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5 Things I Learned from a Literary Manager

This past Monday I had the pleasure of attending a seminar at Nova Southeastern University by Peter Miller, a literary agent who’s worked in the publishing and producing industry for thirty years. He is the founder and CEO of Global Lion Intellectual Property Management, Inc. Can’t say I heard of him before, then again, I’m […]

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Go Fish

Dennis spread the deck across the table, paused, and scooped it back up with one hand. He shuffled the cards like a casino ace. “One more game?” I caught myself reaching for a water bottle with my stump and rubbed it against my forehead instead. Dennis didn’t seem to notice, or hid it really well. […]

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Metal Detectors

Blank clouds chased the sun over the horizon and barbed wire loomed above me like a judge delivering a death sentence. My fingers hooked into the rusty chain linked fence until they burned and my forehead pressed so hard it left lines. Carlos and Alex stood behind me. I was too scared to look at […]

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An Open Letter from Me to You

Welcome, First thing’s first. I can’t express how grateful I am at starting this new venture into the online world and the gratitude all goes towards my darling Allie Nimmons. She is a fantastic web designer, girlfriend, and human being. If you need a web designer, check her out at http://allienimmonscreative.com/. If you’ve seen this […]

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Technicolor

The club radiated with a pulse as hard as a drummer beating against my bones. Never had a night felt as alive as this. The possibilities felt endless, I could even see myself with a girl. Pathetic isn’t it? I tried not to give it much thought. I can’t afford to lose this positive train. […]

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Lulz

She still doesn’t know the truth, and if I told her it would probably drive her further over the edge than I already had. I think I understand now when my coach once told us, “I’d rather you trust me than love me.” She still believes I’m the nice guy, man-of-her-dreams type of whatever. But […]

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Americans

The wind slinked around the hollow, somber trees, whispering warnings to us in a foreign language. Winter was on our heels and uncharted frontier lay before us, bringing an end to our momentum. Our column moved into the clearing without a sound. We ached for a stretch, to lie down, to walk straight, but experience […]

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Civil

Orange lights blurred together as we raced through darkness; we felt utterly free on the highway. We felt it, but we weren’t. We were running away, and running never meant freedom. John should turn back. I wanted to tell him. I told him we should tell his mother at least. She deserved to know. Someone […]

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All In

Hindsight is twenty-twenty, and now that I think about it, it could’ve gone either way. It didn’t work as intended, call it dumb luck or a dumb decision. Or both, doesn’t matter really. But to my credit, which is all I have now, I had a couple things in my favor. I called on Werman, […]

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Contact

The light ripped through the sky and then vanished. Lilly was dead sure she saw a UFO and was damned well sure aliens came to make contact with a human being. Maybe they’d choose her. Maybe she’d get to see inside their ship. Maybe she’d shake hands with the president and win the lottery! Why […]