Halfway through “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” Sherman Alexie includes The Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire. It is perhaps a hazardous prospect for a writer to have a character with “a storytelling fetish accompanied by an extreme need to tell the truth” put on trial at the center of his short story collection. 479 more words
How can I be a writer if I don’t have jack shit to say?
This has been the conundrum that caused a dire pause to this here blog, that has plagued me when I actually have the time or the energy to sit down and pull out some inkling of feedback on the human experience to shove out into the internet. 450 more words
This book was wonderfully hilarious yet at the same time sad but hopeful. It’s a story of resilience: of facing a gray world with spots of color, laughing amidst sadness, being hopeful in a situation of bleakness. 257 more words