The Life She Left Behind

Mar 21st, 2016 Short Stories awalls 1 min read

Published in The Helix Magazine, Fall 2015 (Excerpt:) I stand at our favorite spot under the dogwood tree. There are day-old cigarette nubs piled underneath, but none of them are hers. I keep walking around to the edge of the cliff, searching for signs that Marie was here, but there’s not a single trace of her. For as long as I can remember, the sky has…

Redmonton

Feb 10th, 2016 Film awalls 3 min read

Last fall, I wrote and directed Redmonton, a dramedy web series that has already earned 18 film awards from LAIFFA, IIFA, IndieFEST, and other international film festivals this year. Redmonton: Behind the Scenes Photos Learn more about the show at www.redmonton.com It’s kind of bizarre to think about how it all started. For those who don’t already know the story, Redmonton is a funny and honest look…

Fiction Meets Life (Stories)

Feb 1st, 2016 Other Projects awalls 2 min read

Fiction Meets Life is an online project of mine that eventually led to the creation of the award-winning Redmonton web series that premiered last fall. My idea was to create a deeper engagement for readers by combining written and visual storytelling. Taking from my experience working for a news media company in Washington, DC, I was inspired by interactive storytelling sites produced by The New York Times and other newspapers,…

Liars and Cheaters

Jan 29th, 2016 Short Stories awalls 1 min read

Published in Halfway Down the Stairs (Excerpt:) Out of the second floor window, Alex climbs barefoot down the drainpipe in a dark alleyway with the ends of her black dress flapping upward from the wind, revealing her soft bare skin underneath. She’s a beautiful and fragile creature, her feet delicately wrapped on both sides of the pipe as she steps, one foot at a time, down…

Fú (Luck)

Jan 20th, 2016 Short Stories awalls 1 min read

Published in Drunk Monkeys Magazine (Excerpt:) Today of all days, the streetcar to Old Town ran more than an hour late. It was almost four o’clock by the time it stopped in front of Uncle Wu’s store at the southwest corner, where the Pearl ends and Chinatown begins. She could see him hanging up dried squid in the gold, octagon-shaped window, but today she didn’t have time…