Wake Up

It started with a song, as these things all too often do. “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire. We were seventeen going on eighteen, and we’d jam to it on repeat to celebrate having graduated high school, all of us trying to figure out what it was we were going to do next. Topher would storyboard…

Show Me the Way to Earth

Chicago, Summer 2007. The Dark Knight was still a year away, but that didn’t stop us from running all over the city at all hours of the night, hunting for film sets. I was wrapped up like a mummy, complete with burn bandages and plastic back brace–the result of teenage stupidity telling me that car…

Crack the Spine XVI

I’m extremely excited to announce that my work has been included in a print anthology for the first time, and that anthology is now on sale on Amazon! Just a few years ago, I didn’t have a single publication to my name, and I wasn’t sure if I ever would. So let this be a…