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Amy West

Northern Corn – A short story by Anders Carlson-Wee

Welcome to the midwest. Witness the endless spread of corn. The tilled earth reborn. You are now traveling through a story about rollerblading – a story about what it’s like to be a rollerblader in a small town, about the bonds between bladers, about the confusion of growing up, about really bad skate spots. You are entering another dimension. That’s the sign post up ahead... ... Read More...

BuddyTour 2010

What follows is excerpts from a 30 page essay I wrote about Ian's and my mini-tour in December 2010. I've excluded some important, memorable events for brevity's sake involving Toy Story 3, a penis-obsessed Olympic athlete, Mike Lilly, and somebody pepper-spraying a sandwich. It is partly about rollerblading, but mostly a journal I kept while I was traveling. There are a few manipulations of time, but nothing drastic. Some paragraphs were literally copied and pasted out of context so it's not the most cohesive, fluent writing style. Deal with it. ... Read More...