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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus

I’m still bummed that my vacation’s over (yeah yeah, I’ve been back three months), so I’ve decided to jot down another story. I didn’t swim in any other lochs, though, so it’s all downhill if I keep writing about these things The second leg of our Scotland trip took us to Fort Augustus, a tiny town on Loch Ness that we never planned on visiting. We meant to stay in Fort William, which is about an hour southwest, but, well,…

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I swam in a loch.

I swam in a loch.

My friends and I went on a ten-day trip to Scotland last month, and now that I’m back I pretty much want to tell everyone about it. That would require a lot of typing, though, so I’m just gonna write about this stupid thing I did. That picture up there is Eilean na Moine, which is where Dumbledore’s grave was filmed in the Harry Potter movies. We always planned on visiting it, and my brother and I always joked about…

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This is Bert.

This is Bert.

A little less than a year ago, I went out for pizza and scribbled down a story featuring Bert, my brother’s kinda overweight, very flighty cat. It’s about other things, sure — marriage, awkward conversations with your parents, etc. — but Bert’s pretty much what bring it together. Anyway, the great folks over at Dime Show Review recently gave the story — titled “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” (yes, after the Wilco song) — a home, so feel free to give…

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Fried Chicken, Divorce, and Ice Cream

Fried Chicken, Divorce, and Ice Cream

‘ey-oooo! I have a new story out over at 1:1000 about fried chicken and divorce and the healing powers of ice cream sundaes. If you have a minute, feel free to give it a look. Better yet, while you’re there, check out their collection and all the fun things they have to offer. The journal’s a neat concept; they have a collection of photos they’ve sourced from different photographers, and writers are encouraged to pick one and write a 1,000(ish)-word story…

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2016 in Review (Or, Why I’ll Miss Carrie Fisher)

2016 in Review (Or, Why I’ll Miss Carrie Fisher)

I originally wrote a year in review a week ago, but I didn’t have a lot to say about anything. And then Carrie Fisher died, and I found myself confused and upset and really kind of pissed off. This isn’t a discredit to everyone else who died in 2016 — there are a lot, and they’re all tragic, really — but, to me at least, Carrie Fisher meant a lot. Not just as Princess Leia, but as an altogether badass…

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