When I was 14, I used to write. A lot. I loved creating worlds. Using my characters to express my emotions. They stories were about kids, like me. Gay teenagers who wanted to find someone and somewhere to belong. Of course, not being out, I coul... Read more
We never go anywhere on our vacation. In fact, we rarely leave the house except for maybe grocery shopping or to let the dogs out.
Why was this my best vacation ever?
I found out that not one, but TWO of my stories are going to be publ... Read more
Today I received a contract to publish my story "500 Miles". The editor, who is apparently a pretty tough lady, said it was touching and made her cry.
Then a friend of mine sent me this lovely gift to congratulate me.
parkerwil... Read more
Even though I've been using SparkPeople daily to track my food, still I've screwed up (a lot). Not really sure how or when. I stay under calories nearly every day, but for some reason still picked up some of the weight I've lost.
So it's ba... Read more
I recently posted my very first public story, "Nuttin' for Christmas". The story of Eli who must save the man he loves, Tommy, before it's too late.
This is a young adult story, there is no sex and should be pretty much age appropriate for ... Read more
One. More. Hour. I can hear my bed calling. It's whispering sweet nothings in my ear. The vile tempter. It knows I'm not strong enough to resist, it understands that my flesh is weak. It relishes the power that it has over me, and I feel honored... Read more
It's strange, you know?
We're adults. In charge of our own lives. At least that's the theory.
Yet somewhere inside each of us is a child, aching to have their feelings justified. We're never pretty enough. We're never thin enough. ... Read more
November 5, 1986 a young Will Parkinson walked into The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee as a new employee. November 5, 2012 a much older Will Parkinson will be celebrating 26 years at his job and, oddly enough, still enjoys it.... Read more
I've tried to take my goals one step at a time. I've tried before to make large, sweeping goals and found that I got depressed when I didn't reach them quickly enough, got discouraged and started the cycle all over again. Usually a lot heavier... Read more
As I sit here writing this blog, I have a very happy, sassy cat in my lap. Cider is looking up at me with such affection and love and it makes me realize that I'm perfect. At least to him.
Every one of my fuzzy kids knows I'm perfect, too... Read more
When is it 'too late'? (Advice if you've a mind to do so, please) (Kind of long, too.)
Only a few people (all family members) know the story I'm about to relate. I've never told anyone outside my family because...well, I guess I was embarrasse... Read more
I've gotten back into reading with my Nook. Recently I've developed a fondness for certain types of short stories and novels that I guess could be classified as 'romance', but not exactly. The issue? I read one yesterday (it was the third in a... Read more
Over our vacation Paul and I stumbled. A big stumble, too.
We ate quite a bit of stuff that we oughtn't have eaten. Some deep-fried stuff from one of our favorite restaurants and some vegan shakes from the ice cream place down the street.... Read more