"You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. 'Floods' is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has a perfect memory and is forever… Continue reading “Flooding.”


Hey, guys! I wrote a novella!

Well, here it is. This story, Children of Ash, is the culmination of my time in Northwestern's Creative Writing Fiction Sequence. It's 23 pages long, 1.15 spaced (40 pages, double-spaced, if you're interested). There are 12,921 words, excluding the title and the byline. In December 2013, when I first thought it up, it started out as… Continue reading Hey, guys! I wrote a novella!