Selected Writing

The Red Agenda

Writing directly, even minimally, is very in vogue these days. There are lots of clear writers, including my favorite writer of all time, Flannery O’Connor, but I am not so sold on the philosophy. I have a fondness for complication and sophistocation. While I have avoided it in recent years (because it is very unpopular), I still frequently dip in during those moments where it might still be considered appropriate: a reverie, a moment of madness, a climax, or as a trick when shifting point of view.

So I recognized that people would want this and I wrote The Red Agenda before leaving for the Creative Writing program. Armed with this and The Best Way to Travel, I was sure I had my bases covered, but in the end I had to write Clear as Day as a sort of extra insurance.