Tag Archive | Women

“We’re All Mad Here” – New Doors, Black Rabbits

  Writing fiction is a new hobby of mine. I love doing the journal type stuff, but over the past year, I’ve been doing short stories and flash pieces, and they’ve been fun to write. Using only my imagination to create something, and not being afraid to journey to the dark parts of my mind has […]

Simple Signs

I woke up in a really bad mood today.     I’m trying to become a morning person, so I’ve been setting my alarm clock to 6:00am. I think I finally gave the snooze button a break around 6:50. I really just wanted to stay in bed and listen to the rain. When I went to my […]

Hear, Here…

The voice woke her up in the middle of the night. “It’s time.” “Okay, sure,” she mumbled. She looked over at her clock – 2:28am. Of course. She didn’t know where she was headed, and she didn’t care. Over the last few days, she came to understand that the voice was not to be ignored. Ignoring […]

Book Review: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

“You ain’t strong like she is. You got a soul that cain’t be still. Your mama did too at one time, but she wrestled it down. Yours look like it’s running you.” Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, is a collection of short stories that speak life to the complexities of Black […]

Letting Go: The Ex Files

I found this just browsing my writings. I wrote it near the end of September 2013. Don’t know why I never posted it, but I like it. I hope you do too… I had dinner with my ex two weeks ago. The ex. The woman to whom no one else could ever compare. She was […]

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“I’d expect more out of someone who was pre-med. You should wash your hands.” She licked her fingers, smacking loudly as she pulled each one from her mouth. “I told you not to expect anything from me.” “Don’t you have to live up to some Hippocratic oath of cleanliness?” She waved me away as she pushed […]

Book Review: The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin

  So, I’ve been completely in love with Staceyann Chin for a while now. After reading and reviewing her memoir, “The Other Side of Paradise” for Elixher magazine, my love for her grew even stronger. I think that’s what made it one of the hardest reviews to write so far. I didn’t want to say the […]