Time Dilation

posted March 4, 2009

My second short story, in which I make it obvious that I have been reading too much Nabokov.


A Final Sound

posted February 25, 2009

What a dorky story. The assignment: write about something you love through its destruction.



posted February 8, 2009

This is quickly becoming a one-topic weblog. My most recent creative writing assignment is my first short story. This has been revised once.


I Know What a Perfect Day

posted February 14, 2009

I stumbled across something odd during clinic. This is not a creative writing assignment.


A Very Still Morning

posted February 4, 2009

A third creative writing assignment: write a story of someone looking out a window after having just received either very good or very bad news. I am trying to be tricky here.


I Still Listen to the Radio Because I Cannot Control the Music It Plays

posted January 27, 2009

Another creative writing assignment, this one entitled “You Won’t Believe This” (something coincidental, unlikely, surprising). Long stretches were spent struggling to find anything remarkable anywhere. Problem eventually solved by writing about something else.



posted January 26, 2009

The first “short writing assignment” for my creative writing class. “Something about my name,” in the manner of a lukewarm Cisneros example. Stale, stale, stale and unfocused.


Pho on the Ave

posted January 18, 2009

Here are a few reviews of the pho places on the Ave in the University District of Seattle.