From My Mouth

Why Are My Stories So Dark?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91HpJWNTYHo I've been asked this question occasionally and I thought it might be an interesting one to finally tackle. There are multiple answers, the first two being: I generally like dark fiction.One of my favorite authors and influences is Edgar Allan Poe. BUT. There's a bit more to it than that. I've gone through some… Continue reading Why Are My Stories So Dark?

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Coping: Life After My Mother Has Passed

This past Thursday (October 18, 2018) my mother passed away after a three-month battle with leukemia. When I got the call from my father I fell into a strange sort of catharsis, the kind that consists of a) sadness over the loss of my mother and b) the emotional release brought by knowing that she… Continue reading Coping: Life After My Mother Has Passed

From My Mouth · Writing

One Year Later: Reflecting on Snobbery, Ignorance, & the Perversion of Writing

Last year I wrote a post detailing my early years as a writer and the sense of entitlement I illogically and undeservedly harbored. A lot has happened since then and I felt it not exactly necessary but perhaps semi-cathartic to write something functioning as a reflection on and an addendum to the original post. A… Continue reading One Year Later: Reflecting on Snobbery, Ignorance, & the Perversion of Writing

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On Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

The following are my current opinions regarding HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD after having seen it performed live on Broadway, as well as my initial reaction after having read the script two years ago. So. I was in New York about a week ago to visit family and wander aimlessly around the city, as… Continue reading On Harry Potter & the Cursed Child