Writing Advice: People Don’t Arc

There’s a sort of misunderstanding in the writing world which has become a myth. The myth is that a character must have an arc. Before I get too deep into why this is a myth, let’s define what it means to “have an arc.” In case you’re new to writing, the “arc” that some advisors …

Just Admit It

Hanging from the office lights, I casually snipped off and conked the HR guy, Gavin, on the head with a freakishly large, size eleven boot. It was his boot. He was trying to get me to give his boot back to him. He’s so tall, you’d think he could jump higher, but reality isn’t always …

Free Short Fiction: The Gibson Diet

Eighteen days was how long she claimed to have been on the Gibson Diet. It wasn’t bulimia. It wasn’t the Keto, or the Caveman, or the Mediterranean. She wasn’t crash-coursing on newly discovered vegetables from Bolivia either. It was the Gibson Diet. The point was to mainline digital nutrients right into the back of your …

Making the Call

Smell hamburger? It’s your own leg. Remember the accident? No? You’re still in shock. See the dead man over there? He was in the accident too. You didn’t kill him. Don’t worry about that. You’re not guilty of murder. You wouldn’t need that kind of trauma anyway. Losing the leg is enough. Do you remember …