About

More often than not, people wonder what I’m up to. 

I’m a people watcher, and love to tell a stranger’s story, as I see it.  If you see me reading or writing in a coffee shop, there’s a good chance I’m making up a story about you at that very moment.  I’m a visual person who loves finding inspiration in my surroundings, and believe that sometimes the smallest detail can tell the majority of the story, if you have the sense to recognize it.  I just won my first contest, and will post the link once they have it up.  That includes publication!  My first published work!

My first book The Z Word, is out and available on Amazon both in paperback and for Kindle! It’s also out for the Nook.

My second book, Capturing a Moment, is also out and collects many of my flash fiction pieces that I typed onto vintage photographs using my antique typewriter! You can also purchase some of my original art, both in digital and print format, at my Etsy website! Check it out HERE. Plus you can purchase an anthology that includes some of my flash fiction never seen online here.

I’ve just completed my first novel, an apocalyptic tale, and am actively searching for an agent.

Also, after purchasing a few boxes of photographs from the 1920s-1950s, I am currently pulling one out at random and making up the story that I think the photo tells.  So far it’s been quite the inspiring box, if I do say so myself.

I’ll also post other writing here once in a while, such as flash fiction, nonfiction, or whatever else comes out.

Click on the button to the right if you want to like my facebook page and get updates!

Thanks for reading!

86 responses to “About

  1. Really like your blog! Enjoy your writing very much and such super photographs! Thank you ever so much for your lovely comment today.

    Kate

  2. Hello, I found your site through Dave’s blog, and I have to say that it awoke my attention, even upon a first and superficial look.
    I added you to my blogroll: As a fellow “writer-photographer” it will be my pleasure to follow your work and get to know you better.
    I value your opinion, and I will like to have you visiting my blog as well:

    http://maurometallo.wordpress.com/

    Best,
    Mauro.

  3. I feel like a cheater doing the same thing as you. But honestly, our stuff is on completely different spectrums when you take a close look. Why is it that I’m always writing about cigarettes?

    Read my blog, is what I’m getting at.

    Love you stories.
    <3 Laura

  4. And I haven’t seen this side of you either. I like it…your writing is great, definitely a lot less analytical then mine but so much more entertaining…

  5. Your stories are really interesting :)

  6. Hey Dennis, thanks for coming by and reading. I will do the same; your site and your interests seem to match mine. Glad to have found you; hope you visit again soon.
    Cheers!

  7. very VERY cool is your idea to write about those photos! I’ll read your stories now. thank you very much for adding me:) and your comments and just for your attention :)!

  8. Come see me. I think you’d love poking around in our friday flash group. If for nothing else…to people watch.

    Karen :0)

  9. If you would like to use my images to inspire your stories I would be more than happy for you to use them in your blog, I would be willing to share some work in a style otherwise unpublished, and I would love to do work for you based on your stories. Send me an email I would love to talk.

  10. Dennis,
    I love the whole idea of your blog! Enjoyed reading the writing you’ve done. I’ll be back, and am putting you on my links.
    kevin

  11. Just stumbled across your blog…love the idea of making up stories from the old pics. I’ve read of few of the flash fiction entries too, and really like the flow of your words. Keep up the good work!

  12. You are a good writer. Nice work.

  13. Hi Dennis,
    I’m changing my blog and was hoping you could update my URL address in your blogroll. My new URL is:
    http://www.lazyphotographer.ca
    Right now it’s pointing to my current blog but will change once the new one is complete.
    Thanks.
    P.S. I’m still blown away by your writing every time I pop by here. Nice work.

  14. Hey Man! you came into my work (maggie moos), left an awesome cd and told me to check out this site! your stuff if really neat! good work!

  15. moondustwriter

    what a great idea to take photos and write stories. Aren’t you a genius. (Head nods)

    Love your stories too.

    Thanks for visiting the moondustwriter

    smiles for your week

  16. I really like your writing, it makes me so happy and nostalgic. I’ll definitely be coming back :) Thanks for reading my (very new) blog attempt!

  17. yeah, only a genius can do like that. well, you are.

  18. Thanks for commenting on my blog! You have some really cool p

  19. I love your short stories, the concept of your blog is awesome!

  20. I’m a huge people-watcher and love making up stories. When I lived in Seattle close to downtown I loved just sitting on my couch and looking out the window and wondering what people were doing, and where they were going.

