Flipping the Scales

Flipping Scales

Meredith and Marina’s lives have been flipped upside down. When the translucent skirt that straight-A-student Meredith finds hidden on the beach gets wet, it transforms her legs into a mermaid tail. Despite the evidence in front of her, she insists that becoming a mythical creature isn’t scientifically possible. Marina is allowed to experience one day […]

Countdown

Ten— Fingers clench, Fearing all the possibilities Of how this could go wrong.   Nine— Lives flash before me, Mine and all those I’ve touched, All praying I succeed.   Eight— Enough is enough! These seconds are like years. I can’t stand the wait.   Seven— Wonders await me If I get this accomplished. I’ve […]

Game 7

I’m sitting here at my laptop during the pre-game show of Game 7 of the World Series. Though I’m not a diehard fan of either the Kansas City Royals or the San Francisco Giants, I am a diehard fan of baseball. At any point during a season, I know which teams are hot and which […]

What’s in a Name?

I love titles. Titles are a quick way of telling people about the movie or TV show you watched, the song you heard, the artwork you looked at, or the book you read. You’ll ask people: “Did you see the last episode of Breaking Bad?” You’ll tell people: “I just read Harry Potter, and so […]

Everybody Loves an Underdog

I’m a big fan of baseball, and October brings the post-season and the World Series. My beloved Red Sox missed the playoffs by a lot this season, but I still follow and watch games because of how much I love the sport. At the time of this post, there are only four teams remaining, playing […]

Finding an agent / Finding a match

During the summer of 2013, I wrote the first draft of a Young Adult novel. I had a few trusted people read it and make comments. My beta readers told me where I needed more description or explanation and where I needed less, they told me what worked (a lot) and what didn’t work (thankfully, […]

Tracks

Tracks

Not a book, but a one-act play… Drama. By Peter Tarsi. Cast: 4m., 6w. A group of strangers meet in a dirty subway station. They have arrived with limited personal belongings, their watches have stopped and they all claim to be in different cities. Soon they learn there is no way out of the station, and the […]

“A writer writes, always.”

The above quote is said by Billy Crystal in the film Throw Momma from the Train, and it’s a line that has stuck with me…always. Why? Well, because I like to write; always have. I’ve been creating stories and plays for as long as I can remember. I’ve had the good fortune to have produced and […]