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It’s never too early to decide and commit to participating in National Novel Writing Month. The event is held every year, in November, in hopes of promoting daily writing, as well as the completion of a full novel. Be it the first draft, the second, or a final an author may be editing and adding… Read More
I’ve spent most of my days in a daze, lost and confused, alone and afraid, and I’ve yet to find my way. I’ve yet to find my way.
Today I woke up feeling as if I, as an artist, am not good enough. No ‘art’ or content that I have been able to produce this year (or ever, if I’m honest), is good enough. It’s certainly not cared about by anyone other than myself, not supported… I just… I don’t know. It’s one… Read More
I must admit, I’m a bit disappointed in my start to this year’s #NaNoWriMo. Typically, I set a goal of 1500 words and push myself to exceed well beyond that. I feel most confident when I’ve cranked out anywhere from 3k-4k words (5k if I’m feeling extra wordy) on the very first day, with the… Read More
Though it’s still typically summertime hot (to me) in Louisiana, I’ve always considered November to be a really cool and chill month. Very somber, the time of year that I typically move into a mood and desire to be alone more than usual. I like to be to myself, and with that comes needing… Read More
Perhaps it were a last attempt at rebellion, his last attempt at being ‘bad’, at hurting those close to him. It used to come with such ease. Everything in his after-life came with ease before Princess Aveena of Ethiopia stormed into his life like fog and mist on All Hallows’ Eve. Read More
I just want to say a big thank you to those who took the time to read the shorts I featured in my #ThrowAwayWeek! I consider it to be a big success, because after getting a few opinions, I’ve been re-reading and trying to figure out how I could make quite a few of these… Read More
He chuckled lightly, allowing his personal problems to dissipate for a moment as he focused his attention on his daughter. Though she would never say so, he knew he’d been doing poorly as of late, leaving her to fend for herself when he should have been holding himself together just for her, if for no one else. Read More
I needed a miracle. I needed this amazing and blind faith my mother always spoke of to present itself before I lost my nerve and broke down even further than I’d already been dragged. I needed to believe that even now, having lived through hell on Earth, life hadn’t dealt me my worst hand yet. Read More
A crowd of folks, screaming and carrying on as if something major was happening. Getting closer, she caught sight of the cause of the commotion, a local celebrity with no shame over the sudden attention he was garnering from people who hadn’t had a kind word to say about him a day in his young life. He most certainly took no issue over the young and slightly older women of the neighborhood fawning over him. Chaz Hemphill smiled devilishly, licking his lips as he looked down at a girl that had dogged him since elementary school, taking full advantage of all his recent good fortune had bought him. Read More