Contrary to popular belief, I don’t just write about cool ads and personal tech. Sometimes I turn out a piece of poetry or short fiction that gets published. My poem “Epilogue – Unfinished” was published this past spring in the student journal Calliope, which has been released in PDF. There are some excellent student works throughout, including some artwork that will take your breath away. (Click the photo at right to open the PDF.)
“Epilogue” was originally a flash-fiction piece that appeared in October 2010 on Paragraph Planet, a creative writing website that features 75-word pieces that are changed daily. It was born from a prompt in class when I overheard a student ask the professor, “Can you give me a first sentence?” (She declined.) I later recast the 75 words as a poem and thought it worked, so I submitted it for consideration. I think it works better as a poem than flash, but I’ll take inspiration any way it hits me.
- “First Light” on Paragraph Planet. Born of a prompt from class.
- The story behind the “Lazy Cupid” shorts that were born on Paragraph Planet
- “Class” – Sometimes you feel creative after creative writing class
- “Opera in Private” – What do you sing when you’re all alone?
- “Grease Was the Word” – Really, who didn’t want some summer lovin’?