    I haven’t made it past your intro yet, but look forward to reading your stuff! Thanks!

  21. I like these snapshots! Methinks I shall return. Keep writing.
    -Sara

  22. Thanks for your comment today. Took some time to read about who you are and love that you love to watch people — a favorite pastime of mine as well — always wondering who they are and what kind of world they are spinning in. Congrats on being published; no small feat discovering what you were meant to do and doing it.

  23. thewhitebuffalowoman

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Really enjoy your writing – especially how you capture relationships so well.

  24. Hello! Thanks for dropping by. :)

    Love the description of your craft.

  25. That’s true! Although I do have an affinity for garden gnomes.

    Is it terrible that I totally relate to the male characters in your stories?

  26. vampireontheinside

    I love your blog! :) I enjoy writing myself & you inspired me to write something right now! Thank you :)

    PS:Keep up the good work!

  27. Hello! I have a young blog One Story Project. I am looking for writers, poets, artists who would be willing to write a guest post or contribute their work (photography, art) to One Story Project blog. If you are interested, check my blog out at http://onestoryproject.wordpress.com/. Let me know!

  28. Hey Hey

    Thanks so much for your comments on my blog.

    Can you email me the details of the story you would like me to work with you on. I am definitely interested :)

  29. Thanks for visiting Big Happy Nothing! I love “Inspired by a word …” I love that you found inspiration in rhubarb. I didn’t think anyone could do anything with it beyond make a pie.

  30. thanks for stopping by my blog. yes many more will come. i’m playing catch up at the moment!

  31. Very intriguing. I’ve done some fiction writing based on photos. They’ve all been photos I’ve taken, though. I love the idea of making up a story around a found picture. I have yet to read your stuff, other than the first couple of paragraphs of “Pillow Baby,” but I will do so.

  32. love your photos and envelops. I too have taken to writing stories about photographs, only my photos are old family photos. Most of the people in my pics I have never known; I like to write small stories about them because having no story is worse..

  33. I have similarities with you. I love writing, and most of the time it’s about life and its happenings, which include the people I see or meet and their stories. I love writing it, although I’m not very good at writing. :(

  34. tq den for coming over to my blog and for your wonderful comments.. maybe you’d enjoy my archive postings like “life”, “scented flowers”, errr.. “a tale from the sky” and “caged”?

  35. Really love what you do :) Just as you are, I am too a people watcher and it is amazing how you can manufacture so much about someone you had seen for like a fraction of a second :D

    Cheers :)

  36. Not sure if you watch Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, but in your little icon picture, you look like Duff. But then here in your about section, you look like Geoff. Are you a pastry chef shapeshifter?

  37. A nice twist of sweetness and awesomeness is evident in each of your photographs.

  38. I’ve just spent more than an hour on this blog, reading some favorites over and over. This stuff is addictive.

  39. Inspiring. Beautiful work. :)

  40. Hey that’s cool, I like the kind of blog you’re making, box of old pictures with typewriter text, it must be inspiring… good idea!! I like it too, watching people and imagine their lifes, sometimes… I had once a very old picture of two aged people, they were on my wall, and they were so beautiful with their smiles, i did’nt know who they are but I already like them.
    Thanx for coming to my blog even if it’s in french… you just have to put text in a translator! but it’s in Quebecois slang so… anyway, thank for coming by!! (excuse my poor english !!) Genevieve

  41. what a cool project with the purchased old photos. Cant’ wait to read the made up stories!

  42. Hey! i really love your blog! its a great idea and it is definitely really inspiring and interesting to read your stories. :)

  43. Hey, thanks for visiting my blog, cosnsidering the asylum! Well at least a medical/personal leave, my job is my biggest stressor right now!
    Your blog is great, very interesting! Will be following!

  44. Totally in love with your blog. Shared it with my facebook friends today. Probably not in the best interest of my own writings (my “fans” will likely never return), but the heart-grabbing that you do is just too good not to share.

  45. runningtowardstillness

    Just saw the latest video of the inseperable little girls and loved it. I love the idea of a single frame inspiring a life story. And I love Zooey and Xander – I wish they were friends of mine.

