In conversation with the author (V)

“What’s the hardest part about writing?” “Man, you’ve gotta be more precise with your questions. How am I supposed to answer that kind of question? It’s just too broad, there are many things I could talk about that are all really damn hard, but for different reasons.” “Such as?” “Well, sitting in front of a … Continue reading In conversation with the author (V)



He lay on his bed, unable to write even a single sentence. How should he write, without inspiration, bereft of ideas? He had to write something though. How had he handled similar previous situations? Usually by sitting at his desk, describing what he saw, and hoping something interesting would emerge. This time, the computer was … Continue reading Inspiration

An open letter

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you very much for your invitation to your merry gettogether. It sounds like quite the event, certainly with more guests than I ever had at any of my more modest meetings. Unfortunately I will have to decline your request because I already have other engagements that day, and I like to think … Continue reading An open letter

Hollow head

She had never been the kind of person to lose her keys until one day she found herself locked out. It happened again a few weeks later, then with increasing frequency. Her son forced her to go to the doctor. While the doctor explained the diagnosis and medical trajectory, she looked at her son staring … Continue reading Hollow head