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Scott Parson, writer

Going Off-Road

. . . traveling the rocky patches of the journey to writerhood. Those times when traffic signs are ignored, the GPS is turned off, and you find yourself rolling over broken pavement, intractable mud, or inescapable ruts.

Discovering Yourself in the Archives

Readers leaving thumbprints on the writer's psyche.

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Mummy Stories cover image

Clueless in Tap Shoes

No better cure for those itchy dancing feet than a little public humiliation.

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Tap Dance in Scrabble Tiles

Severe Bite Marks

Setting a match to romantic opportunities began in grade school.

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Missing Tooth Girl

Poor Horseman of the Apocalypse

Guys always think they're better on horseback than reality allows them.

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Rocking Horses

Opera in My Shorts

All that's left of my brief career at City Opera is a couple of grainy photos and a vivid memory of sharing the stage with Bevery Sills.

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Scott in La Loca Costume as Captain

Fire in the Pie Hole

Sometimes the things we learned to do when we were younger, make our peers wonder at our sanity. Or get us invited to some strange parties.

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Scott fire eating

Great Lit in the Time of Zits

How Victor Hugo reached out from the grave to teach me timeless storytelling and keeping one's ignorance to one's self.

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Hunchback & Esmeralda

Halloween in My Head

There is a perfect Halloween in my head.  All it takes is a little bit of rayon, a little bit of polystyrene.

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Pirate Costume

Header photo by Lubo Minar on Unsplash
Tap Dance thumbnail by DanceWearCentral