Illustration of Derek Powazek by Adam Ellis

Posts about Stories

Chihuahuas and Children, a Story in Three Parts

Photo by Heather 1. Heather’s traveling for work, which means that I’m on Early Morning Walk duty. The dogs are…

On Permanence and Scars of Choice

The thing that gives me pause about getting a tattoo is all the awful things I would have gotten tattoos…

90-Second Stories

A short personal story by yours truly. This is the first entry in Fray’s new 90-Second Stories group. What’s your…

How Pixish Happened

With some stories, it’s hard to know where to begin. I could start with my obsession with photography and magazines…

New in Fray: Busted in Jena

When a group of black students in Jena, Louisiana, defied tradition and sat under a “whites only” tree, no one…


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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