WRITING SAMPLES

FEATURE WRITING:
Friendship and Money – Degenerates at the Carolina Cup
http://www.free-times.com/arts/a-day-at-camden-s-carolina-cup-horse-race/article_0b3fcd26-1974-11e7-a604-7320da245553.html
The Song Lives – Ailing “Never-Was” country singer makes his debut album
https://davidtravisbland.wordpress.com/bemoprince/
Millwood Ave, Scrapping, and Good People Larry
http://www.frontporchjournal.com/280_Nonfiction_Bland.asp

POP AND FRINGE CULTURE WRITING:
Searching for Krampus: The modern celebration of a pagan beast
http://www.free-times.com/arts/feature/columbia-s-krampusnacht-may-well-be-the-oldest-such-celebration/article_119fca40-bb19-11e6-af66-93d04748e5d1.html
The Chronicles of “The Chronicles of Stella Archer”
http://www.free-times.com/blogs/the-chronicle-of-the-chronicles-of-stella-archer-08132015
Local Writer Soars with Nimona
http://www.free-times.com/arts/local-writer-soars-with-nimona-122215
Smash You: Heart of the South Nintendo Video Game Tournament
http://www.free-times.com/blogs/smash-you-10152015
The Making of Jet Boy
http://www.free-times.com/blogs/the-making-of-jet-boy-08242015
Ballers of  Different Breed: Pinball championship and life lessons from an old arcade game
http://www.free-times.com/blogs/ballers-of-a-different-breed/article_5dd028cd-68d7-55ba-ba8b-f52eb5baa7e7.html

ARTS AND CULTURE WRITING:
Dan Carter – Life as a Blue Man
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2016-mar-dan-carter-life-as-a-blue-man
The Politics of Scrapping
https://medium.com/@dtravisbland/the-politics-of-scrapping-d06530da7509#.2tc597kgt
Road Doggin’ It – Comedian Dave Stone
http://www.free-times.com/blogs/comedian-dave-stone
From Small-Town Texas to the Big Apple, Meet Harlem’s Prima Ballerina
http://www.blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detroit/February-2016/From-Small-Town-Texas-to-the-Big-Apple-Meet-Harlems-Prima-Ballerina/
Life as a Cowboy: The black rodeo circuit
http://www.free-times.com/arts/life-as-a-cowboy-051315

MUSIC WRITING:
Waka Flocka Interview
http://www.free-times.com/blogs/interview-waka-flocka-flame-113015
Mystikal and Juvenile Still Roll for New Orleans
http://www.free-times.com/music/despite-some-twists-and-turns-mystikal-and-juvenile-still-roll-for-090215
Who the Fuck is Slayer?
http://www.free-times.com/music/carolina-metal-bands-suppressive-fire-and-axattack-discuss-slayer-011316
Nerdcore Goes Dadcore: MC Chris grows up
http://www.free-times.com/music/a-diatribe-at-new-brookland-tavern-foreshadowed-big-changes-for/article_28e2fdff-f0d2-546a-b1eb-5b4996b800e4.html

NEWS AND POLITICS
Fear and Speculation in the Wake of ICE Arrests.
http://www.free-times.com/news/both-ice-and-immigrant-advocates-try-to-tamp-down-deportation/article_f37de5e2-1f0e-11e7-9dd8-afd08946e637.html
On the Trail of Joe Wilson: If they had fruit they’d throw it
http://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/at-first-town-hall-since-trump-election-rep-joe-wilson/article_0a81ca46-1fc4-11e7-9937-9fb5d2f7d119.html
Post-Apocalyptic Housing Innovation
http://www.free-times.com/news/this-man-wants-you-to-live-in-a-112-square-foot-egg-121615
Growth in the Business of Free Biking
http://www.free-times.com/news/local-bike-co-op-gets-a-home-121714
Heat Gathering: Confederate Flag Protest in the Wake of Church Murders
https://medium.com/@dtravisbland/heat-gathering-fdeef443bc4a#.hr5f7rhy7

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