The name's Jeff Brandt. I'm a 26-year-old Alton, Illinois native living in the New York City borough of Queens. Long Island City (LIC) to be specific. I'm a writer of flash fiction and short stories with a penchant for the surreal, grotesque, and (hopefully) humorous. I studied Creative Writing as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Class of 2009.
Perhaps a more apt label for me than writer would be tinkerer. I like playing with words and seeing how they work. I intend on becoming a novelist at some point, but first I have to learn how to write a novel. For the meantime, I've been writing and submitting short works for publication.
My credits so far:
I will eventually be posting published stories on this website (where I have permission).
This website has bits and pieces of all sorts, from essays I wrote for college classes, to film reviews, to journalistic pieces, to blog posts on various topics. Please enjoy! And be sure to contact me if you have any questions or comments.