Just for a moment…

Hi, my name is Hayden. I’m an English major at Florida State University, and this is my writing portfolio. In this portfolio, you will find links to my published work as well as the contents of the blog itself, which contains haikus, free verse poetry and short stories — just click on the menu above.

This blog will serve as a host for my creative writing as I progress in my academic and professional career.

For quick reference

this is blitz!

My essay “Bad Punk and an early draft of my short story “Thanksgiving Eve” are featured on this is blitz!.

The final draft of “Thanksgiving Eve” can be found here on my blog.

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Points in Case

My comedy articles, which include classics like Why Won’t My Grandpa Shut Up About Vietnam and Do Something About Global Warming? and “I Asked Quentin Tarantino to Write a Fairy Tale and This is What He Sent Me Back are featured on the comedy website Points in Case.

Hayden Church author page Points in Case comedy

9 Lives

My poem “And So, Too, Do I Go” is featured in the second issue of the zine 9 Lives

9 Lives zine issue 2 cover image - Hayden Church

Florida English Journal

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I was lucky enough to have some of my poetry published in the Florida English Journal, a free, online journal published by the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) and hosted at Chipola College (where I graduated in Spring 2018). You can find the journal here.

Learn more about the journal in my blog post here.

Social Media

You can follow me on Twitter and Facebook.