Tag: nonfiction

  • Free Write 2/6/2023

    Free Write 2/6/2023

    My first thought was anger. My second thought was pride. I guess there was a third, a burning wrath, built up from all those failures.

  • I Mourn the Living

    I Mourn the Living

    A poem by Tyler Golec Life hurts People don’t want to hear it when I tell them, But death doesn’t hurt at all Anxiety, fear, pain, These are feelings for the living When I bled out, heart stopped, I felt nothing I was aware of how nothing feels Do not mourn the dead They now…

  • A Rant Poem, I Guess

    A Rant Poem, I Guess

    A poem by Tyler Golec Drinking now, Listening to silence contemplating… Does this really matter Reading fancy phrased advice, pretty much saying Try hard, try harder, keeping trying hard I got lucky this way Maybe it will work for you I don’t really care how it worked for you Will I read this magazine front…

  • A Mid-Summer Trip – Hong Kong and Macau

    A Mid-Summer Trip – Hong Kong and Macau

    A summary of my trip to Hong Kong and Macau…

  • What a Long Strange Trip II: Shock

    What a Long Strange Trip II: Shock

                Looking back at the events below with four years of hindsight is interesting to say the least. It was great deal of fun, but I’m not necessarily proud of everything I did. However, honesty has its virtues, and this is my honest account of my first experience with culture…

  • A Fall Sunday, 2016

    A Fall Sunday, 2016

    Google maps says the bus should have been here at 1:26. It was 1:29 at that point. The bus may have been early, but I had been at the stop for five minutes. More likely, it was late. Seattle in the early fall wasn’t a bad place to wait. It wasn’t raining today, and I…

  • West Taipei, Insight of a Passer By

    West Taipei, Insight of a Passer By

    街拍 【致我親愛的西方讀者】美國人泰瑞:你聽過台灣嗎?你認識台北嗎? 2018-08-30 撰文 Tyler W. Golec 攝影 李尚謙 中譯 胡芷嫣 嚮導 西城編輯群・Chun Lu・陳鈺鈞 我們再也沒有為了重諾守信而葬身大水的風險了。然而現在,正是現在,這些遙遠的神祇,或許比任何時候都要來得親密地,守護著那些仍舊祭拜祂們的人們——那些至今還沒有忘卻祂們的台灣百姓們。或許會有更多台灣人,睜開眼看見就在十分鐘捷運之外的台北老城歷史。又或許我只是比較幸運,能透過一些仍然在乎的發熱眼神,看見老派台灣的風景。也或許,我們只是在一切都灰飛堙滅以前,親眼見證時光殘存的少數人。 There’s no risk of drowning here from flood water anymore. There is no need to take your own life, so you and your brother can patrol the streets as gods. Now perhaps these gods, more personal than ever, offering their eternal protection to those who will…

  • A Long Strange Trip: Welcome to Taiwan

    A Long Strange Trip: Welcome to Taiwan

    Tyler Golec, “It has been a long strange trip,” said Chris when my part was all done. It all began though in July 2014.   “America made me rich!” The Taiwanese-Japanese said again. “What did you do?” I asked, accepting another beer. “I was a bartender,” he said. “I sold beer at a store before…

  • The Scary Motherfucker Who Lives in the Basement

    The Scary Motherfucker Who Lives in the Basement

    Tyler Golec,   “Spider!” My aunt screams as she sprints up my basement stairs. You had a hole in a wall. It was opposite the bottom of the basement stairs, below a water gauge in a crack in the cement.  You were scary but that was half your charm. My uncle tried to kill you…

  • Kiss me Goku

    Kiss me Goku

    A Short Story by Tyler Golec “You should kiss me,” Andria suggested. The TV was on. Jason’s little brother had been watching Toonami before he’d left. Dragonball Z raged in the background. “You think so?” Jason asked smiling as he slid onto the couch where Andria already sat, knees against her chest.  They’d been dating…