“Ryan T. Merriman’s thesis, We Rode Alone, of Course, contains some of the funniest stories you’ll encounter. However, within those hysterical fictional depictions, readers become witnesses to a writer who uses humor to make us think deeply about how we relate to each other. Merriman poses significant questions. Are we ultimately defined by our professions? Can friendships be sustained simply by a mutual interest? The best original fiction poses questions rather than answers. Merriman does exactly that.”
Ryan teaches high school English in the Cleveland area. When he is not teaching or writing, he listens to polka music and runs/walks. He also enjoys the Cleveland Indians.
I typically pace around a room and talk out loud with what I want to do with a story. It’s pretty crazy.
I am a huge fan of both “ephemeral” and “perfunctory.” I would fight with such words in battle, if I had to.
Oreo cookies and milk, so I can dip the Oreo cookies in the milk.
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