From 'Young, Rich and Black': “Human relationships are complicated,” Rashad said. “You can’t rig that shit. It just happens the way it happens.” Zora said nothing, keeping her hands folded on her lap, listening to him talk. Usually, she loved listening to Shad talk. He had such agency of expression, such complete command of his… Continue reading ** EXCLUSIVE SAMPLE **
It's almost 2017! Can you believe it? It's been an incredibly challenging year for me in so many ways. Creatively, I was definitely it was a bit of a nadir while I worked on life stuff. But I feel something more positive around the corner, so I thought I'd drop little hints in this, my… Continue reading #HolidayShorts Holdin’ it Down
“Will you think about it?” “Yes, I said I would.” Karen heard the strain in her voice. Fearing that she had also been too loud, she glanced worriedly toward the stairs. She didn’t want to wake the kids. The last thing she needed was to have one of them come wandering out and with… Continue reading Letting Go #HolidayShorts
“How long did you say the drive was?” Presley slipped from beneath the sheets as she spoke, and walked naked toward the bathroom. Nate let his eyes follow the side-to-side sway of her retreating ass. Moments later, he heard water running. She was brushing her teeth. With his toothbrush, no doubt. He’d told her a… Continue reading Come With Me #HolidayShorts
Three-and-a-half hours. That was how long it would take to drive from State College to Short Hills, New Jersey. Deuce could endure almost anything for three-and-a-half hours. Even the company of the one girl on campus he least wanted to see.
This contribution to the anthology is from a writer-friend of mine, the very prolific Angelia Vernon Menchan. Her work features amazing slices of life in small but satisfying bites. Check her out here on Amazon, and then read her excerpt below ... From "I Want You ... And My Career', a short in the Women:… Continue reading Women: Withstanding All Anthology–Meet Angelia Vernon Menchan
'Mother''Wife' I like to say 'I don't write romance'. And I believe that. But I do write about love, and all its many complications. It's my singular writing ambition, capturing the love of a man for a woman, a woman for a man, a mother for their child, between siblings, and sometimes the fleeting flash of something like… Continue reading Love Bites: A little somehing for my readers