When I Die

I wrote this song for This Is How You Die.


The Stranger

I finished this song on January 5, 2012. You can hear some of my music at chrismackey.bandcamp.com.


I sleep under a blank ceiling

My dreams rarely have a meaning

In between is a nothing that I created

I wake up mean, thinking of everything I ever hated


I think there’s a ghost living inside of me

It controls most of everything that I see

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“Filmies” Pilot

A year ago, a friend of mine had an idea for a web series. He asked me to take it from idea to script. I wrote 3 episodes and outlined 3 more. Then he made the first episode.

Here’s that pilot.

2011 Wrap Up

In 2011, I started and finished:

8 stories, some short, some shorter

18 songs

3 videos


I’m perfectly fine with these numbers looking back, while during the year I felt a constant anxiety of not “doing anything.” I think it’s mostly due to a lack of discipline. I wrote in short bursts whenever it wanted to come out. In 2012, I’ll be working toward a creative routine.



The Package

Septemer 20, 2010

This is a short story I wrote for a challenge from NPR called “Three Minute Fiction.” It’s a series of challenges to write a story that can be read out loud in three minutes.

This one had to start with the line, “Some people swore that the house was haunted.” And it had to end with the line, “Nothing was ever the same again after that.”

If you’ve read anything on this blog, you understand that I picked up my pen immediately.


The Package

Some people swore that the house was haunted, that the windows flickered with light, an occasional crash heard from the gate. I had never seen these signs of life from beyond, or any life at all.

I rode my bike by the old house every day, sometimes stopping at the gate to squint into the distance. Legend had me watching for a ghost, not the squatter that my instinct was demanding.

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