Thanks for visiting Schreiben Depot. It’s been about two years (from Jan. 2009 onward) that I have made any posts or edits to the site. This was a big part of my high school years, but now my interests have moved on to new fields, as happens with anyone.
You’re welcome to take a look around. The site is a depository for a lot of my creative work in the past. It’s often funny for me to look back and see the mindset I had as of 2, 3, however many years ago. If anything, it’s a reminder that change is inevitable. I felt that, instead of trying to hold on to the past Kenneth (or ‘Ned,’ my nickname then), I would accept who I am now. Perhaps I’ll revisit the site later, but I strongly doubt that.
While I don’t believe I have anything incriminating on here (honest!), please note that everything on the site is now at least 2 years old, and doesn’t necessarily reflect my current beliefs, opinions and interests.
Thanks again for visiting. So who is this ‘new’ Kenneth? At the time of this post (April 2011), I’m a sophomore and psychology major at Middlebury College in Vermont. My non-academic writing is generally self-reflective now, which is one reason why I’m ‘closing’ Schreiben Depot: I’d like for my writing to become intrinsic again.
So what’s next? I’m both nervous and excited about what lies ahead after college. For now, I’m happy to be here, knowing that the future, as always, is ‘subject to change.’
Kenneth Burchfiel (not to be confused with my dad, the patent lawyer in D.C.)
(Here’s an abbreviated paraphrasing of the overview: this blog acts as a way for me to archive and share fictional, nonfictional and visual content that I’ve been working on. It’s mainly for my own personal use (as I’m in need of a repository for my writing and graphics projects), but you’re more than welcome to look at the categories (labels) to the right of this post, click on a section that interests you and browse through what I’ve put up so far. Have fun!
Perhaps I speak for a lot of writers when I say this, but I don’t really know what to do with my work. Much of it lies on my hard drive; much of it is bound in Moleskine books. If I’m looking for a specific piece, I have to fumble around in the annals of My Documents to get it.
Schreiben Depot (rough translation: Writing Depository) is meant to fix that problem–if only for my own benefit. In the following months, I plan to put up new and old content into eight categories: short fiction, long fiction, journal pages, maps, Albeit (an invented city of mine), articles, poems and other. I’ll do my best to date each one, but rarely do I jot the time of writing next to a piece. Content that I had an especially fun time working on will be marked with an asterisk or something similar. (Really old material will probably receive a marking, too, so that you don’t mistake stuff I worked on when I was seven as indicative of my current ability.
Though I deeply appreciate your stopping by to check out this page, keep in mind that it’s intended for my personal use. Schreiben Depot is not a journal. You’re not going to see any tips about the best shopping in Whateverville or my take on the latest vacuum cleaners. This blog serves as an archive of my past and present (mostly literary) work; I would be humbled if you enjoy what you read and see.
Many thanks for stopping by my little writing depository. As the subhead says, feel free to test the waters.