The Storied Scrolls

I write to explore.

Because there are many things I can study, but never understand.

I write to learn.

Because there are many things I do not know, but would like to.

I write to feel.

Because there is nothing more human, than honest emotion.

Life is my guide, story is my map, and the journey is my destination.

My name is Zack Thoutt. I'm a writer and nomad from Boulder, Colorado.

Each Sunday I deliver a Storied Scroll to your doorstep. Once you break the green wax seal emblazoned with my emblem, you can unroll the scroll and read my personal update that will include:

  • Fiction I’ve published on my website

  • Travel stories about the nomadic adventure me, my wife, and our dog (Skutull) are on

  • Fun, funny, and thought-provoking tidbits on where I’ve recently found inspiration for my writing

  • Stories I’ve been enjoying

  • Anything else that’s been on my mind

Start reading…

Tales of Twilight (fiction | collection of short stories)

Mortality is easy to neglect. Nature programs us to cope with the inevitability of our own death by burying it deep within the layers of our consciousness. Occasionally, a hand of the shadow breaks through, squeezing and twisting our minds, forcing us to take notice. We act. Then we forget, as the hand is pushed back down and buried under fresh soil.

Many people have searched for the meaning of life, but clarity only comes in those final moments, when we walk the dark path that we all must walk.

Nomad Life (nonfiction)

Sometimes the answer hides in plain sight, closer than you think to look. Other times, you have to venture far from home to find it.

This is my journey inspired not by a bucket-list, but a search for meaning. 

This story is one told through my inner exploration, not rose-colored glasses or engineered photographs.

This is the reality of my nomadic life, as raw and honest as I can tell it.

Lost in a Sea of Words (nonfiction)

Writing is difficult (at least for me). There's grammar, prose, dialog, and all the other literary elements you have to wrangle, but that's not the hardest part.

People enjoy stories they relate to. If I want to write those stories, I have to be vulnerable, honest, and self-reflective to a degree that's both challenging to achieve, and uncomfortable to attempt.

This collection of stories is my journal as I venture down the path of an author.

The story doesn’t end here…

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