Archive for June, 2018

Fake Down

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

I received a General Discharge from the United States Navy in June of 2012.
Shortly after my flight from Tokyo to Seattle, I began working on a manuscript that covers adolescence through early adulthood:
-high school years/jobs in the suburbs of Texas and St. Louis
-college years/jobs
-in between years/jobs bouncing from StL, Brooklyn, San Antonio, and Austin
-my enlistment (RTC/DINFOS/USS George Washington)
-as well as some added vignettes to strengthen the themes and continue building narrative momentum

You can find the first 7 chapters in PDF form here:

Fake Down Chapters 1-7


Of course, there is accompanying music. A song for each chapter that share similar tone/theme/ideas/etc.

There is a total of 86 chapters (78,000 words) of this self-absorbed work that is entirely guilty of navel-gazing.
If you’re into that kind of thing, the complete manuscript is available upon request.