During a trip to Las Vegas, two friends come across two girls in the wee hours of the morning.
The Avondale tracks and freight yard, with surrounding factories and warehouses were our wilderness, our playground, our clubhouse, our retreat from the world, our place to brag boldly and dream big.
J Maynard Quimby
Porch Swings In Glory is an essay exploring the author's memories of an Ozarks childhood with his grandparents and their neighbors.
This is not a horror story. It's actually a sweet story. Inspired by recent essay submissions, and by Brooke's mention in Rolling Stone, I decided to revisit and finish an essay started years ago.
mark william mills
A son who puts his dad on a pedestal deals with abandonment and suicide. Years later, someone lost comes up who can make it all right. Only but that takes a two-person lift.
Chapter One. Augusten Burroughs meets Chuck Klosterman meets Charles Bukowski meets Spalding Gray.
This is how it all starts, my rationale for literary evisceration. Sometimes it hurts more to keep it in.
Excerpt from a memoir detailing the train-wreck that was my childhood. My goal here is to win publication in literary journals. It encompasses my life up to age seven. Pass slowly, be sure to gawk.
Having been drafted, boy struggles with military life.
If love is unattainable, what's so terrible about prostitution?
A hitchhiker gets a ride, and becomes involved with the man who picked her up.
A Dutch immigrant, Tessa, looks back on her very first visit to the U.S.
I've been working on a new blurb and two author biogs to go with my first self published novel, Shadow's Talent. If you want quick review points, I need some thoughts, and edits if you're willing.
2005-2015: A condensed history of my music recording career.
I wrote this after speaking to a guy on an online dating site who described himself as a "bitter boy". That statement definitely triggered me and got me thinking about past and future choices.
There's a guy in my Sociology class with a scar on his face...
Rudolf Marcell ...
This piece of writing, set in the UK, 1995, is a semi-biographical short story that grew out of the homework assignment in Chuck's 'Establishing Your Authority' article. It's all 'heart' method!
A story about a young boy and the rise and fall of his artistic career.
Joe Dolan 1939-2007, an Irish singer. This story is about emigrants processing the news of his death.
This story is set in an Irish school in the early 1990s. A child has an accident and his teacher and class react to it.
The introduction to a story about the rise and fall of a supermarket assistant, in which the protagonist comically details the predicament of his employment status.
I started a photography magazine, this is the start of my first publishers letter.
In 2002 I spent six weeks in pre-trial custody at my local lock up. This is what happened.
A tale of one man's inner monologue speaking out against its prat owner. Semi-autobiographical, too ashamed to say which half.
This the opening of a short story/novel. It is about 900 words.