  46. Found you via the “Writing” tag…I’m always impressed by those who can successfully execute flash fiction. It’s hard to smoosh the good stuff into such a short space — well done!

  47. I’m totally diggin’ your blog! I’ve really enjoyed reading it. Keep up the great posts and I’ll be stopping back.

  48. I don’t even know how I came across your blog (I’m totally new to the whole blogging thing), but I just read pretty much all of your posts over the last hour or so because I just couldn’t stop smiling. Thanks for the romance and nostalgia that kept me thinking and smiling for the day!

  49. Oh wow. I so love blogs like this. Anytime one falls in my lap, it’s like a gift from the entertainment gods. You have such a fresh voice, and a fun, creative, thoughtful perspective. I’m very much looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Thanks for stopping by 36×37 yesterday, congrats on your first published piece, and best of luck with your novel!

  50. Am adding your blog to my blogroll. Am hoping that’s ok. I just so enjoy it and I know that my friends and family will too.

  51. I recently tried writing stories based off of random google images with little success (I could never find a picture i WANTED to write about). I love your stories though and I must say I’m truly inspired. Keep up the good work!!

  52. u r a genius…
    I just had to repeat it :D

  53. I like you blog! Bravo Dennis!
    Ciao!

  54. Just wanted to say I really enjoy your blog! Keep writing!

  55. good luck with the agent-hunting, but it looks to me that you’d be having less trouble with that cos you write very well :)

  56. Had to check out your blog…you’re doing wonderful things!

  57. The funny thing is… The crazy misinterpretation that I had after reading your freshly pressed. It was so good that I thought it was real but then I found out it was fake and my immediate reaction was that you must be a sociopath incapable of real feelings so you do this to imagine that you have real family connections. But after reading this I see what a brilliant imagination is and how miss conceptions can unintentionally be formed. I can relate to you now because I have been a people watcher for years and I too come up with stories but the best ones I have found need no explanation. (i.e. Like the kid with the identity crisis that was wearing heavy metal garb, nerdy glasses, a thick gold chain, a cowboy hat while saying on the phone,” SHOOT homey you wish’d”
    Ive enjoyed watching you!LOL!

  58. Hi. I’m ahungryartist, a fellow blogger on the blogosphere. I’m really enjoying your blog. Can’t wait to read your novel. Any progress on finding a publisher?

  59. Your ideas are truly INSPIRING!
    Thanks for exposing yourself man.
    Peace,

  60. wayfaringthoughts

    I really hope I walk into a coffee shop to find you scribbling a story based off the minute detail of my scarf. Love, love, love the blog.

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  62. thank you! your blog is fantastic! good luck for everything :)

  63. Hello,
    I noticed you commented upon my morality of the internet article I published last week and I would like to say thanks :)! I have since, posted a follow up article if you could have a read and express your views I would be very grateful. See: http://rebeccacraft.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/morality-on-the-internet-revisited/
    Really enjoyed looking around at your blog, perhaps I could add it to my blog roll? Keep it up!
    Thanks, Rebecca.

  64. Hi! Just wanted to say that I really like your pieces with “the guy and girl” for example the one on the 80s cartoons and the one on Valentine’s day. I don’t know why, but it makes for a scene from a “really great” relationship!

  65. Hi! i found your site through the ‘writing’ tab, and really like your works. I’m a fellow writer too and I Love the wit and comedy in you weave in the stories, especially the shorts. Definitely will be making my way back to your site in the future… :-)

  66. Wow…such a fan, here…You are brilliant and SO creative!!

  67. the little smiley at the bottom of your blog made me smile.. :)
    it’s interesting here. :)

  68. Hello, I got nominated for this versatile blogger award thing, where you then in turn nominate 15-20 blogs that you follow. I only just subsribed to your blog, but I wanted it to be one of the ones that I nominated, I hope this is ok, Laura.

    http://theartandillustrationsoflauradavies.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    • Thank you so much Laura, I appreciate it! I only post my stories here, but I have a blogroll where I have my favorites. But I will definitely add you to my blogroll since I love your art!

  69. thoroughly enjoy your voice–engaging, endearing, enlightening. definitely will be back to read more :)

  70. Hey! I found you again! I still adore your website. Hugs! :)

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