Welcome! My name is John Laurits and I have wrested control of this obscure corner of the internet from an old, feral cat meme — now, it is mine (because my name is on it). I did all of this so that I could pretend to be some kind of big-shot writer with a fancy website. For the sake of simplicity, I have forced all that I’ve created into several categories, labeled writing, poetry, & Journalism.
I use a variety of mediums in my work — including (but not limited to) words, meters, numbers, feelings, forms, and mental illness. Typically, I utilize these tools to craft almost needlessly ornate sentences, which wind up being grammatically correct, nonetheless, and, when carefully stitched together, begin to pass as short stories, verses, articles, grocery lists, gibberish, & the occasional polemic.
“Logical, concise, irate, compassionate.”
– Ben Martens, a confused wizard
commenting on John’s writing
“Why are you doing this to yourself?” you might ask. Good question! I don’t know! But, having graduated from a small university with a useless degree in eastern philosophy, I suppose that I felt obligated to commence the “failing author” chapter of life (while pursuing further studies in esotericism & mythology, among other unmarketable skill-sets). My end-game strategy will be to pray that, once the crippling student-loan debt discovers that I’ve become a magical philosopher-poet, it will just go home, dejectedly giving up all hope that I will ever have any money for it to take. Anyway, if you want to find the latest stories, articles, & rhymes you should go to the section called…
Or — if you find yourself wondering, “who does this guy thinks he is…?” — I can point you to the pages, John Who?, Why?, and this kinda-boring interview. Lastly, I’d like you to know that I welcome and appreciate feedback of any kind — please, don’t hesitate to leave a comment!
Oh! And, if you’re looking to do a good deed & if you’ve enjoyed the articles, poetry, or stories, there is the option to donate (by clicking HERE or on the donate button below) or to make a small monthly donation by becoming a “patron” on my Patreon page. I am grateful for all donations that I receive (believe it or not, I make almost no money doing this!) Though riches are low on my priority list, I’ve learned — after a great deal of trial & error — that I perform best when I eat food.
(Also — if you click “follow,” kindly robots will email you when I write something new)
John Laurits is a participant in the Precariat Collective, along with other superb artists such as: