Short Story Writing Hobby: “Before I Wake, 02: Jakob”

Jakob kept his one good eye focused on the naked yellow bulb which hung high above his chair. His breath in the frozen air climbed up like a column of smoke towards the dull orb. The bulb did little to lighten the room, but it beamed hope into Jakob’s heart. Five minutes had passed sinceContinue reading “Short Story Writing Hobby: “Before I Wake, 02: Jakob””

Short Story Writing Hobby: “Before I Wake, 01: Simon”

“It is appointed unto man once to die, and after this the judgment.”But not immediately. Simon Bowfield had been dead for almost eighteen hours by the time he boarded the bus and paid his fare. He nodded at the driver, but said nothing. By now the gasses forming inside his quickly decaying body might easilyContinue reading “Short Story Writing Hobby: “Before I Wake, 01: Simon””

Short Story Writing Hobby: “Before I Wake” Series Introduction

Angels and demons—I know I believe in them, but I’m not entirely certain of the details of those beliefs. The Word of God is clear in some areas, but silent in so many more. This ongoing series of short stories is an exploration of possibilities based on the facts, the many occurrences of demon possessionContinue reading “Short Story Writing Hobby: “Before I Wake” Series Introduction”

Poetry Hobby: “Where I’m From”

You may have heard of George Ella Lyon’s poem “Where I’m From” (1999), or perhaps the “I am From Project” which offers a Mad-Lib format of the same as a means for people to introduce themselves. A professor in my doctoral program assigned this project to us in lieu of the standard introductory paragraphs, andContinue reading “Poetry Hobby: “Where I’m From””

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