Short Stories:

A Faith in the Stars – A short piece written for my first advanced fiction workshop. I’d wanted to write something about people who call themselves star chasers. I had an inspiring professor. Here’s what happened when I combined them.

The Smell of Lavender – This is a piece I wrote for an introductory fiction workshop at Syracuse University my sophomore year. As it was my first fiction writing class and the first piece I wrote, as well as the story I chose to revise for the final project, it evidently holds an important place in my heart. While I am putting it here as a sample of my writing, and it stands complete as is, deep down I feel I am not yet done with this story, these characters, the marina.

The Checkered Umbrella – I wrote this during my freshmen year of high school in my creative writing class. No it isn’t perfect, and you can bet I’d write it differently now, but I was proud of it at the time and I still am.



Shepherd’s Pie and Guiness Cake – A short script written for my first screenwriting class. The assignment was to write an original piece that emphasized action and description over dialogue.