Writing Archive – The Last Dinosaur

 I like to call my early stories “little kid writing.”  Ahhhh…those were the days.  I had yet to discover quotation marks so of course any conversations weren’t set off from the actual story.  This particular story ends pretty abruptly, and as far as I can can tell it was due to me running out of…

Poems from the Past

I wrote a ton of poetry in high school and the first few years of adulthood.  Yes, a ton.  By weight it was a ton.  Well, I’m sure if I weighed the paper it wouldn’t be a ton, but man, I wrote a LOT of poetry.  I’d often come up with a concept such as…

Writing Archive – Hamlet Essay

Going back to my Shakespeare high school class for this post.  I believe we were assigned to find a common theme throughout the play and write an essay about it. This is typed up as it was originally written, and includes commentary from my teacher: Hamlet’s Suicidal Tendencies Through his actions and words, Hamlet gives…

Writing Archive – The Talking Snowman

My dad’s 77th birthday would have been this coming Saturday.  In this story from childhood I cast him as a villain, and I can’t recall why I did that.   I suppose it added an extra layer in the fight between good and evil. I was probably a little young to understand that I basically wrote a…