I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in journalism in 2010. I have served as a writer, designer and editor for university publications and have freelanced for the past year. A fan of classic literature and poetry, I try to write as often as possible and promote other writers looking to publish their work.
In this short story by Luke Atkinson, a young writer is troubled by his lack of purpose which puts a severe slack in his productivity. He addresses his writer's block while sitting on the front porch with his friend and roommate, Frank. In their conversation he realizes the danger of becoming complacent and tries to confront the self-doubt that plagues him in his postgrad career.
A young writer finds himself penniless and alone on a Thursday evening. To break the cycle of monotony, he journeys to the local pub for a drink. While there he meets a young girl who buys him drinks. She is an old friend and classmate who lends the young man an ear to ease his unhappiness. The young man accepts gladly and sheds his self-doubt in the process.
Some people believe pub games are only for fun, but some see it as an opportunity to seize money. Lucas Fox is one of those people and secretly rigs card games and takes bets on dart games. He recounts a story of his latest swindle and tries to justify his shady dealings.