Short stories/Poetry

What She Left Behind

It was the end of the day, this was my last stop, and I was ready to go home. She entered the mailroom with a card while I was sorting the mail. She greeted me cordially and asked what to do with the card. I told her I’d take it and received it from her […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Madison’s Baby

Whenever he drew near, Madison clutched her baby to her chest. The child was the seed from her womb, but did not come from his loins, so he had no rights to it. It was all hers. He could not understand the love she had for her baby. He did not mourn with her during […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The Path Off the Road

Cali could never pride herself with being a person with internal GPS. In fact, she had a tendency of getting lost. But this challenge seemed simple. Her new friends let her out on this road and told her she had one hour to follow it home. They said it was like an initiation; each one […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Phones in Bed

On the far side of the bed you scroll through your phone with a thin grin curled up on your mouth. The same mouth that used to talk to me about everything; The same smile I caught watching me while I slept; The same one that watched me undress. Your screen, very bright on your […]

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In My Head

Beating Your Bully

Understanding the Bully Weakness drives a bully. It sets something off in her. If you ask her (or him) why she treats her target the way she does, her answer would be either exaggerated or senseless. It could be because she doesn’t really know the answer or she is ashamed of it. Whatever her reason, […]

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Short stories/Poetry

On My Mind

Thoughts tamped down, but pushing up and swirling in a tunnel; Restless pacing but nowhere to go Wandering in a wilderness pregnant with a message. Congregation: one No one else hears No one else knows. When I go in labor, will there be no room for me in the inn? I will give my baby […]

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In My Head

Seeing the Face of Perfect Evil

Did you really see what you thought you saw? How is it that you can see so plainly what others can not? Oh, the frustration you feel when you try to get others to see it too. It’s like being in a Lifetime movie where you can see the villain and everybody thinks you’re crazy…or […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Africa in Your Veins

“Why can’t you accept me for who I am?” I said to Nana. “Africa may be my origin but She is not me. Africa birthed me, America raised me; It’s not about where I come from, It’s where I’m at.” Nana answered, fire in her eyes, “But child, You got Africa in your veins, Let […]

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In My Head

Live Right Here Right Now

Put no limitations on what God can do in your life right where you are. Your circumstances may not be ideal, but don’t let them rob you of living. If you can see beyond what you don’t have, you can learn to enjoy what you do have. Oftentimes you possess more than you know. Jesus […]

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