A Confession and An Announcement
When I started writing again, I just wanted to write. Whatever felt important at the moment, I gave myself the indulgence of writing that.
Sometimes it would be poetry, tankas, and haikus. Other times it would be essays and short stories. I came to this platform with the intention to write fiction. I have been doing that but as I started seeing what was available here, getting inspired by what other writers were doing, my imagination was captured by the idea of humorous essays.
My wife suggested that I should read my work so people could hear my voice while they were reading my words. I thought that was a great idea. It’s not that I’m in love with myself. Yes, I am in love with myself. But that’s not why I thought it was a good idea. But there is a certain cadence to my writing that really comes through when you hear me talk — accent and all.
So I started reading and recording some of my work and posting it on Instagram. Lately, I started uploading it to YouTube, too. Subscribe to my channel.
I can’t remember how but that led to slams and open mics and, yesterday, I found out that I’ll be performing at the Wine Country Spoken Word Festival.
The theme for the night is forgotten memories and there is a solid teller line-up for the night. The stories are similar to the one I performed here. Get your ticket and come enjoy an evening of storytelling.
I have prepared a story that I’m excited to perform for everyone there.
My wife jokes that only a handful of weirdos think performing in front of 400 people is fun. I guess I’m one of those weirdos and I hope you come and see me perform if you are in the area.
If you enjoy this story, you would like my book, A Kick in the Balls.