So...it's been a while since my last post. This always happens toward the end of the semester. All sorts of work pours in, and I struggle to keep from drowning in all of the papers that flood my inbox. Even now I'm making notes on research papers for three classes tonight after having finished one class earlier today. And I've got one more class to work on tomorrow.
Anyhow, I'm taking 5 to clear my head a bit. A student in one of my classes asked the other day where he could find more of my writing. I'd given his class 2 of the poems I'd written in grad school as a way to introduce our unit on poetry. It's my dirty little trick to get the students reading and postulating about the poems before revealing their prof is the evil genius behind the pen (as if!).
It's always an attention getter. But no one has ever asked for more, and I didn't really know what to say since most of my publishing credits are for nonfiction, not poetry or other forms of fiction.
So, I decided to start posting some of the short stories in my repetoir here on The Drabbler. The first I'll post in a few and would welcome any comments/criticisms. Everything is always a work in progress.