a man for carrie

Carrie stood in front of the police station with her hands in her pockets, sweating slightly in the Carolina sun but trying to ignore it because she liked the jacket she was wearing and it brought out her eyes or at least she thought that was something the young pretty girls would say about theirContinue reading “a man for carrie”

Chapter 1 of What It Takes to Lose

Here is the first chapter of my novel, What It Takes to Lose. It’s been edited a million times and still needs to be edited about a million more. But I finally like it enough to start sharing it a little- hopefully one day it’ll be in a physical book. Chapter 1 Ana is neverContinue reading “Chapter 1 of What It Takes to Lose”

On track spikes and dads

1. The winter before track started my junior year of high school, Nike came out with a new pair of spikes made specifically for the long and triple jump. These were my signature events, and I wanted those spikes more than I had ever wanted anything in my entire life. I prepared the argument IContinue reading “On track spikes and dads”

Excerpt from “The Dreamers”

I want to be a dreamer because sometimes when I wish on dandelions I don’t blow every seed off with one breath and sometimes when I smile it’s because I have to and sometimes when I see a rainbow I’m still mad that it rained and sometimes I whisper to the wind as it kissesContinue reading “Excerpt from “The Dreamers””