“I think you’re overreacting.” Darryl said as he picked up his phone to read his emails. Sammie sat on the other end of the couch feeling a bit unheard. She stared at Darryl for a few more seconds before getting off the couch and leaving the room. This was the first time she felt… Continue reading Sammie: A Short Story (Excerpt)
Missy woke up to the same routine everyday. Her watch vibrated on her wrist to wake her up. She crawled out of her makeshift bed as she made her way through her shack of a house. Everything was either war-torn or scavenged. Her tiny kitchen/bathroom had a sink, a hot plate, and a toilet. The… Continue reading Missy: A Short Story (Excerpt)
Anna was short, boney, and in no way looked like any of the basketball players on her team. She loved the game. She was passionate about the game and practiced harder to be a part of the game. She was so excited at the end of her sophomore year of high school when her… Continue reading Anna: A Short Story (Excerpt)
Charlie leaned back in her office chair in deep thought. She was struggling with putting down the words that would finish her essay that she had hoped to publish. Books by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Joan Didion, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Virginia Woolf, sat on her bookshelf. All her inspirators and favorite works sat, collecting dust,… Continue reading Charlie (Short Story Excerpt)
Dorothy was my best friend. We had met in school when were ten and were forced to sit next to each other when she came in on her first day. It was hard at first to get to know her because I was mad she took my other friend, Charlene’s seat. Dorothy was black and… Continue reading Dorothy: A Friendship Story (Excerpt)
Julie woke up in her messy apartment to the blinding sunlight shining through her living room window. She had fallen asleep on her couch, again. She rolled her legs off the cushions and let her feet hit the floor. Her joints groaned in agony from being on the couch for ten hours. Her cell… Continue reading A Woman’s Best Friend (Excerpt)
It was an ordinary day for young Isabela, but it was about to become extraordinary. Isabela went running out into her backyard like she always did after school. She was going to play on her swing set, but a glimmering light caught her eye in the forest. She decided to run towards that light. To… Continue reading Isabela’s Forest: A Short Story (Excerpt)
Henry Higgins, age 82, introvert. Henry enjoyed the simple life. He did everything alone and he liked that. Nevertheless, his neighbors mistook his solitary life as loneliness and did everything they could to have him take part in social gatherings.