Chapter 4 The “Suite” Life The large suite, where Manny would call home for the next three months, came equipped with a small kitchen, a living room, a study and two full bathrooms. The study had a built-in library, already filled with everything from classic literature to mainstream to comic books. Sitting smack dab in … Continue reading The “Suite” Life
Chapter 3 Behind the Gates The Westerlynne hotel was where Manny was ordered to report this morning. Manny was hoping to get himself checked in and get his aunt on her way with little to no incidents of embarrassment. Pulling up in the noisy hoopty had already chipped away at those hopes. Still, he couldn’t … Continue reading Behind the Gates
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
Chapter 1 Emmanuel It was nine thirty in the morning and Manny tried to keep from checking his email for the fiftieth time today. He had been glued to his phone since yesterday afternoon. He gave in to his urge and double tapped the screen on his phone to turn it on. Damn, still nothing. … Continue reading Emmanuel
Thank God The professor walked in wearing his favorite purple blazer paired with his usual no nonsense expression. He stopped at the blackboard, his patent leather penny loafers screeched at the sudden break in movement. He chalked in the date: December 16, 1998. “Take out your book.” He told everyone. Elaina wondered had she remembered … Continue reading Flashback: Thank God
I've been researching the pros and cons of traditional and self publishing, lately, in hopes to lean heavily to one side or the other. Right now, I am still undecided, however, I may be leaning closer to the traditional side of the scale. Although, I had originally believed I was the self publishing type … Continue reading Traditional vs. Self
Beta readers are the stuff! As I've previously said, I am in the process of my first revision. So, immediately after writing the first draft, I sent out my baby, to be read and critiqued by five betas. They were all people who were pretty close to me and all were people who had been … Continue reading Calling all Betas…
Being honest, I usually do not have the nerve to kick unnecessary people out of my life. However, when they, for whatever reason, choose to walk out on their own, I somehow always find the wherewithal to run behind them and lock the fucking door!
If I’d let you, you’d take all of me, wouldn't you? Down to the very last piece of me Not even leaving bones or blood. Not even leaving a reminder that I once was. And sometimes I still feel guilty for not giving it to you.
For a while, whenever you asked I was delighted to oblige. I thought our feelings were mutual. A fair trade, so to speak. So, all of me I gave to you, filled to the brim (No one warned me to keep a little for myself, you know, just in case). I gave you my warmest … Continue reading First Time Around