I have dabbled in writing short stories and other fiction in my spare time.
- Closer to the Earth – a semi-autobiographical look at deployment to Iraq. I submitted the story to the Keene Prize for Literature in 2008.
- Outliers – a story detailing the night before getting deployed. Submitted in 2009 to the Austin Chronicle Short Story Competition.
- The Same Still – a short story based on homelessness and the hidden causes behind it. Inspired by living on East Riverside Drive in Austin, TX for three years. Submitted to the Keene Prize for Literature 2010.
I would like to blame the students at the Michener Center for depriving me of $180,000 in prize money. Not really. They’re quite good.