Blackbird – Chapter 3

Rediscovered Passion WRITING HAS ALWAYS been a part of who I am. The first time I remember it surfacing was when I was an 18-year-old kid. Fresh out of high school I walked through my university campus trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. With many unanswered... Continue Reading →

Casting Judgement

"Don’t cast judgement until you are willing to judge yourself." - Topher Pike On your journey toward your new life, you will have many people stare at you with skepticism and tell you the life you want is impossible. They will say you don’t have the money, you are not smart enough, or your goals... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 2

Unlocking the Cage AS THE UNCLOUDED sun poked through the pastel shades enclosing my bedroom the next morning, I could feel my phone abruptly vibrating on the bedside table. I started to tremble in my lucid dream the moment before my sunken eyes opened for the first time. Reaching for my phone, I quickly notice... Continue Reading →

Powerful Wishes

"A thousand wishes unasked are worth nothing, but one dream surrounded with passion and purpose is powerful beyond belief." - Topher Pike   Have you ever dreamed of a genie who would appear in your darkest days in a haze of happenstance? A mystical figure who could provide you with three wishes that would change... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 1

In the Beginning THE DAY WAS June 6, 2016. The smell of freshly poured instant coffee surrounded my kitchen as I reached for my morning apple. Looking inside the interwoven reddish basket placed beside the fresh homemade bread, I arrived at the one closest to my unsteady hand. With my first insignificant decision made I... Continue Reading →

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