Creative writing has been an interest of mine since I was six years old. I would scratch out stories on notebook paper, often accompanied by age-appropriate (i.e. bad) illustrations in the margins. I would like to think my writing has improved since then; I can assure you, however, that my illustrations have not.
What He Found There (Click to download PDF)
For a local short fiction contest, I chose to write a story that showed the other side of imagination. Children love to hear stories of fantastic worlds and impossible creatures—but what happens when they go looking for them? The story went on to place second in the contest.
When Skies Are Gray (Click to download PDF)
This story began life as a submission for a short story contest in Nashville. The contest asked for stories about nontraditional families, and I decided to try my hand at a slightly unconventional take on the subject matter.