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New Shoes

When I was twelve years old, my parents took my brothers and me shopping for new sneakers. I remember finding […]

Not a Drop to Drink

It’s hot outside, and the watering holes are closed. They told us to go back home and drink from our […]

Depleted

Summer sunshine, unable to brighten this darkened room. I am listening to the muffled breathing. My battery died, I’m unable […]

Context

For so long, I did not understand the resentment. I thought my efforts to improve appeared subtle, so I worked […]

Pending

Leadership is an absent trait. Someone said, there are things more important than dying. Wealth is an addiction. Reports of […]

Disturbance

A crisis is a catalyst for disruption. Disaster leads to the acceleration of change. Do you feel that? Our homes […]

Unity

We waited patiently. Our minds fed in solitude, our hearts emptied into the void. We heard the message—our souls for […]

Placebo

There is no cure for this tragic circumstance. Cover your words. The treatment comes in a mysterious vial. It helps […]

Desperation

We were free to go wherever we chose, without restrictions, until the 21st century. Fear and death came from the […]

Liberty

The notion of simplicity is complicity in nature. We cannot contest what we cannot see. Now, life teeters on a […]

New Normal

Politicians gave us the plague and broke our economy—a new population of the sick and the shut-in. The language of […]

Damaged Days

I lie awake at night, unable to sleep. I have never felt the weight of chaos this immensely, so much […]

Invisible

Words distract our intelligence to obscure what is shown. Everything is sleight of hand. They are not wearing any clothes.

Apprehension

I want something good to happen. I wish my thoughts were positive. I want to feel my face again; I […]

Circular Reference

Ecclesiastes 1:9 says that “there is nothing new under the sun.” Everything we experience has allegedly happened before—a very relatable […]

Bedlam

It was a cold, winter night; frosty memories on the window’s glass. The time, it was slowly draining away. Early […]

Missing the Cons

I miss the comic conventions, the gathering of geeks, nerds, and misfits. I remember those cosplay moments, the feeling of […]

Creative Writing ›

Depleted

Summer sunshine, unable to brighten this darkened room. I am listening to the muffled breathing. My battery died, I’m unable […]

Context

For so long, I did not understand the resentment. I thought my efforts to improve appeared subtle, so I worked […]

Pending

Leadership is an absent trait. Someone said, there are things more important than dying. Wealth is an addiction. Reports of […]

Disturbance

A crisis is a catalyst for disruption. Disaster leads to the acceleration of change. Do you feel that? Our homes […]

Opinion ›

Leap of Faith

It takes one bad experience to leave a negative impression; the year contains a plethora of moments covered in darkness […]

United We Fall

I don’t like flying, not due to fear of heights but due to all of the travel related headaches I […]

Entertainment ›

Missing the Cons

I miss the comic conventions, the gathering of geeks, nerds, and misfits. I remember those cosplay moments, the feeling of […]

Only on Sunday

There is a baptist church in the center of the city. This lovely church has a diverse congregation. Every week, […]

Quiet Moment

A quiet moment within the summer night. The sound of cicadas breaking the silence. Crickets are playing hymns of forgotten […]

June 7, 2020

It is almost three months since my layoff due to COVID-19. For the first time, I do not have a […]

Smothered

Sleepless nights blur the light of day. Trapped in the confines of delusion. Moments filled with ambiguous premonitions. Violent plagues […]

The Whether

I wonder whether the sun will shine again; these tinted days are affecting my mental state immensely—those hazy recollections, dusty […]

Cabin Fever

Broken days causing the loss of time—our money gone along with our peace of mind. We will sell our souls […]