I'm Alaina Johns. You and I are going to have words. 

I always wanted to hold cool bugs, adopt a shelter dog, and be a professional writer. Perhaps refrain from impugning any of these life choices. 

I'm a Philadelphia, PA-based freelance writer, and I'm the associate editor of Broad Street Review, Philly's hub for arts, culture and commentary. I'm also the lead contributor at CityWide Stories, a monthly online magazine for news, culture and innovation in Philly. 

Comment on the stuff here that stirs you, subscribe to my mailing list for the latest stories, and connect with me on social media. There will be no brunch, no workouts of any kind, and no infants.   

As a writer, I have one motto. Well, maybe two. First: Fiction need not apply. But also: If you need it written, it's likely I can tackle it.