"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. --Mark Twain" Hi there. I’m a Midwest-based fiction writer. I’m fresh out of college and taking a stab at the writing life (when not at my day job, imbibing spirits, or chilling with my cat). I have hopes of joining an MFA program once I have some publishing experience–be it digital or in print–to my name. Sometimes I need a break from the writing thing, and my other interests include visiting art institutes, perusing literary journals and playing with social media.