Columns by John Avent

About John Avent

John Avent studies Media Production and Creative Writing at the University of Alabama. John is from Fairhope, a small town located in Southern Alabama between the Gulf and Mobile Bay.

5 Proven Cures for Writer’s Block

  There’s an understood eeriness about this place. The cramped crick of teeth clenched drowns out the wind. Insects the size of pets clobber the windshield. Signs point directly at you pleading, stop, turn around, you’re going the wrong way.

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5 Proven Cures for Writer’s Block

  There’s an understood eeriness about this place. The cramped crick of teeth clenched drowns out the wind. Insects the size of pets clobber the windshield. Signs point directly at you pleading, stop, turn around, you’re going the wrong way.

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Tonight I am a Gravedigger

“Tonight I am a gravedigger. My day job, a desk clerk, took a cut and I’m in the middle of a vicious paper battle with my ex-lover.”

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Tonight I am a Gravedigger

“Tonight I am a gravedigger. My day job, a desk clerk, took a cut and I’m in the middle of a vicious paper battle with my ex-lover.”

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This Old Saloon

There’s a titter tatter hokey pokey rumbling the bones of this old saloon.  The thunder rolls thick through the wood and settles here under the foundation. The board and batten shutters swing off of hinges, plywood walls splinter and shave

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This Old Saloon

There’s a titter tatter hokey pokey rumbling the bones of this old saloon.  The thunder rolls thick through the wood and settles here under the foundation. The board and batten shutters swing off of hinges, plywood walls splinter and shave

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Riff Raff: An Oral Biography of Real Estate in New Orleans

“It wasn’t just that one house, either. At night, packs of diseased dogs would dig their way in and rummage through the homes. The street would flood with sewage. You couldn’t pay the city enough money to do their job. For Sale signs plagued sprouted up left and right. The whole neighborhood turned into a black hole in the housing market.”

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Riff Raff: An Oral Biography of Real Estate in New Orleans

“It wasn’t just that one house, either. At night, packs of diseased dogs would dig their way in and rummage through the homes. The street would flood with sewage. You couldn’t pay the city enough money to do their job. For Sale signs plagued sprouted up left and right. The whole neighborhood turned into a black hole in the housing market.”

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