A Shot of Death, No Chaser 2

Chapter One Chapter Two “I prefer a stiff drink over a stiff man.” Laughter bubbled over my lips as Gin explained herself with blunt description. It was the fourth Thursday since we had met and every night ended the same; teeth crashing, tongues dancing, and lips melting together. I didn’t know much about the enigma…

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A Shot of Death, No Chaser

I've been working on longer forms of writing outside of my usual blog post and poetry. To create an audience I've moved to other sites and publications to find readers. With that being said, my own personal site will always be a hub for everything I'm doing. Below is the first chapter of a murder…

Football is Not War

Do not cry, mother, for football is not war. We do not carry arms against the less fortunate Or shoot amongst the crowd And the divided sides are not nations But boys that thought playing a game Made them men. Do not cry, mother. Football is not war.   Yelling men, beer overflowing, we enter…

Instagram Book Giveaway Contest

Memorial Weekend I was inspired to connect with my followers and show my appreciation for their support. All things considered, my following, readers, and supports have come largely from my Instagram account. What better way to celebrate my supports by having a Book Giveaway Contest! The Rules The instructions for the contest were simple, straightforward,…

The Tolucan Times

About Tolucan Times "The Tolucan Times/Canyon Crieris published every Wednesday and is an adjudicated newspaper of general circulation by Superior Court of Los Angeles, May 29, 1956. Decree N 94940. It is qualified to accept legal advertising by approval of Los Angeles Superior Court." My Story Published I had the honor of talking with on…

My First Poetry Book

Prison or Passion Prison or Passion is a collection of vulnerable and eloquent poems from R.K. Russell, who has started and played in the NFL since 2015, for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With bare honesty, walloping punchlines, and endearing flare, Prison or Passion captures the struggles of being a young boy without a father, and…