Eric Shay Howard lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s the author of the fiction collection, Crushes, and is a literary editor. He also works at a law firm and is writing his second book. He’s a graduate student in the Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA in Creative Writing program at Eastern Kentucky University.
I wasn’t productive this weekend. I started re-watching Arrow and to get started on the new show The Flash, went to a bar with a friend, got drunk, and talked with him about Arrow and The Flash. My new friend is nice. He’s a heavy set black guy with three jobs and a yellow car. My boyfriend is jealous of him. My boyfriend is forty and my friend is twenty-eight, one year older than me. I think my boyfriend is afraid I’ll leave him for a man who’s younger than him. My friend keeps referring to my boyfriend as my husband. I keep telling him he’s not my husband; in fact I don’t believe he’s interested in ever marrying me at all. My boyfriend called me as my friend was driving me home. “You better talk to your husband,” my friend said after I answered it. I think it made my boyfriend uncomfortable.
I’m sober now and I’ve read “Araby” by James Joyce and “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro from The Norton Introduction to Literature. Fox farms and Cinderella. James Joyce must have hated Cinderella or whatever version of that tale that he would have been exposed to. Yes, I just compared “Araby” to Cinderella. You may scold me now.
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Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA Summer Residency, 2022. Photo by Ben Keeling.
I’m Eric Shay Howard and I’m a bad blogger. I’m also an author. I live in Louisville, Kentucky and work at a law firm.
I’m currently a graduate student in a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Lately, I’ve been blogging about that. I also have a Master of Business Administration and have completed a few certificate programs in Human Resource related studies. Occasionally I blog about business and other MBA-related things. Blogging about my day, bad dates, or package delivery issues are also not out of the question.
I wrote a fiction collection called Crushes and self-published it because sometimes I just like to push buttons and see what happens. I think this book is pretty alright, I suppose. Buying a copy helps me out. Feel free to leave a review on Amazon as well.
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Here are some other blogs and people that I like to read or keep up with. The order is arbitrary because I started out going for alphabetical order but then got busy with classes or something so now sometimes I just rearrange them for no reason.
I made a really bad podcast over the summer called Equipment Test! because I bought a microphone. But if you like really bad podcasts, you can listen to it here, or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other places.