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!*


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 “Chocolate – A short story”


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 “My future writing life”

My First Literary Reading

One world, many storiesLast night, I was invited to read for the monthly reading series, InsideStoryTime that is MC’d by a fellow Litquake committee member, James Warner at La Movida Wine Bar with some amazing writers: Colin Winnette, Joshua Safran, Marie Mockett, and Emily KiernanContinue reading “My First Literary Reading”