Month: September 2016

HOLY MATRIMONEY!

Standing in the front of the church, I observed as one of my closest friends is about to get married. As I stand with the other groomsmen, I gaze at their faces. We all bared the same blank look on our faces, while the…

KID GAMES: DON’T LET ‘EM DIVIDE YOU

“Are you more strategic than your offspring?” “Mommy, can I have some ice cream?” “No sweetie, you have to wait until you eat dinner first.” “Daddy, can I have some ice cream?” “Sure son, go ahead, but don’t eat too much.” “We still have…

FRIEND ZONE: CAN YOU EVER GET OUT?

“You like me: check yes, no, maybe so; or friend.” Naw, I kinda look at you as just a friend, sorry. These are the words no one wants to hear, especially a guy. But how did it happen? How do you find yourself in…

SILENCE

“Quietness does not always equate shy.” You ever see a child who is quiet all the time? You ever wonder, “Wow, that must be one good kid.” Or, “Their parents really done a good job at rearing them.” Maybe neither one is true; maybe…

RESTLESS NIGHTS (SHORT STORY)

As I lie here, staring at the ceiling, I wonder when is my baby coming home. He left a few days ago and I already miss him as if he has been gone for years. Will he ever return, and if he does will…

WEB OF LIES (SHORT STORY)

Caravan pulls up to the doors of the hospital. Running from the drivers’ side of the caravan, a man rushes to the passenger side of the van. Opening the door he assists his wife from the car. She’s holding the bottom of her stomach,…

POOR CHOICES (SHORT STORY)

July 4, 2014 is a date I remember too well, not mainly because of the Independence Day celebration, but the day I lost my best friend. What was supposed to be a day of cookouts and fireworks ended in a violent exchange. The Fourth…

KISS AND TELL

“Would you mind sharing?” “Yes or No?” The age old question, “Is it ever OK to kiss and tell?” And for those of you not too keen on the cryptic language I am using I’ll just say it. Is it ever fine to share…

I WANT YOU TO VOTE TRUMP!

“America’s fears of Trump being President.” As time progress in this 2016 Presidential, we begin to realize that the inevitable could happen. Donald J. Trump could potentially be our next President of the United States. There have been protest all over the country, some…

BLOOD OF JESUS (SHORT STORY)

Have you ever seen or met him? Have you ever seen his face? You know, him up there. He who sits up high and looks down low. The one who is always watching us, protecting over us. The one who makes sure we’re safe…

OFF THE BLOCK: Why Black People Should Travel

“Why we need to leave the block.” As a Black man, I wish I could take my views of the world and place them into the minds of so many other young Black males. I am always trying to broaden my horizons as well…

Fear: The Black Community and Our Fear of God

“What really scares us?” When I think about my life growing up in the Black church, I have always wanted to know why we believed so heavily. You’re taught your whole life to never question God. But how does one fully believe in something…