What’s in here?
The following is a collection of short stories that have spent more time hiding in the ones and zeros of my computer hard drives and the deepest parts of my brain than they ever should have. Many of the ideas have been inspired by real life events and it’s people, others by daydreams and the dreams that come when we close our eyes. Although it is a mixture of loose fact and even looser fiction, none of these stories are about anyone in particular that walks this fine planet we share. I hope you enjoy the stories on the following pages whether they make you smile or make you keep the lights on at night. Welcome to a small piece of me.
Who’s this for?
This collection I dedicate to those who have supported me even when I felt like dropping support of myself. Thanks Mom, also known as Gladys Aran-Cohen, for getting on my ass when I needed it and never letting up. For sacrificing years of your own life to make mine possible. A love that can never be repaid. Thanks to Abba, also known as Gil’ad Cohen, for stepping in and taking on one of the most important roles in my life and supporting me starting at 13 years old even though we were bound by my mothers marriage to you and not by blood. I hope in my lifetime I can live an ounce of your courage and have a heart half as big as you’ve brought to my family. Thanks to my best friend Christopher Villafuerte, you have been a source of true artistic inspiration, a ruthless peer always expecting the best of me, and for your never ending friendship and support at the highest and lowest moments that life can throw your way. And of course for being the biggest pain in the ass I would ever want by my side.
And many thanks go out to the rest of my family and my close friends who despite life’s own personal challenges, always took the time to listen and support the insane decisions I’ve made throughout my life.
For the believers.