My Life Be Like, short story

Intertwined

I flipped over to see his sleeping face, and I knew I was in deep trouble. It was never supposed to go this far, but this was third time of us linking up. I couldn't even tell you how we ended up here or why we couldn't stop meeting up. I just knew that our… Continue reading Intertwined

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Expected, but not Obligated: Access is a Privilege

No one owes you anything.  Not their time. Not their loyalty. Not their energy. Not even access to them as a person. We take for granted the privileges that others allow of us. We are in no way entitled to anything that doesn’t belong to us. That’s why we should never dwell on what actions… Continue reading Expected, but not Obligated: Access is a Privilege

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Why I Won’t Feel Guilty for Being Happy

For the first time in years, I’ve found myself genuinely happy. Usually my happiness would be connected to a person, place, or tangible thing. It was based on how good life was around me. It wasn’t based around me being the primary source for my happiness. That has been my biggest lesson on my spiritual… Continue reading Why I Won’t Feel Guilty for Being Happy

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Fake Love is Flattery

At some point in our lives, we’ve been exposed to people that aren’t who they appear to be. Sometimes they’re our friends, coworkers, or even our family. They show up to our events, like our posts, and even give their “genuine” advice. They appear to love us so genuinely. However, all love isn’t what we… Continue reading Fake Love is Flattery

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Black Boys Cry Too

Black boys and men are told how to act before they can establish what is best for them. We teach our young black boys early in life that a man doesn’t show emotion often, if at all. The comfort and softness for little black boys doesn’t exist long. They aren’t allowed to cry or be… Continue reading Black Boys Cry Too

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Why Situationship Break-Ups Hurt

We’ve all fallen victim to engaging in a situationship. Sometimes you don’t know you’re in one until it’s over. You get to know someone, you make plans, and create inside jokes. Then, one day the feeling isn’t the same. The openness of “getting to know each other” becomes inconvenient. The other people you both consider… Continue reading Why Situationship Break-Ups Hurt

My Life Be Like, short story

Doing It Well Finale

We pulled up at Drago’s and part of me was still excited from what had just happened. As I went to open the door, Quan grabbed my hand... “I know I promised dinner, but could we get this to go,” he said. “Yeah, if that’s what you’re comfortable with,” I said happily.  “Cool, I’ll get… Continue reading Doing It Well Finale

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Severed Ties: Don’t Update Me on People I No Longer Eff With

In my 29 years of life, I’ve broken ties with plenty of people. As we all do in our lives. Some on good terms, some on bad terms. I’ve even left a bad taste in few people’s mouths upon my departure. Yet, they’ve always been warranted and needed most times. I’ve always been an advocate… Continue reading Severed Ties: Don’t Update Me on People I No Longer Eff With

My Life Be Like, short story

Doing It Well Part 2

I guess my brain decided on now because my lips were on his skin in an instant. As he turned around, I saw his eyes glare into my soul. He slowly wrapped my leg around him and we joined in an embrace. His soft kiss on my lips was what I really needed. I could… Continue reading Doing It Well Part 2