Fearless

The boots pinch his feet, and the pack cuts into his shoulders. The walk from the parking lot is long, but he’s impatient to get to the end. He knows the ocean is just there, past that distant berm of sand. He can smell the salt water and taste the salt air. A wicked windContinue reading “Fearless”

Huzzah!

The sound of pounding hooves reverberates through the earth. Two champions race towards each other, each led by the point of a lance. The horses beneath them charge with muscles rippling and nostrils wide. Their fear replaced with a duty for destruction. A glint of sun from steel armor pierces through the shade of theContinue reading “Huzzah!”

Spowerks Launches New Book: Zagg & the Planetary Defenders!

New Book Encourages Imagination, Storytelling and Art In the interest of helping kids explore imagination through storytelling and art, local author and educator Mike Sposito presents Zagg & the Planetary Defenders, the second in a series of Spowerks Storyboard books. Prose and poetry combine in this new book designed for kids ages 9-12, who areContinue reading “Spowerks Launches New Book: Zagg & the Planetary Defenders!”

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center-Thank You!

  Yesterday was awesome! I got to spend the day with some amazing kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford, CT. We read some pages of my new book Zagg and the Planetary Defenders, did some drawing, and talked about the power of imagination, writing and art. Nothing is more inspiring to me thanContinue reading “Connecticut Children’s Medical Center-Thank You!”

Cape and Cowl

He sits on a stool beneath an old boxing heavy bag. It hangs motionless. The scuffs and soft-spots hint at a life of abuse. The sounds of grunts, and the slapping of leather on leather all but echoes, locked inside the concrete walls and fiberglass insulation dripping from the rafters.  He looks up from aContinue reading “Cape and Cowl”

Falling Asleep in the Back of the Car

“Just to let you know, all the rides are down right now. ‘Cause of the storm.” I feel a pang of panic. It was my idea to come to the amusement park on a rainy day, and it had taken us an hour to get here. “What do you think?” I ask my son. He’sContinue reading “Falling Asleep in the Back of the Car”

Guys Night, Ruck Hike and Tiny Dinosaurs

Guys night. The rare and beautiful opportunity when my wife is out of the house and it is just me and the boys. Granted, it looks a bit different in my forties than it did in my twenties. The guys have been replaced by my sons, eight and three years old, and a night inContinue reading “Guys Night, Ruck Hike and Tiny Dinosaurs”