharp tongue cuts at the little voice tugging on soft sleeves. Father, beer cans, whiskey bottles white knuckled. Cigarette in one corner, joint in the other. Ravings of madman answer the little voice atContinue reading “Voices of A Family”