Chapter 3: Remember three months from this date. Good things are in store for you.

Pepper wasn’t crazy about the Walbash County News’ recent merger with Wallace Media – a large middle Tennessee publishing group out of Nashville. In her opinion, they spent too much time chasing advertising dollars and not nearly enough on editorial … Continue reading Chapter 3: Remember three months from this date. Good things are in store for you.

Introducing Southern Fortune Cookie Fiction

It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing … Chinese food. It’s become a ritual … one of those things you look forward to in life. And one of my favorite parts is the fortune cookie. I’ve always loved fortune cookies. I don’t just read them and leave them for the waitress to throw away. If they are clever, poignant, if they resonate, I keep them. I have them stuck everywhere … inside my wallet, in journals, taped on my computer monitor … in fact I’ve got whole jar full of them. Some are over five years old. I think … Continue reading Introducing Southern Fortune Cookie Fiction

Gunpowder, lead, baseball bats, and words: a break up story

Miranda had her gunpowder and lead. Carrie preferred a baseball bat. I have my words. As a man, if you need the attention of not one but two women (usually unsuspecting women) to erect your self-esteem, I’m the last woman you want to choose. When I find out, and I always find out, I won’t cry over you. I won’t ever lift a finger to “get you back.” But I will write about what happened because that’s how I process my world. And if you make me mad enough, I’ll let other people read it. He stepped over that line. … Continue reading Gunpowder, lead, baseball bats, and words: a break up story