Take-A-Step Thursday #1: Consistency

Inspire others

What inspired me this week? I don’t know, myself? I obtained a temporary assignment after I made the leap last month to quit my job without having another job lined up.  I registered for my MFA classes in the fall (yes!). I have a job interview at my school (which would be So convenient) and I have no pain in my ankles (I sprained both my ankles on separate occasions and depending on my footwear, my ankles ache but not recently!)! All in all, lots to be grateful for. Continue reading

Literary Magazines

literary magazines

On the panel regarding literary magazines at the Oakland Book Festival, the panelists discussed how extremely financially difficult it is to put out a literary magazine. This brought to mind, “Who reads these magazines?” Continue reading

Oakland Book Festival

Oakland Book Festival

This Sunday, I attended the first ever Oakland Book Festival in downtown Oakland. So much inspiration in one place from so many different panels taking place at the same time.

Because there was so many panels occurring at the same time, I only attended four. How people were able to weave in and out of these rooms (that were each at capacity!) beats me.  Continue reading

Chocolate – A short story

*Below, a short story I may or may not add to. Read on. Comments and suggestions encouraged. Thank you kindly for reading in advance!*

Chocolate

The last time I had a piece of chocolate, I was in college. It’s strange how you’re brought back to those memories of yesteryear. Continue reading

Insomnia Book Review

life is what happens...

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Issa Rae

Awkward Black Girl

I’m sitting at Peet’s Coffee Shop and I immediately feel compelled to tell the world about this book. It’s been out for a couple of months and I bought it at Alexander Book and Company to support this author because she’s a woman and also a woman of color. But that’s not what this post is going to be about. Why I feel compelled to write about Issa Rae’s debut book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is about what she’s done without her knowledge.

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My future writing life

The last time I mentioned the MFA, I had accepted admission to Mills College. Well…almost a month later, USF called me to tell me I was accepted! I mean, how did that even happen to me? Even now, I can’t believe I was accepted to the only two schools I applied to. Imagine if I had applied to other schools across the country? But I wasn’t about moving again, so I was happy with my decision. Continue reading