I’m a father, a husband, a writer, a teacher, a reader, and more.

It’s me, squinting in the sun

A short story about professional wrestling and what comes after

“Gentleman” Craig Thornton vs Tommy Buckley (image courtesy RedKid)

A tale of growing up with a textbook narcissist for a mother and an abusive alcoholic for a father.

Illustration of parents yelling at a child
I always felt stuck in the middle (photo licensed from Adobe Stock)

How my hobby grew into something that entertains hundreds of people worldwide daily

King vs King is a chess match for the ages

Photo by Laura Fuhrman on Unsplash

My short story collection

Joe DeRouen

Joe is a freelance writer and novelist.

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