First Kiss

Chapter 13 First Kiss With Dominique and Brandon now tagging along, it had become an official double date. They chose to go to Coast, a hip-hop skating rink, about 5 minutes from Manny’s and Brandon’s neighborhood. It was packed. Music, mostly bass, was bumping and big hips guided by roller skates swayed all over the … Continue reading First Kiss

Date Night

Chapter 12 Date Night He hadn’t seen her since the community meeting and with all the crazy shit going on with the detective he had forgotten exactly how and why even, Khia had stolen his heart. Now it was all coming back to him, as she sashayed herself confidently up to the limo window, wearing … Continue reading Date Night

Ether

Chapter 11 Ether Manny stood in Mrs. Lemons office, with his hands in his pockets, awaiting his orders for the day. “The detective called and said he could use you today so I pushed back the home visit with the doctor for next week,” Mrs. Lemon said pointing to a next Monday on her desk … Continue reading Ether

Acceptance

Chapter 2 Acceptance Manny skipped up Brandon Porter’s porch and tapped gently on his screen door. He had been dogged out before for knocking too hard. Brandon’s father looked back at the door from over his shoulder and from where he sat on his couch, without even acknowledging Manny, called for his only child. “Yes … Continue reading Acceptance