Devon Fick Presents: Short Stories Based on Small Objects

Here’s a piece I wrote for Devon Fick’s ongoing series, “Short Stories Based on Small Objects.”  My object/inspiration is the blue ticket seen below. The love of his life had died back in ’81. Poor Ol’ Dorothy Jo’s lungs had failed her, leaving Mr. Robert William Barker alone with a bunch of infertile dogs. IContinue reading “Devon Fick Presents: Short Stories Based on Small Objects”

Summoning Spirits with Carl Dunn: A Lankville Daily News Exclusive

By Sarah Samways, Contributing Female  While the majority of Lankvillians spent this past Halloween walking around aimlessly, looking for a “good time,” visual artist and occasional occultist, Carl Dunn, spent his morning a little bit differently. Going to the local slaughterhouse, nearby his beloved Fotomat and down around the corner from the Pizza-A-Round, Dunn broughtContinue reading “Summoning Spirits with Carl Dunn: A Lankville Daily News Exclusive”

COLLECTED THOUGHTS: VOYEURISM IN 2015

I have a stalker, (legitimately). When I was slightly younger than I am now I was sexually assaulted. Both are two completely different situations but the scars have some eerie similarities: there’s a lot of blaming yourself, being unable to fully participate in life, constantly looking over your shoulder, and seeing your assailant’s face everywhere,Continue reading “COLLECTED THOUGHTS: VOYEURISM IN 2015”

The Letter I’ll Never Send You

Preface/Note: This is something I wrote like a week or so ago in one of those manic, late-night-depression-fueled moments, (in full quarter life crisis mode). It’s like, somber and stuff…but as the world burns around us, I came across the realization that it isn’t so tragic. I was sad when I wrote this but I’mContinue reading “The Letter I’ll Never Send You”

UMBC Reading List

I am beyond honored to have had one of my novels nominated for UMBC’s required reading for its first year program. As a GED recipient and a university dropout, this acknowledgement from Academia is especially heartwarming. Although not selected, it is always nice to be nominated! You will also notice some of my Lankvillian colleaguesContinue reading “UMBC Reading List”

STAR SIGHTING AT PIZZA A-ROUND, GARLIC BREAD CONSUMED

via The Lankville Daily News Popular motivational speaker and local “financeteer,” Brian 4 Ever, made a rare appearance at the Pizza A-Round last night. Also spotted were Computer Computer Paper CEO Amanda Burgess, Tammy La Hoyt of Tammy’s Nails, LDN’s own cuisine writer Brian Schropp, and President Albert Pondicherry. Yes, the stars were certainly outContinue reading “STAR SIGHTING AT PIZZA A-ROUND, GARLIC BREAD CONSUMED”

DECISION 2016: LANKVILLE TALKS BACK

LANKVILLE TALKS BACK  The Lankville Presidential Election is heating up. Incumbent Pondicherry is currently in the lead with Royer and Hadbawnik tied for second. Polls close on Thursday and the winner will be announced on Friday via this publication as well as through our sister pundit, The Boston Hassle. You’ve seen the attack ads, nowContinue reading “DECISION 2016: LANKVILLE TALKS BACK”

Pastoral Scene: Ego Fades, We’re All Happy Now

Travel makes us weary. Technology makes us want. We are going through some of the neediest times of our lives, separately, of course. Separate sides of the bed, separate seconds of slivers of exposed skin. We’ve come together through an unspoken bond of a complete lack of self-esteem. If only for a moment could IContinue reading “Pastoral Scene: Ego Fades, We’re All Happy Now”