Tag Archive | books

Hearts Flying Freely: a short story

1.  I was watching a DVD one Sunday afternoon when Annabelle broke the news. “Hey, Lyle,” she said, walking into the room. “My mom just e-mailed me. We’re invited to dinner next Saturday.” “Oh, great,” I said, groaning. She frowned. “That was real nice. What did my parents ever do to you?” “Nothing,” I said. […]

Iceholes: A Saga of Five Fishermen

I was watching TV and drinking beer when the phone rang. I picked up the receiver. “Put me on your ‘Do Not Call’ list. Thanks.” “Colane?”  “Yeah?” I said.  “Colane, it’s Dave.”  “Dave?” I said. “Dave’s not here, man.”  “Dude,” he said, laughing, “I was calling to see if you still wanted to go ice […]

Blank pages waiting to be written on

Every time I go to a Dollar Tree or a Big Lots or somewhere like that, I have to buy a spiral-bound notebook. It’s a compulsion. It’s even gotten to where I have to avoid the school supplies aisle in the supermarket. I always end up with a Spiderman or Hello Kitty notebook in my […]

The top 60 Tweets of a pretentious English student 

Even graduate students studying ecocentric literature can be social-media superstars! Bio: I express my artistry through emotional meditations and lowercase letters. My heart is pure; my poetry, self-published. 1. If there’s a sock on the door, don’t come in. I’m busy reading Vonnegut. 2. If my beret doesn’t give away my artistic tendencies, then I’m […]

Fifty Shades of Sweat Socks

Now that she’s read “Fifty Shades of Grey,” she has heightened expectations …

‘Catcher in the Rye’ has no point

My first foray into literary criticism didn’t go too well. Looking back, I probably should have read the book first.