Poetry: The Misunderstood Merman

A couple months ago, I had mermen on the brain, so I ended up writing a poem about one! It was partly inspired by something I came across on the internet in which someone suggested maybe mermaids didn't mean to drown people (it turns out there is in fact a poem written by Yeats about this very thing). It was also partly inspired by numerous pieces of merman art I saw in which the mermen looked...
 

Poetry: A Collection of Some Short but [Bitter]Sweet Poems

So. I rarely share my poetry because it's always been a very personal thing for me, something I write for myself and myself only (unless I'm specifically writing it for a contest or a gift or something). But April is National Poetry Month! And I have decided to share a few of my shorter poems! These are all years old, nothing recent. Some of these weren't written with anyone or anything in...
 

Short Story: All’s Fair in Love, Ice Cream, and Power Outages (Part 2)

Just to refresh your memory, when Part 1 ended, our lovely drunk couple had just come up with the brilliant idea of eating all the ice cream before it melts and adding alcohol to it... And since I decided the rest of the story would just flow better if it stayed all together, here's Part 2, the final part, in the short...
 

Short Story: All’s Fair in Love, Ice Cream, and Power Outages (Part 1)

I originally posted this in 2015, but I kind of buried it and eventually took it down. So some of you might've seen it before, but most of you probably haven't. Anyway, I'm splitting it up into two or three parts to post it since it's over 2000 words, so here's Part 1 of a random, kind of cutesy short story of mine...