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2021

date me

do i regret my past

gbbo

"holy luxury"

"Love me"

"Scraped through last year

"stay up too late"

"We mark this clarity as a check"

when someone asks “how are you” and your response is “doing well” when you’re not doing well

2020

"267 days"

Accident

"An empty bassinet"

an evening in summer

"bought a bag of little chocolate donuts"

"do you want me to motivate you?"

"have me rolled in oats when i die"

"I used to be more fun"

"i wear my emotions like a barrel"

"Imagine the fedora topped"

"It's the 20 years of"

"kayfabe"

"nursing a ginger beer"

Random College Generator

"The trailer across the street burned down"

"You forget"

NaPoWriMo 2020

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

2019

23rd floor view

"acknowledge my presence"

"after the countdown"

Am I relatable?

AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE IN WHICH INSTEAD OF HANDS WE HAVE SPOONS

"an instagram fitness model"

"an old broken rowboat"

appreciation for a first date

"Cranky old hermit"

curves to the left

"every kiss down"

"find like matryoshka"

fortune cookies

here i am

"here i am but i am there"

"I am leaving on the green winds"

"I am sitting cross-legged on an old pillow"

"i hesitantly told my therapist"

"i'm embarrassed because"

i'm not cool enough for this city

i'm not good enough for this conversation

i've been sick since christmas eve eve

"i watched lightning split"

"i wrote by rote a rhotic"

"If you like me then you'll find me"

"it is"

love for me

love in the corners of your mind

"My soul dissolves"

ode to 36

"Oh of course"

"One of the floats"

"rattling loose change"

relay

"Remember hot breath"

r.i.p. gio

"she was observing gravity in the mirror"

"show me fog-draped mountains"

"some sea breeze billows through"

"standing at the mirror"

"suffocate me with your scent"

"sundress on a swingset"

"take pictures of your face"

"Teach me thrust"

the last dance in laredo

"The rain begins after several sunny days"

"The stone is the sunrise"

"The wind is making the lights flicker"

"There's that simple rain outside"

"we sat on the sand at cannon beach"

"what am i staring at this time"

"What do you do when"

"What do you think about"

"Where did you go"

"Where you place your breath"

"Which head canon was it"

"white lilies"

"why did i come here"

"you can hear the depression"

"you lessen the wound"

2018

As Always

"Between us are plains"

"Brigandine shielding a"

burden

Cara Mia

"cold chinese takeout & lazy porch swing"

"embossed in chimerical concepts"

end of 2018

fake #100

"Give me burning incense mother"

"god i miss being the big spoon"

how to write poetry

"i love you for your brain"

"I want to live in a world"

I'm going to fail again

"Laura lay in dirigible"

Laurelhurst

Life in Triptych

meditations

missing

Missing no. 2

"nobody knows you exist"

ode to 36

on the road.

paint drying: a poem in 12 parts

ruminating on the office christmas party

Safety Razor

"she hated that he snored"

"She wrote an acrostic"

"Somewhere in a place lit by candelabra"

"talk to me in sweet whispers"

there is a unicorn in the lobby

Thunderstorm

Work Trip

Xmas 2018 Meditations

"You got blood on the sheets"

"You were the gift of"

2014

somewhere in the woods in germany

2007

songs about women

2004

mother fucking

Mot Juste - In 2018 I released a chapbook called Mot Juste, featuring a bunch of poems I liked enough to put into a chapbook.

You can buy the chapbook by clicking the link above and following the instructions. (TL;DR: Send me money and your address and I will mail it out to you.)

Five-Syllable Sonnets (2007-2014)

This was a long term project that sort of fizzled out in 2014, but I think it had a good run. Fourteen lines, five syllables each line. Wrote them at home, at work, at school, on planes, right before I slept and right after I woke up.

Plays

All of my plays are free to read online. As a playwright, it's difficult to get your work read, and publishing is a hassle in and of itself.

If you like what you're reading, please remember that I put a lot of time, effort, and most importantly, student loans, into creating these. You can send me a donation through ko-fi using the link above. Anything is appreciated. It you want a suggestion: $7-10 for a full length, $3-5 for a one act, and $2-3 for anything shorter.

If you want to produce one of my plays, that's a different story. Please refer to this play production rates pdf and then email me so we can work on drafting a production contract.


Full Lengths

Peace [2m, 2w] - A family at Christmastime deals with the aftermath of their father's sudden life-saving surgery, while two siblings help each other find direction in their aimless lives.

The Messiah of Main St [2m, 5w] - A man discovers that he is the next incarnation of Christ and ends up destroying himself trying to save others.

One Acts

They're History [3m; comedy] - Two bumbling thieves travel back in time to secure IBM stock, except they go to the wrong year and are accosted by a World War II army man tracking down deserters.

