Welcome To All For Us (Short Story)

The story involves myself and a homeless man who I observed. He was an older black male who often told tales of his high school days playing on the basketball team. I just observed him for fifteen minutes and made an insightful comparison of my spirit, my spiritual journey and how people and their spirits are often not "one," but separate identities. More

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About Travis Lloyd

Since the age of 17, I became interested in writing. My writing teacher Ms. Byrne inspired me to write in her senior class. I was a person who I identified as a loner. I did not have a lot of friends and at that time, I was always intrigued to simply fit in with everyone else. I was not a jock, but rather a scholar in my academic life. I had opportunities to join chess club, but I declined since I felt I would be judged for making that decision instead of a physical sport. Ms. Byrne's class became a safe haven for me to write. I remember over spring break my senior year at Nicolet High School, Ms. Byrne insisted that I write over the spring break. She was impressed by my creativity and organization of my ideas and concepts on paper. I followed her advice and I became indulged in the idea that I did have a strength, better yet a gift that I would create with my words on paper. The last thing that my teacher ever said to me was written in my yearbook was..."Denzel, Keep Writing!" I follow her advice to this day and to that I thank you Ms.Byrne! I have been an active writer for almost ten years now because of her words to me when I graduated.

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