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It often seems to be feast or famine, but both do multiply themselves if you let them. I made a decision sometime ago to let the feast multiply of anything was to. I thank God for many blessings to share.
In "Speaking of Summer," the Black women appear to have it all: great homes, men, careers, girlfriends, beauty. But there is a cost to keeping the realities of how they feel about their treatment in the world such a closed secret... I thank editor Christopher Schnieders for publishing this small piece of it and I look forward to finishing it, to share more to come!
Enjoy this excerpt, "Solemn and the Hassles," and please share it with your friends. #SolemnBook #Solemn
The number of black women and girls who go missing without a manhunt or trace continues. I am grateful to share my fictionalization of the predicament of deprioritized black women and girls as the story "There Were Six" in Per Contra: An International Journal of The Arts, Literature and Ideas. I don't presume to do justice to the realistic situation in a story, but please find some helpful links and resources included in this post.
I owe deep thanks to Deep South Magazine's editor Erin Bass for taking on an entire chapter of my new novel SOLEMN to publish in her Southern Voice section.
Read my story "What Billie and Phyllis Sang About", about an abandoned black woman left to survive alone in Harlem, in the new issue of Atticus Review. My favorite Billie Holiday and Phyllis Hyman music is on the story's companion soundtrack Here. #BillieandPhyllis