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My Nonfiction Story “I Am an Abscess” Was Published in J Journal

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This true story, “I Am an Abscess,” is about a time when I sold drugs to high school kids with a heroin addict who was dating one of them. He was in his twenties. It was a pretty fucked up situation. Here’s a snippet. I Am an Abscess I am dopesick and coked up in my apartment—four bedrooms and a loft I share with five… 

My Nonfiction Essay “Two-Legged Virus” Was Published by Superstition Review

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An essay I wrote about helping others who may not deserve help was published recently by the Superstition Review. Here is a snippet of the story. Two-Legged Virus I want you to know the suffering of the redwood. Gods that lived thousands of years.Until we came along. Do you suppose these giants of the Earth burn each other when one refuses to vote for theright… 

A Chapter from My Book About Drug Addiction “Ghost” Was Published by The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

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A chapter from my book about drug addiction titled “Ghost” was published recently in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review. Here’s a snippet of it. A Chapter from My Book About Drug Addiction I live in a world of spirit. Each day I am sober is miraculous and terrifying. Each day I am sober should not be. I am a ghost who walks and breathes. ***… 

A Chapter of My Addiction Memoir / Alcoholic Memoir Titled “Unbridled” Was Published Recently

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I recently wrote an addiction memoir / alcoholic memoir about my experiences using and drinking and then getting sober. The first chapter I’ve had published titled Unbridled was published recently in Another Chicago Magazine. You can read it in its entirety here, but here is a snippet of the story. Unbridled from my Addiction Memoir / Alcoholic Memoir I have moved into a third-story apartment… 

What Addiction Is Really Like—My True-Life Recovery Story

On June 19th, 2018, I was able to tell my true-life recovery story on stage at the Moody Performance Hall thanks to an incredible opportunity from Oral Fixation and with the shrewd guidance of Nicole Stewart as my editor. The entire show, which featured many other performers in addition to myself, was based around a simple phrase, “All Over the Map,” which I felt was…