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Brotberuf – bread job

Kafka’s father, who believed in his son’s literary pursuits, often referred to his position working at the Worker’s Accident Insurance Institute as his Brotberuf—bread job. 508 more words

Irishified - and a human connection

The novel I’m currently working on is about a single dad with a severely disabled daughter. When I wrote the first chapter, an Irish nanny muscled her way into the story. 1,347 more words

Long Shadows

Since my son, Enrico, was born four years ago, this Josh Ritter song has been our song. I used to think this was part of my role in his life, to not be afraid when he is afraid. 106 more words

Read me!

Hot off the presses! Get your copy of the Wicked Wordsmiths of the West’s debut anthology Wicked Words: A Collection of Spooky Stories.  We’ve got ghosts, ghost towns, murder, grave diggers, spiders, demons, zombies, and much much more. 97 more words

Writing Groups & Challenges


Sixfold short stories and poetry/the completely writer voted journal was something I discovered and participated in this past Spring. The way it works is you submit a short story, and pay $3 to play. 789 more words

Young and concerned about my future (Austin American-Statesman Op-Ed)

This op-ed was written by me and is reposted from the Austin American-Statesman website. Thanks for reading!

Samms: Young and concerned about my future
By Brakeyshia Samms… 566 more words

What I'm Writing

Publishing News!

I wanted to let everyone know about an upcoming anthology that will include two of my short stories.

I’m part of a local writing group, … 74 more words

Writing Groups & Challenges