Status Update and Some Good News

Hey, all! And by all, I mean the two or three people who follow this blog. But that’s okay, everybody’s got to start somewhere, right? Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I haven’t given up the ink and keyboard just yet. Since my last post, I’ve been working on wrapping up my last quarter of college with 20 credits worth of classes, and it hasn’t been a schedule that’s allowed for much unbridled work-time when the rest of my life’s demands are taken into account. Fortunately, I’m graduating tomorrow, and it looks like I’ll be making it out with a 4.0 in at least two classes, so that’s killer.

However, there’s one other thing that’s been holding me back as of late: A combination chest-cold and gastrointestinal condition. While the former is unpleasant yet manageable, the latter is a mysterious affliction that’s been going on for almost two months, leaving me with consistent nausea and abdominal pain that ranges from “it feels like I have literal heartburn” to “it feels like whatever’s in front of me right now needs to transform into a toilet, or we’re going to have to waste a perfectly good towel around here” (I haven’t gotten sick–yet–which should calm me, but I have no idea if it’s getting worse or not). But I won’t bore and/or gross you out with any of my tinfoil hat theories about what’s wrong with me; the point is, I’ve been seeing doctors and getting tests as consistently as I can, and the consensus so far is that it’s at least not anything deadly or parasitic. I’ll just tough it out through whatever happens!

Still, I have gotten some things done. I’m juggling two new short stories right now (in addition to a finished one!), and I’ve also completed a couple of new poems that I’m pretty proud of. Being a member of the college writing club certainly helped, if only because we decided to do writing prompts every week–however, I had to pass up on penning an elaborate metafictional espionage version of Cinderella that I thought up, because my English 102 paper was due the coming Tuesday and I was only halfway done.

But I digress. Here’s the news: The Timberland Regional Library has three (3) copies of Distortions in their catalog as we speak! I mean, as I speak. Type. Whatever. Anyway, at last count, there’s two checked out from Centralia and Chehalis, and one available in Lacey, though that’s sure to change quickly. So if you live within TRL’s range (some part of Washington State) and can’t afford a copy of your own, or can but don’t feel like promoting my career, then go to and search for “Distortions” by Trevor White!