when I started on the Creative Writing track, it was to write prose. I didnt
like reading poetry, and I certainly had no intention of writing it.
As it turns out, unfortunately, Im not very good at writing prose. Not fictional prose, that is. I do all right with technical writing and that kind of thing, but when it comes to creative writing it turns outironically enoughthat Im much better at poetry.
My fiction has all kinds of problems, certainly too many to go into here. Its not horrible, I dont think; its just not that great either. So what Im going to do here is include just a couple of pieces that are better than the rest. You can certainly feel free not to read them, of course. But theyre pretty short, and one of them (The Kleptomaniac You) I still actually kind of get a kick out of. Whether that actually means anything, I couldnt say. You tell me.