The location? A science fiction convention outside of Baltimore, circa 1980. Our little group attended all the local conventions and there were a lot of really fun times. Some people would say unusual times, I'd go with different since it wasn't at all unusual to us. Come along and get into my head as I recount some of our adventures at this fateful Balticon.
Reflections of the past, realities of the present, and hopes for the future. These aren't prompts, and anything could wind up here, from poetry to monologues. It's all about words, and the forms they lead us to.
Dear, Grocery Shoppers is a journal kept by Aaron Stone and his husband, Noah Fields. Here, they speak about nuances, moments of self-reflection, and just silly experiences that these two men can't help but make fun of. No matter the cost to their morality and reputation, Aaron and Noah love to turn anything and everything into a laughable moment. As they work in common retail jobs, they are here to instruct the masses on proper store etiquette through comedy. There will be consumer stupidity, nonsense from co-workers, and, worst of all...Karens.
As I push my boundaries, I learn more about this type of writing. My comfort level increases and hopefully my skill improves. Unlike writing larger stories where the canvas I paint on is vast, there is a beauty in writing poetry and telling a story or drawing an images in a few words.
Tristan James Michaels Jr. commonly known as TJ to his friends and family. TJ has been in a coma over the last year after being in a car accident and when he awakens he is confused as reality doesn't match what he lived. He is on a journey to recovery and has to figure out what really happened. The prior two stories will give you a background on what TJ went through. The characters from that story will be woven into this story and may serve in a different capacity than they did in other story.