Last Friday, my friend made a genius suggestion: that we go see a movie at the recently-opened Alamo Drafthouse. The place has created quite a buzz in Springfield, as it's the only theater in town that serves alcohol and food while you watch. I can vouch that it was indeed expensive--almost $30 just for one … Continue reading Critique: Ingrid Goes West (SPOILERS)
A few days ago I was coming home from work, putting my bike into the garage, when I noticed a fat caterpillar crawling around underfoot. I watched it for a bit and took a few pics, because I'm kind of a nerd like that, and to be honest had never really seen one up close … Continue reading Caterpillar Corner
That phrase, "a fit of complete mental absorption," is an excellent way of describing the state I go into while I'm writing. It's as if the world is shut out; nothing else matters besides getting the idea down on paper and in the best words possible.
Mama didn’t teach me to slather myself in cocoa butter lotion, so my skin doesn’t dry and crack and get stretch marks. She didn’t show me how to wrap a kerchief each night so my hair doesn’t rub against the pillow and give me acne. Mama didn’t show me how to tweeze the extra hairs … Continue reading Black Girl Grit (prompt: grainy)
Even the regulars aren't always safe. Most of them, I have their faces memorized. It just kind of happens after two years of working in the same place. I don't know half their names, but at a glance I can tell you if they're nice or not, what kind of cigarettes they smoke--a whole catalog … Continue reading Regular (prompt: prickle)
skin like peanut butter cups, caramel squares, chocolate kisses; black girls, brown girls, we delicious. *** Written for the prompt "jiffy."
Leanne polished off her orange juice with a satisfied sigh and reached across the table for the box of Froot Loops. She frowned and shook it around, the last few pieces rattling around noisily in the bottom. Her brother looked on in silent horror as she overturned the box and they spilled out in a … Continue reading Rainbow Dust (prompt: organize)