I wrote this short story for fun, because why would I need another reason? I think that it could work either as a short story or as a chapter of a longer novel. I don't have any idea for turning this into a novel ... yet, but you never know! The concert hall was abuzz … Continue reading The Extraordinary Adventures of The Extraordinary Hugh D. Barnes, Magician Extraordinaire
This story was printed in the Jacksonville Progress on April 19, 2018. I'm sharing it here because, firstly, I really enjoyed covering this disaster simulation. Secondly, I believe that I shot some really nice photos to go with the story! A disaster simulation was held at the Cherokee County Public Health office Wednesday morning. According to … Continue reading Disaster drill simulates tornado, collapsed building
From January to March this year I took part in an online sketch writing class hosted by Four Day Weekend, a popular improv group out of the Dallas/Forth Worth area. I learned a lot about sketch writing, how to use comedy and build up a joke, and how to make more interesting characters. Below you … Continue reading Sketch: “City Council Meeting”
After working a few month at the Jacksonville Progress, I've come to realize that it would take far too much time and effort to post each individual story I write. Instead, I will post a link that will take you to the Progress, where it will show pretty much every story I have been involved … Continue reading The Jacksonville Progress
This was put up on the Jacksonville Progress's website close to the end of the day on August 1, 2017. We heard about the plane crash pretty soon after it happened, and I got to rush out and take some photos. Me and several other reporters from different papers were able to scrape together some … Continue reading UPDATED: Small plane crashes along Highway 69
This was published on July 29 in the Jacksonville Progress. "Screen Time" is a guest column the paper does where people can write their thoughts on the film/television industry. My editor decided to let me have a go at it one day, and I decided to try and put a unique spin on the column. … Continue reading Screen Time: Are video games art?
This story was published on July 27 in the Jacksonville Progress. This was a fun story to write, as the subject was a very interesting and entertaining person to speak to. To Brian West, becoming a private investigator is the culmination of almost every previous career he's had, spanning three decades. Whatever job he has … Continue reading Private investigator opens J’ville business