"Only the few know the sweetness of the twisted apples." As a writer, my style was highly influenced by the works of Sherwood Anderson, William Faulkner, e.e. cummings, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman. No, I don't expect any comparisons to those writers, nor do I think that my writer's voice any such comparisons. But you have to have goals, and I feel I've set mine pretty high. I started to write a play in middle school, about the life story of Minamoto Yo&@$sune of Japan, but I never finished it. I had been strongly encouraged by some folks who came to visit our school from a local theatre playhouse, but alas, I began a trend that would dog me to this day. I've always known that words spoke to me in a way that, I felt, was deeper and richer than the way words spoke to the majority of others. I enjoy that way the turn of phrase makes the difference in what you feel. I remember the first time I read through Winesburg, Ohio how blown away I was. It was something to read an author's words that so closely echoed the way I viewed certain things in the world. I was at that moment that I began to write poetry and short prose. I have a few larger projects in mind. Mostly suspense-horror related items.