Our Aim

Here at the The Untamed Places we believe there’s a lot of reality to be experienced in even the simplest story, be it fiction or nonfiction. (For more on that, click here.) Too many times, however, we miss it altogether.

Our desire is that readers of all kinds better experience the nuggets of reality coursing through each and every story they read. To that end, we intend to do two things at The Untamed Places:

  1. write stories that display nuances of reality for readers to enjoy
  2. equip readers to discover for themselves the depths of reality that can be experienced through any story

We invite you to join us. May you taste and see things in stories you never knew were possible.

What’s In a Name?

Just what counts as an “untamed” place, you ask? They’re raw, natural, and undomesticated. They haven’t been doctored up or edited for content. With no apology, they are what they are. They exist outside the purview of the proper and the refined. They’re uncommon places, places off the beaten path, and at times they’re even a little wild. Sometimes they’re appealing. Other times, they’re appalling.

In any event, these are the places in which real people live out their real—and messy—lives in vibrant color. Or sometimes in black and white. Here you’ll find stories from some of these places.

Seen some untamed places yourself? We’d love to experience your perspective. Bop on over to the “Contact” section and drop us a line, or leave us a comment below. We’d love to be in touch.

All pictures and text on this site are original to Eric and Laura unless otherwise noted.