Where the Hell is Larry?

Ways to Stay Engaged with Your Writing Why do we write? Presumably, it is because we have something to say. When the muse kisses us, whether in a classroom, sitting in a garden, at museum, or right before we get out of bed on an early Saturday morning, we are set alight and nothing can … Continue reading Where the Hell is Larry?


Lit Crawl: St. Louis Public Library (Central)

For our third and final LitCrawl destination, we will visit the St. Louis Public Library Central location downtown. Throughout the course, we have discussed how to brainstorm ideas, build a working outline, and decide which narrative arcs to follow or avoid. For this class assignment, you will take your chosen piece from our in class … Continue reading Lit Crawl: St. Louis Public Library (Central)

Labor Leaders Exhibit

The Workers' Rights are Human Rights: Labor Leaders Past and Present essay and poster are exhibit is now open and traveling between St. Louis Community College campuses. The exhibit which is available online @ laborleadersexhibit.com, features poster art and essays created by STLCC honors students, guest artists, and visiting scholars. The works are dedicated to … Continue reading Labor Leaders Exhibit


Poem Type: Limerick Current Event: #dearMoon By DeBuggy Bug   I choose to go to the Moon in 2023, Treasures of my choosing shall accompany, I have paid for a dream ship, Billions for a space trip, This might be the end of me in 2023.

Registration for Summer Urban Literature Class

This course is for aspiring urban fiction or “street lit” writers looking to hone their storytelling skills. We will explore the key themes of the genre that make for compelling and engaging storytelling. Learn how to develop narratives about life in the big cities which address, gender, violence, social politics. We will discuss representations of … Continue reading Registration for Summer Urban Literature Class


The Little Things He cut his hair. For a month I played coy with him not wanting to be to forward. I spent weeks trying to ascertain his intentions from smiles, looks, and casual conversations while still trying to be cool. But when he cut his hair I was left exposed. Stealing glances, speaking softly, … Continue reading Him

Water Yourself.

This piece was created with Botnik's Voicebox Keyboard and is a mashup of words and phrases from beauty ads. The same ginseng today you want wetter for yourself. New huggies ultrasoft with wings and conditioner is clinically proven to visibly reduce oiliness. Natural detoxifier reduces benefits for people. Now there’s new dove essential vitamins used … Continue reading Water Yourself.

Missy Kills

The following piece was written by me using the Botnik Voicebox keyboard for remixing language based on a mashup lyrics sources from Missy Elliot song lyrics. This a great tool for getting past writer's block. Check it out at botnik.org Brrah everybody drop. Brrah everybody drop like that shit might dong. Let timmy regulate this … Continue reading Missy Kills

Motivational Speeches for the Damned

Via Daily Prompt: Denial "Listen...stop your wailing and listen! You are in hell, believe me, I know. You are suffering and in desperate need of respite, but let me tell you something. You can either stay here or resign yourself to the filth and the fire and...whatever is keeping you here or you can start … Continue reading Motivational Speeches for the Damned

Showdown in Sobie’s Gorge

Running. It is hard enough to do when you're an athlete at the top of his game, competing in a marathon, and running across smooth terrain as winds back and forth testing your resolve. When you're a fifty-year-old fugitive stumbling over rocks and trudging through shallow streams in nothing but a pair of bright orange … Continue reading Showdown in Sobie’s Gorge