About Me

I’m an aspiring writer, although I’m still not entirely sure what for. Areas that fascinate me include novels, content writing, and script work. I’ve come to the humanities after a litany of attempts at STEM degrees that choked the life right out of me.

Though the overwhelming majority of my academic career has been STEM-focused, I’ve always more or less had my head in the clouds; I’m an absolute fiend for media and culture, and I spent years pining for a creative outlet to showcase my big suitcase full of influences.

I’m hoping to build this site into something of a portfolio while I develop my writing and look for work. I will be posting both articles and short fiction pieces, and I’m always looking for new ideas, so don’t hesitate to contact me at thomasgoddardstories@gmail.com if you have an idea for an article you would like to read.

Below I have some of my major influences listed. Keep in mind, I’m not comparing myself to any of them, but their style, content, or themes have left big fat red wine stains on the dress shirt that is my writing. Feel free to email me if you want to talk about any of these at length!

Literature:
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Joseph Conrad in general
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Classic/pulpy science fiction
The Count of Monte Cristo/19th-century adventure fiction in general
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Salman Rushdie
Titus Andronicus

Film:
Dr. Zhivago
David Lynch
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Blade Runner and BR2049
Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (Seriously, this movie is Russia’s The Room)