the runner

with rapid, vacant blasts the runner moves, the landscape zooming by, b-roll footage in panoramic peripheral, with no end goal, no finish line, just raw, pure movement...movement...movement...movement...movement...just...keep moving...just...keep...moving...muscles...pounding...pavement...movement...movement...just keep moving...brain switches off...don't think...don't think...don't think... just move...just move...just move...and the muscles are independent now, soulless, dead, movement...until it is not. The runner collapses in a... Continue Reading →

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Novel Prequel Scene

***This is a scene from the novel, set about ten years before the book begins. Ethan is a spoiled 17 year old who spent his whole life in Paris. Then, his mother died, and he had to move to rural Virginia with his estranged grandparents. In this scene, he is supposed to fly back to... Continue Reading →

Hurry Up and Wait

Today I had a publisher interested in my manuscript. You know, that one novel I wrote once upon a time. I had sent it to every major agent in the business, and received a resounding chorus of, "It's definitely good, but not excellent." To which, I inwardly responded with, "Isn't that a better state than... Continue Reading →

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