My Year In Books

I set a yearly challenge to read twenty books in 2020. That was a true challenge if you look back at my progress in March. I tend to be a slow and inconsistent reader. I don’t speed read. I have never enjoyed reading books that way; most times I didn’t remember what I had read. […]

Author’s Arc- Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole is a versatile novelist who writes historical, science, contemporary, and romance fiction. In September of this year, she released When No One is Watching.  It is described as Rear Window meets Get Out in 2020. The protagonist, Sydney Green is a no nonsense Black woman, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has […]

Nia Long turns 50

The beautiful Nia Long made her film debut back in 1991 as Brandi in John Singleton’s, Boyz N The Hood. Since then, she has been a force in Hollywood. Although she is loved for her predominantly Black cast romcoms like Love Jones and The Best Man, she has an impressive resume of crossover films and […]

A Whole Week in a Nutshell

I absolutely despise Monday. Monday is that coworker who ignores you all day then at the end of the day, when they see you’re in a rush to leave, all of a sudden, they want to strike a conversation. Or you’re on your way to the bathroom. Fast walking doesn’t give them the hint you […]

Promiscuous Virgin 2

Cheryl called her agent John the next morning. He didn’t answer. She was losing her patience with him the more time had passed. First, she asked him to call her with a plan of action, which he never did. Then she can’t seem to ever get him on the phone these days. She was no […]

Happy Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day. The only reason I know this is because, usually at this time, I would be on the phone talking to customers about their loans. So, I am grateful my job does observe this day. I am also grateful I have a job. Of course it could be worse. I don’t know if […]

The Promiscuous Virgin

The Tony Award that got away from this promiscuous “Virgin’s” Monologues. The review was malicious and scathing about her lead role in the play, Virgin Monologues. Cheryl thought it was a bad idea. But she hadn’t worked in over a year. Her agent urged her to say yes to something soon before the fans “replaced […]

The Yellow Pages can be tricky

Sharell grabbed the Yellow Pages. Its only purpose until now was to even out her coffee table. She scanned the pages to locate the five strangers. If she found them, she would blackmail into giving her an alibi. She didn’t want to deal with anyone close to home. They couldn’t be family or coworkers. No […]

Emotional baggage must now be checked in at the airport

“Thank you for traveling with Star Flights. You’ll need to have your emotional baggage checked at station 201”, the clerk said. “Thank you, mam”, Claire said as she walked in the direction of the clerk’s finger. “Hello. I’ll take those”, the employee said. She then placed each emotional baggage on the scale behind her. After […]