The Library Kids: A Countersink Scene

The doorbell rang. Paul rushed from the hallway, huffing irritably and tying his robe. “Who the hell could that be?” he grumbled. “They’d better be bleeding out of their face.” Paul peered through the blinds. “Oh my god.” “What?” I asked, preparing to run. “Who is it?” “It’s those damn library kids.” ... “I told... Continue Reading →

The Sound of Squalling Babies: What I Listen to While Writing

One of my favorite methods of character development is listening to music and trying to figure out which characters each song sounds like. Some songs fit many characters, some don't fit any, but once in a while, there are those songs that fit perfectly. And even better, there are some songs that spur further development... Continue Reading →

Enter Summer: A Countersink Scene

Someone walked through the door. I looked up—I looked up whenever anyone came in. Nervous habit. She had a backpack full of books and she was wearing a black t-shirt that said “Campus Security” in bold, white letters. She had a coffee in one hand and a sub sandwich in the other. I was pretty... Continue Reading →

Snip: A Countersink Drabble

The ultra-hero scene…well, it was never perfect, but it was good, you know? It was home. You fit there. You weren’t famous or targeted; you were just the kid of the friend who, by association, got adopted by all his parents’ friend. It’s Luis! Hey Luis! Whatcha been working on, buddy? Been helping mom in... Continue Reading →

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