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Creative Writing

Stories & recollections from my past.

Cougars

Recently, I visited a national park to go hiking. The park had cougars roaming around freely within it. According to the park’s information center, cougars go by several other names, like panthers, pumas, American lions, mountain lions,…

Rush

Life is filled with people rushing from one thing to another. We rush to the doctor and then sit in a waiting room, reading a stale magazine we looked at the last time we were there. We rush to the cinema and then sit watching 25 minutes…

Shopping Cart

One day I was driving to the grocery store, because, you know, that’s where I meet ladies. Before I reached the store, I passed a few abandoned shopping carts lying around the side of the street. I felt sorry for the homeless carts. When…

Little Bird

My father enjoys watching birds outside of his house. One year for Father's Day I purchased him a concrete birdbath shaped like a giant open tulip. For a time, he set it in the backyard and would watch the birds from one of the rear windows…

Sumo

I think life is like a sumo wrestling match, you struggle to stay in it, but eventually you succumb and fall outside the ring, which means it's over for you, your dead. Then I think, "I should work on improving my similes." Like many of…

An Open Letter to the Man in the Park

Dear Mr. Metal Detector Man, When I arrived at the park yesterday to run a few miles, I saw you already there. At first I was curious about your behavior. You were stooped over, searching the ground then I saw you holding your metal…