I’m Josh Hale and I’m a writer based in Chicago. I write short fiction pieces as well as poetry. I like creating work that resonates with people by creating convincing characters and settings. You may not be able to relate to all of my characters. My hope is that you’ll understand them as they are. I’d rather give you a scene than describe a setting. I believe that small details are sometimes the largest ones.
Some literary influences are David Foster Wallace, Chinua Achebe, Mark Danielewski, Emil Ferris, Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Charles Bukowski, Stephen King, Robert Heinlein, and Lois Lowry.
I’m in the process of updating this site and I add stories as I write them. I hope that you enjoy what you see here and if you really enjoy it, please considering donating an amount that you can afford to keep this thing going. I genuinely enjoy writing and I hope to be able to do it full time at some point. Thank you for visiting!