Thank You Fifteen [3m, 1w; comedy] - Three guys get ready for a play, and along the way one of them finds out the other slept with his soon-to-be ex-wife.

Save vs Nerd [3m, 1w; comedy] - Two nerds convince their now-cool friend to play one last Dungeons & Dragons game. He doesn't want to, but his new "girlfriend" does.

The Anarchist and the Carpenter [2m; dramedy] - A philosophical play about two men from opposite spectrums who have to work together in order to survive.

The Night Llewellyn Died [2w; drama] (coming soon) - In the midst of a drunken one night stand, Patty is left alone when her lover Llewellyn goes off to a nearby convenience store to buy condoms. As she waits for him to return, she is forced to deal with his 13-year-old daughter, Bridget.

Inspiration [3m, 1w; dramedy] (link coming when I finish next draft) - Wes breaks up his band and then breaks up with his girlfriend so he can feel depressed enough to write his next hit album. As you might expect, everyone isn't too happy about that.

Shorter Plays

Delusions of Grandeur [1m, 2w; 10 min; comedy] - A nerdy comic book store employee wastes time waiting for his "dream girl," but when she actually enters the store, he has difficulty dealing with her.

Fear of Fears [2m, 1w; 10 min; comedy] - A weird little play about people with fears -- Danny is afraid of knowledge, his sister Marcia is afraid of confrontation, and her boyfriend Charlie is afraid of being afraid. And they are all stuck in the Library of Congress.

The Circle of Love [1m, 1w; 10 min; drama] - A cute little play about a guy helping his girlfriend get over her fear of heights -- with a twist at the end.

The Man from Spermacide-9 [2m, 1w; 10 min; ridiculous comedy] - Alien gets transported to a man's home. His race is dying. He needs one thing to survive. You get to guess what it is.

Bad Mothers [2m, 1w; 10 min; comedy] - Two bad dudes are about to do a bad thing, when a pregnant lady enters and well it's a play so of course she has to give birth, right?

[This is one of the first plays I wrote in undergrad. It's weird how, at the time, I thought it was pretty good -- it was even read at the regional Kennedy Center Theatre Festival that year -- and yet now I look at it and I'm like, "This is terrible." But it has some good parts to it. Maybe I'll revise it someday, who knows.]

Bus Trip [2w; 5 min; drama] - A woman and her sister on a bus ride. Really short script.

Chauncey [1m; 2-3 min; comedy] - A monologue from a 16 year old boy who thinks women smell good.

The Old Man and the Toaster [1m; 10 min; dramedy] - A long monologue about an old man about to take his own life with his favorite toaster.

Prose

Serials

When I was younger I used to write a lot. A LOT. Most of my time was spent writing serialized fiction that I would post online wherever I could for people to read. None of it is finished, and will probably never be finished. But they are here to read if you wish.

The Quake Saga
[coming as soon as I reformat the html for the chapters] The Quake Saga deals with two brothers in an alternate future (which has long since come and gone in real life!) where the government has been destroyed thanks to an anti-video game act. The brothers discover that their father has created a server world called Serrum, and that real people are living inside it. This story is about their adventures in real life and online, trying to figure out what their father was up to. I wrote it around 2000-2001ish.

The Titan Revolution - Part One: The Mediocre Adventures of Mike
Mike is a young man who gets entangled with the mythological Titans, who have been incarcerated on the wrong side of Utopia for millions of years by the Gods. He and other chosen "Children of Gaia" begin their journey to free the Titans from their prison and reclaim Utopia for their own.

Timekeeper
Timekeeper is set in a world where the future has become just another distance, as time traveling becomes commonplace. People live in different times. Seth is a government employee who ends up getting involved with the Palestinians, who, along with the Israelis following a messy religious war, have created a stop in time following the explosion of a nuclear bomb infused with time travel crystals.

Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves
VZW is a serial about what it says it's about. Sam is a werewolf, Delia is a vampire, and they used to be high school sweethearts.

Milo Leningrad Athens
Milo Athens is a young man with an interesting life and interesting friends who is dealing with his breakup with the love of his life. It all takes places in short stories and serials that are written in a non-linear fashion.

Awakenings
Awakenings takes place in the Zealot Galaxy, and was a role playing serial I wrote when I was, like 16. This was on AOL, mind you. It's not great, but I'm keeping it up here for posterity and so fellow Zealots can read it if they so wish.

Short Stories

95 - A fatal meeting in a subway.

Cavernous - Two brothers stranded in the desert, exploring some caves.

Friendship - A short story about people I wrote for a college course.

TheRoom - An old story about a guy and a girl stuck in a room. Not to be confused with the cult classic movie.


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