Monday Mantra

Stare into the void and talk your shit. Words have more power than your present circumstance I’m a boss A slayer of doubts A maven of creation Every obstacle in my way will be temporary and I will shine like the star I am  

Fool’s Paradise

Chapter 1 Fridays were busy. They always were and this Friday was no different for Mallory Branton. She didn’t primp up or slip into her favorite pumps, it was a sneaker and pencil skirt kind of day. The waiting room of The Branton was full. Not a vacant seat in within its tan walls. Her…

Tactical Avoidance

“Do you have a problem with me?” She was shocked by the words that slipped from her mouth on the dreary morning day but she wasn’t surprised.   She couldn’t take the subtle glances every time she passed by this particular person in the hallway. It had been happening for the last twenty-nine days she’d been…

This Is Goodbye

He was her weakness Brown skinned kryptonite The one person whose lips could make her throw caution to the wind Whose touch had her acting out of character He knew the power he held Wielded his affection as a weapon Used his love as an anchor Keeping her close even though he had no ambition…

Monday Mindset

Though you don’t see it Or feel it Your hardwork is paying off The things you prayed for The blessing you hoped for Are working out. Just keep beliving and Keep holding on. Your time is coming. Photograph by: Erica Steeves

New Year. New Mindset.

2020 put us all through a lot. A pandemic. Civil unrest. A Presidential election and many more issues than there are letters in the alphabet. It all boiled over last year. Although, some of the effects of those issues still reside I’m trying to enter into this year with a positive mind. So, I’m doing…

Novel Thirst

One more page At the end of this chapter This period will be my stopping point They were all lies she told herself Tall tales her mind whispered when she remembered there was a task that required her attention But she had fell in too deep The plot had hypnotized her consciousness The characters had…

Old Flame

The sip of robust coffee coated her taste buds Giving her tongue the hug her body ached for. Yearning for the embrace of his arms around her. Fulfilling those promises he texted her. It was suppose to be a romantic getaway just for the two of them A chance to meet again And rekindle that…

Stranded with Mr. Snow

Part 6 “For the road.” Hudson handed her the festive tin. Savoy abruptly stopped the motion of the container with her palm and shook her head. “Nah, one is enough.” “One?” His eyebrows knitted but it wasn’t from the bright sun beaming over them doing nothing to combat the wintry temperature that made his leather…

Stranded with Mr. Snow

Part 5 They started with Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer snuggled under a thick corded blanket sitting on opposite sides of the couch with Clover resting in her bed near the tree and the fireplace ablaze sipping on a fresh batch of hot cocoa. The bowl of buttery popcorn that claimed the spot between Savoy and…