Writing Samples

Fiction

Reader, He Died

Done as a final project for my Women’s Literature class, this alternative-ending to the novel Jane Eyre provides a new spin on an old classic. I loved this novel, but in many ways, I found the original ending unsatisfying. So I wrote my own. ~ As you can probably imagine, I was in quite a … Continue reading

The Cemetery

This is a small excerpt from one of my works-in-progress. It’s gone by many different names, but the current working title is Echoes. This takes place in the first chapter, and is based off of a cemetery that I used to go to as a kid. Continue reading

IRL

This story was one of three finalists in LadyLike Book Club’s 2014 fiction contest. It takes place in a world I’ve been playing with since high school, and I hope to incorporate it into a larger story eventually. Continue reading

The Beginning

This is a small excerpt from one of my works in progress, False Starts, which is about two guys in college who make a ton of mistakes and fall in love. Continue reading

At Night

This is a quick scene, from an early draft of one of my works in progress, Echoes, a YA paranormal. It’s very rough, but it was a fun study in atmosphere. Continue reading

Petals

This is a work of flash fiction I wrote in college, in response to a writing prompt. I usually don’t write short stories, but when I do, they tend to be like this. I’d almost call it prose-poetry, but I’ll let you decide for yourself. Continue reading

Pop Culture

Why Does Everyone Like Vegeta?

Vegeta is a very popular character. It’s rare to see promotional material without him, and he’s one of the characters that is most recognized by people who aren’t familiar with the show—even among those who don’t watch anime. And there are good reasons for this. Continue reading