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Organized Chaos-Part 5: Love vs Love

DeWayne was a man on fire. “This fool gonna sleep with my woman and get her pregnant. I’m gonna kill him!”   DeWayne was riding in his unmarked police car to the precinct. Although he wasn’t the one who filed the report, he knew where he could get the information on Johnathan and where he… Continue reading Organized Chaos-Part 5: Love vs Love

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Organized Chaos-Part 4: The Getback

  “I got the last laugh Carolyn,” Rasheeda said as she broke down her rifle.   The shot felt good for her, shooting from far away with no one knowing where the shot came from. She saw Johnathan in the distance looking off to where the bullet came from and trying to find out the… Continue reading Organized Chaos-Part 4: The Getback

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Organized Chaos- Part 3: Dead Wrong

  Bang! The shot rang loud and clear as Carolyn took in a bullet. She fell to the ground, and immediately the consciousness of her body began to fade. The white light got bright as she heard Johnathan sadly holding her and sobbing because she was dying. The end was there for Carolyn as her… Continue reading Organized Chaos- Part 3: Dead Wrong

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Organized Chaos-Part 2: Chess Not Checkers

“Where do I go from here?” Johnathan kept saying that to himself after what he just went through. He loved his wife, Carolyn. He thought he was the guy who put the twinkle in her eye, but it was Eric who did so and not him. His anger was still resonating within him over Carolyn… Continue reading Organized Chaos-Part 2: Chess Not Checkers

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Genital Reveal > Gender Reveal

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, I watched my mama lug cases of pampers to her pregnant friends' baby showers, and as the mid-2010s rolled around, teenage pregnancy in the Black community led me to attend a few baby showers of my own. I found pleasure in our remixed versions of the word scramble games, clothespin… Continue reading Genital Reveal > Gender Reveal

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Organized Chaos- Part 1: When Love Calls

“I miss her,” is all Eric could say to himself. Each day he thought on the times he and Carolyn used to spend together, the walks in the park, the talks after dark and the many, many times she put a smile on his face. All those memories faded to darkness when he realized she… Continue reading Organized Chaos- Part 1: When Love Calls

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Reality TV: How Far Is Too Far?

Photo by Russell Ferrer on Unsplash I remember being younger and watching shows like The Real World, Big Brother and American Idol. These shows had real people with real issues and real talent. They weren't full of drama but were fun to watch, kept me entertained and didn't drain me from all the toxicity being… Continue reading Reality TV: How Far Is Too Far?

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Dirty Change: Part 18- Bond Tight

"This is going to be fun." Secret was on her way to Shady Tree after leaving the police precinct. The plan was working to perfection and she was loving every minute of it. As she was headed to Shady Tree, she looked back to see if anyone was trailing her. She was home free on… Continue reading Dirty Change: Part 18- Bond Tight

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Dirty Change: Part 17-Misdirection and Execution

"If I could only shake this haze that I'm in." Detective Collins was still feeling the effects of her drinking session as she pulled up the gas station. She was able to gather herself some to go get the gum but she her headache wasn't going anywhere anytime soon. As soon as she got inside,… Continue reading Dirty Change: Part 17-Misdirection and Execution

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Dirty Change: Part 12- Romeo and Juliet

"What is the next step my love?" "We will see each other tonight." The shadowy figure hung up the phone and left the location. Meanwhile Detective Porter was sitting at his desk at the precinct again trying to see if he could find any other clues to Detective Collins' whereabouts. After his meeting with Mr.… Continue reading Dirty Change: Part 12- Romeo and Juliet