The Comfort Rock Chronicles, Vol. 1

In October 2018, I began writing an ongoing series of short stories called The Comfort Rock Chronicles. Based in the fictitious northern Vermont town of Comfort Rock, this series tells the story of Lauren Comstock, a girl who lives on a dairy farm in town. I was churning out installments of The Comfort Rock Chronicles …

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The Concert, pt. 1

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1986“Ladies and gentlemen. Ladies and gentlemen!” Ms. Van Fleet provided her standard five-second pause before issuing her third and final demand for silence. In turn, my class offered its usual act of obligatory defiance, ignoring the music teacher’s request. She was a creature of routine, and we knew it. When you have …

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Stand in the Place Where You Write

Last weekend my family went into downtown St. Albans, VT, to support Small Business Saturday. We couldn’t care less about the madness of Black Friday, and we’ll take pretty much any excuse to support local businesses. In addition to shopping at great places like The Eloquent Page, As the Crow Flies, and Moonshadows, we discovered …

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