Brad Nelson is a former backyard samurai and blue jeans Zen master who spends most of his time now on the back porch with his pipe and a cup of coffee. He retired his sword and took up the pen after serving five years as an interrogator in the US Army. Brad is also a creative writing MFA candidate at National University and Chief Editor of Eclectic Flash, a new online literary journal dedicated to publishing flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and anything else you can think of in fewer than 1000 words. Brad’s literary endeavors are forthcoming through a number of online and print publications–just as soon as he can decide where to send each piece. In this poem Brad takes us on a witty journey through the twists and turns, ups and downs of devotion to this craft we call writing. Follow and identify.
An Unfortunate Misspelling
By Brad Nelson
|I once misspelled my name B-A-R-D
And imagined myself connected to He of the same,
To whom we refer as The Immortal.
So I wrote a verse or two.
I wrote of life and death;
Now, I wonder who wrote those lines,
I still manage a few shaky-handed lines of scrawl.
You may find the greatest of my work published