📦🔑 Keep the Box Unlocked

📦🔑 Keep the Box Unlocked

When you unfold the box, it becomes the cross. Secrets revealed. ❓❓ I speak with my niece as I pull a frame from the wall, reach underneath, and make contact. “What are you doing?” she says. “I’m removing the bug I watched crawl behind this hanging picture.”...
Countdown: 3️⃣2️⃣1️⃣✳️

Countdown: 3️⃣2️⃣1️⃣✳️

Begin. Fast. Draft. Novel. Writing. Process. Because yesterday, my outline containing 55 scenes was deemed complete. It remains imperfect, but I’m maintaining today’s the perfect day to start the process. I encourage you to explore here if you are interested in...
Week in Review

Week in Review

I love to escape to create. What’s the alternative? Escape to consume? Minutes ago, as I stood inside this hotel room’s bathroom, I thought about how once my relief session ended, I’d get to meet you on the page in this very moment. And during this very minute,...
One Look is a Love Story

One Look is a Love Story

Wife whispered in my ear, “She’s in love with him.” She sat front row and watched him without pause. No phone check-ins. No beverage drinking. Barely a blink. Minutes later, she remained seated as I approached, kneeled, and asked, “Do you know the performer?”...
Don’t Fall Down The Rabbit Hole

Don’t Fall Down The Rabbit Hole

PermissionThe boy said, “Daddy, is it okay if I just call you ‘Dad?’”I replied that I appreciated him asking, but explained it was his choice.”Okay, I’m going to call you ‘Dad,’” he said.ConfirmationOver 14 years ago, I invited an old school friend...
The Creative Hoax Uncloaked: Why Fear is the True Path

The Creative Hoax Uncloaked: Why Fear is the True Path

I want urinal partitions mandated inside all men’s restrooms. Why? I get stage fright. Because when a few seconds pass without success, the pressure mounts. That’s when time slows and I overthink how to expedite my prolonged bathroom break. Apparently, I’m not the...

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