Jul 302015
 July 30, 2015  Posted by on July 30, 2015 Tagged with: ,  No Responses »

One of my favorite classes in high school was Creative Writing.  It exposed me to different types of writing, and, even though I had written off and on since I was a kid, it was the first time I had put together pieces that I thought were worth reading.

Sadly, high school was a long time ago, and most of those pieces are long gone.  There is something that has survived to this day though, a poem called “A Life Without.”

I believe the assignment was to write a poem based on an emotion.  It was pretty well received (I got an “A” on it, anyway), and after the class ended I posted it on the website Poetry.com.  Several years ago they changed their site around, and I thought it was lost forever in some database.  I had attempted to recreate it a few times, but could not remember all of the lines.

Thankfully, a couple years ago the site made it easier to find archived works, allowing me to finally be reunited with my long last writing.  I had posted it on an older blog, but since this is now my ‘writing’ site, I decided to post it here as well.

Happy reading!


A Life Without, by Stephen Gray


Darkness surrounds you, an endless void as your world collapses.

You see her, lying there motionless, and wonder what comes next.

The smell of building sweat, mixes with the salty tears.

It causes discomfort, but you do not notice.

You try to walk, but with nowhere to go.

Nothing for you now.

A distant thunder roars, like the low boom of a cathedral bell.

An endless rain pours.

Falling like tears upon your broken soul.

Life flashes before your eyes, a life with her.

One that you will never be able to live again.


Nowhere to go.

Nothing for you now.

Jul 292015
 July 29, 2015  Posted by on July 29, 2015 Tagged with:  No Responses »

Another year. Another adventure.

This isn’t exactly uncharted territory. I’ve been blogging off and on (mostly off) for several years now. You can read about my prior adventures here and here.

Those other blogs contain a lot of history, which I did not necessarily want to carry over into this one.  Mostly because they have been primarily weight loss blogs, and I have not considered myself a “weight loss blogger” for several years.  There is nothing wrong with being one though, and it’s an awesome community that I am proud to be still consider myself a part of.

But that’s not what this blog will be about, at least not primarily.

You see, I’ve taken something that I have been passionate about since I was a little kid, and I have finally started to do something with it.  I am on my way to becoming a fiction author.

Well, I guess I already am one.  I’ve written stories before, and have even self-published a couple, which you can find here and here.

I’d like to use this blog to write about the process, my story ideas, and the craft in general. And sure, I may throw a few general things out there.  This is not a weight loss blog, but that is a journey I’m still on, so I may post about it from time to time. Or I may write about homebrewing, or my cats, or the other experiences life has thrown at me.  I’m not leaving anything off the table.

So I hope you’ll stick around.  Things could get pretty interesting.

Happy reading!