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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Yes, I’m Still Coping With Grief

Come September my best friend, Joesph Gilliam, will have been restored in heaven for a year. It's crazy to think that I've somehow lived without my right-hand man for a full orbit around the sun. No day with grief has been the exact same, each morning brings new challenges and each night brings new pains. With…

Today I Hate Writing

But: I'm going to do it anyway If you're a writer that puts out new content everyday: Go to Hell Wait teach me your ways before you do I don't believe you really do You schedule your post in advance don't you Because: nobody always feels great about what they write or writing in itself. We all have days…

Make Money On WordPress

I get a lot of questions from people about how blogging can help them supplement their income. I'm virtually new to the blogging world but have been quite successful in using my platform to generate some traffic, and in turn, some income. I know you all are working hard on your blog! Plenty of people…

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…

Ask Yourself Questions

This might come as a shock to some (absolutely nobody) I'm an introvert that struggles communicating. This doesn't just start at awkward first date dialogue and, end at not being able to understand the customer service representative on the other side of a call. I can't communicate with myself. Furthermore, with a breakdown in communication…

Only You & I Will Last Forever: A Letter To My Depression

Elephant Journal The misconception that depression is something that arises only during trails, or is easily curable leads to shame and isolation. I often get tired of telling people about my struggles with depression because of responses like, "Just take some medicine" or "You are depressed again?" I turn to writing in these cases. The…

Cancun at Fiesta Americana Condesa

Location, Location, Location The saying, "Location is everything" stands true when it comes to an all inclusive stay at the stunning Fiesta Americana. It takes no time at all for the staff to make me feel welcomed and at home. Everyone was polite and spoke to me with kindness. The first man I encountered, Pablo,…