Nick is the shadow behind the fear. He opens doors for me before I even knew I needed them opened, but where would he be when it's time to shut those doors? The endless stream of liquor and cigarettes came through anonymous packages that held Nick's scent. My clients whispered his name as they flowed … Continue reading Nick
Find your best whisk and combine Six egg yolks with some sugar. Blend them together until The pain begins to dissolve. Preheat your favorite oven Before adding sweetened lies That congeal within the bowl And scald your battered spirit. Line up your clean ramekins, Each one an empty vessel Ready to hold the … Continue reading How to make Crème brûlée
Ghost towns have always been eerie, but this one took the cake. Dead eyes peered through broken windows and stared at the shiny red convertible as it came to a gentle stop in the middle of town. It contained two passengers, Kimberly and Charlie, who were on their way home for summer vacation. Charlie stepped … Continue reading Ghost Town
Have an idea, and imagine the applause. Write it down in graphite. Ink. Blood. And dream of the applause. Now, rip your idea to shreds. Reduce it. Refine it. And beg for the applause. Send it into the world. Your words. Your thoughts. And await the applause. Get in front of … Continue reading Applause
(Lights up on a messy dorm room. JASON sits on the bed with a laptop. KATIE lounges on a beanbag with a magazine. They’re both college age, dressed casually, and seem at home in the … Continue reading Writer’s Block: A Play in One Act
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With the arrival of spring rains, backyards across the midwest are blooming like crazy! Weeds of all sorts are popping up, and it's a time for those interested in Herbalism to begin their training with the four common "beginner" weeds: Clover, Dandelion, Purple Dead Nettle, and Mullein. Clover is part of the Trifolium genus … Continue reading Common “Weeds” for Budding Herbalists.