I think Warren Ellis puts it well in "How to Build a Blog Without Social Media": "[My website] has always been subject to pauses and hiatuses, chiefly because my job is writing and in busy periods there hasn’t always been enough writing left in me on a given day to sustain this site." This is… Continue reading I’ve been absent of late . . .
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The Way of All Things
Wherein I give myself a stern talking to . . . "I'm lost. Life makes no sense. It's unfair." Because, deep down, you have beliefs. You believe it should be different. The problem is not the world or your life. Those things are nature—formless, amoral, apolitical, adogmatic, unorthodox, unpredictable, beyond systems and formulas, always changing. … Continue reading The Way of All Things
Then my uncle bought the costume shop. And, for a while, things got interesting again. New Years Eve, 1991, he let me borrow a classic notch-lapel tuxedo and some patent leather shoes. The whole package. Socks. A cotton laydown collar shirt. Onyx links. And a midnight solid bow tie. “You look like James Bond,” he… Continue reading Black Ribbon
Machines Can’t Teach Us To Be Human
Attending an all-boys school felt like prison. Read my latest on Splice Today:
A Little Good News Goes a Long Way
My story, "Ashes of the Trumpocene," just got nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology. It came out in The Nonconformist a few months ago. That's a nice thing. https://nonconformist-mag.com/the-ashes-of-the-trumpocene/
When I was Tough, Part 18
I watched the first five seasons of Vampire Diaries over the course of a week. Something like 120 hours of bad special effects, betrayal, and outstanding hair. During this time, I neither shaved nor bathed. My apartment acquired a certain foetor unique to hoarders, cat ladies, and the heavily medicated. Stale soup. Ritz crackers and… Continue reading When I was Tough, Part 18
The Ashes of the Trumpocene
A new story published in The Nonconformist Magazine. Read it here: https://nonconformist-mag.com/the-ashes-of-the-trumpocene/
I’ve had an noticeable influx of new subscribers here recently, something for which I am profoundly thankful. Thank you for spending time on my words. Thank you for your emails—encouragement always matters to every writer. And thank you for subscribing, whether paid or free. Whenever someone follows my newsletter or my blog, I’m reminded that… Continue reading Thank you!
Get ready for few changes around here.
I've been running The Writing Expedition for almost two decades in one form or another. It began as a Blogger travel blog when I was living in Bujumbura, Burundi, and grew into kind of nexus for all my publications and writing projects. This, my Pressfolios site, and my Substack newsletter have been really professionally useful, way… Continue reading Get ready for few changes around here.
Living the Dream
News this good doesn't arrive every day. My third collection of stories, Living the Dream, just got accepted by Terror House for publication in 2021. I will be updating my websites when I have more information. Thanks to everyone for following my writing. It matters. Michael