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.
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  • Music I've Been Listening To Aren't you annoyed with websites that give you rankings of things? This website used to do that, but top 5/top 10/top X rankings are like, sooo 2010 ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2012, 10:35 PM by Jeff Brandt
  • Books I've Read Since Moving to New York I just got random inspiration to start keeping track of the books I've read (at least in part) since moving to New York on May 3, 2012. The order ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2012, 8:12 PM by Jeff Brandt
  • CineNotes I I've thought about doing this for awhile, and now I am. Oftentimes I see movies -- new or old -- and don't feel up to a full review, but still ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2012, 10:26 PM by Jeff Brandt
  • Easy A Easy A, starring Emma Stone as the spunky young Olive, translates the basic concept of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter for today's youth: society's scorn of adultery ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2010, 2:20 PM by Jeff Brandt
  • Boardwalk Empire (Eps. 1 and 2) Produced by Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter (wrote The Sopranos), and Mark Wahlberg, this instant-hit HBO show is lighting up the entertainment world after only two episodes. Heck, it was ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2010, 11:32 PM by Jeff Brandt
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