Bad Habits


“You look like you’ve seen a ghost.” I wish that had been the case. It would have made it easier to explain. I stepped further into the kitchen and stopped to watch Lauren. Her hands moved in a blur of...

It Could Be Worse


My parents are fighting. Again. Which isn’t unusual. Typical evening, I tell myself. But tonight, they’re going at it pretty hard. Well, my mother is. She can yell at my dad for hours. Literally. No joke. I remember one...

Jonathan Austen

Hello, and welcome to my creative madness. I'm a writer, an IT professional, and adventure seeker. Fueled by my passion for people, places, and new experiences, I pour a lot of my personal life into my characters and stories. 

Here, you'll find short stories and random thoughts for your enjoyment. So, check in regularly and discover something new.