Hi everybody! I hope you’re having a good day. Me, I’m having a GREAT one because a story that I put months into writing has been accepted for publication in the place I got my start, Trajectory Journal! “Following My Destiny” is an immersive narrative from a mass shooter named Chance McCandless that puts you inside his head. It’s a strange and scary place to be, but at the same time gives readers insight to how a mass shooter thinks and goes about things. I’m planning on writing a more in depth account of my experiences while writing this piece, but the short version is this: These people don’t usually pop into being overnight. The damage begins early and grows, creating a need to be seen, to act, to cause hurt to as many others as possible. This is how things are with my fictional character, Chance. Add in an unstable home life, strange environment, and a doomsday evangelist podcaster, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. This was a really different experience for me. Being Chance was terrifying as were the nightmares that came along with the job, but I think the results are worth it. I hope you will too. I’ll keep you posted about when the spring 2022 issue of Trajectory Journal becomes available and encourage you to try this independent literary journal that’s geared towards adults and contains a great mix of poetry, prose, and artwork. Check them out at http://www.trajectoryjournal.com to read some kickass work!