“Blocked”a short story by Jeremy C Kester (all rights reserved) She was quiet as she looked at the dish in front of her. I wasn’t paying much attention to her as Instagram had my attention piercing my brain through the digitized images transferred to the screen of my phone. Honestly, it wouldn’t have mattered muchContinue reading “Blocked”


The other night, I did something that I didn’t believe myself capable of doing. It was a day after another action of similar intent. What did I do? I deleted four apps from my phone. Apps that I opened and used every day. Games, to be specific. Much like clearing space on the phone, takingContinue reading “Reduction”


Little patch of earth Where the fenceline ends Just a patch Barely fractioned of an acre The birds eat there. Seeds across the ground They peck. Hop. As the squirrels flip their tails Stealing what they can If I look hard enough It is all there is. Mine. Peaceful. My little window. Forgetting all else.Continue reading “Patch”

Less & Less Phone Time

It’s been one of my bigger goals of late. Being on my phone less. Cell phones, while a great tool, have ended up being a major, disappointing distraction. As I’ve written about before, I’ve sought to lessen these and other devices’ influence over me. And I’ve been successful. To a point… Over the past fewContinue reading “Less & Less Phone Time”