Sharks in the Shower | “Deep End”

When pain comes in waves, we teach ourselves to swim. Never submerged in water, we practice holding our breath ‘til the room empties of fellow swimmers whose ripples turn to tsunamis when they touch our current. We freestyle when we should backstroke. We dive headfirst stubborn of the shallow ends. Some shores seem so inviting. The current calm and clean; …

If I Have to Tell You, I Lose | Applying Writing Advice to Life

On Writing, by Stephen King, had been sitting on my shelf for the past six years and I just recently finished it within a matter of days. I’ve always been skeptical of how-to books when it comes to creative writing because, thanks to my years in high school committed to the craft, I felt like I knew everything there is …