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The Jackson Witch
Prose

The Jackson Witch

  In tribute to Shirley Jackson’s story “The Witch”.   “That simply will not do, Jeffrey,” Prudence said. Jeffrey reluctantly placed the toy car back on the shelves and stared at the floor while his mother double-checked her grocery list. They’d been in Jackson’s Foods for less than ten minutes, and already Prudence Hyatt had scolded … Continue reading

Reality Check
Prose

Reality Check

My first published piece of prose, appearing in Portland Community College’s Alembic in Winter of 2011, and the piece of writing responsible for my marriage. Burl Jenkins stood tall and proud in his tattered old robe, at the utmost pinnacle of the wobbling living room recliner, exclaiming: “Are we Born Spitting hate and malice and … Continue reading

Easy Pickings
Prose

Easy Pickings

Published in Portland Community College’s Alchemy Literary Magazine, Spring of 2012. We finally get there, and all Max can say is he’s sorry there’s such a long line. I bring up the fact that if we had left when I recommended—a full two hours earlier—then maybe we’d be farther along. Already his thoughts have moved … Continue reading

Revamped and Revitalized: New Direction For Digital Mediast
Musings

Revamped and Revitalized: New Direction For Digital Mediast

Taken from the new About page: I’m Timothy Merritt, a writer, stay-at-home dad, husband, sometime-musician, comic book fanatic, chronic migraine sufferer, and all around “Renaissance Man” (that’s what my friends politely call me instead of saying I have too many interests). Digital Mediast started out as a blog to showcase coursework while I was attending … Continue reading

Through the Cracks
Essays

Through the Cracks

I spent my childhood in Great Falls, Montana. A small, isolated community of about sixty thousand, the idea of simple living still thrives there, and most residents disdain the fast-paced life of city folk. I have many warm memories of my youth there. My fear, however, is that my childhood perspective has tainted these sepia-drenched … Continue reading