My name is Justin M. Lesniewski, and I’m here to witness the farce.

While the world has been trying to Keep up with the Kardashians (and before that the Osbornes and before that the Kennedys and before that the Rockefellers), I’ve been assembling myself. (Not that I’ve been around since the turn of the 20th Century. It was a joke. YOU GET THE POINT.)

Well, I’ve been doing that and learning about the power of words.

From the moment I started reading, story has been my primary means of human connection. When I craft a fictional world or recount a personal experience, I do so to show myself what is real because the real world is increasingly becoming a farce. My words stand as a testament to the truth as I see it, and I hope others find solace in them in the same way I’ve found solace in the words of others.

I think I figured it out.

Welcome to The Midside.


Bancroft School Worcester, MA High School Diploma 2001
Ithaca College Ithaca, NY BA Writing (Creative Emphasis, Philosophy Minor) 2005
Clemson University Clemson, SC MA Professional Communication (Teaching Emphasis) 2008

Background Info

Writing Philosophy & Influences

Projects and Writing Samples

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Web Series
WTF Short Story
Castle “Paranoia” Spec Script
Looters “Pilot Pursuit” Hour Long Drama Pilot Script
Lessthan3 “#20Cents” Sitcom Pilot Script

Contact Info

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