Trade Me! A Story for a Rose (Valentine’s 2011)

This weekend I coerced my sister into helping me indulge my Valentine's Day fascination.  We took to Kansas City's Town Center Plaza with a bundle of roses and a camera, and we spent the evening asking people to share their stories with us in exchange for a rose. It took a while for people to … Continue reading Trade Me! A Story for a Rose (Valentine’s 2011)

A Valentine’s Reflection

Last week, I let my journalistic roots run free and did a bit of informal polling/interviewing on twitter and facebook about people's opinions on Valentine's Day.  A few interesting stories popped up, and for that my writer's mind is excited and grateful, but not a single person came out in unadulterated support of the holiday.  … Continue reading A Valentine’s Reflection

[FridayFlash] Love in Love

This week's installment is a little Valentine's-themed story that I'd eventually like to turn into a short film script (and then a short film, natch).  I wanted to do something similar in tone to Neil Gaiman's "Harlequin Valentine," which is the best Valentine's-themed story in the history of the written word.  (It's available to listen … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Love in Love