A Shot of Death, No Chaser

I've been working on longer forms of writing outside of my usual blog post and poetry. To create an audience I've moved to other sites and publications to find readers. With that being said, my own personal site will always be a hub for everything I'm doing. Below is the first chapter of a murder…

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Toni Morrison in the Past Tense

Toni Morrison in the past tense is earth-shattering. To say that Toni Morrison was an American Novelist is to admit that she is no longer with us. Also to say she was a novelist is to underplay the monumental impact that she's had on literature and culture altogether. A Pulitzer Prize winner for her book,…

Is this Church Built with Wood from the Cross

I was not born into a religious family. It was just my mother and I when I was younger and religion didn’t pay the bills, not in my house. My mother worked two jobs and went to school while I was always trying to do what I could to help around the house. Sundays were…

Ask Yourself Questions

This might come as a shock to some (absolutely nobody) I'm an introvert that struggles communicating. This doesn't just start at awkward first date dialogue and, end at not being able to understand the customer service representative on the other side of a call. I can't communicate with myself. Furthermore, with a breakdown in communication…

A Different Approach To Second Dates

I feel like I should start this post like I start all of my mornings, by shaming myself. Yes this is a post about second dates, and I've been on a ton of second dates. In other words, I am single and incapable of sustaining a long term relationship. But I'm not too lonely, depressed,…

Working out Through Depression

Exercise fortifies the pillars of your mind, body, and soul. Nevertheless, knowing something is good for you isn't always motivation to do it, especially through a depressive episode. Depression comes and goes in waves, but I'm interested in consistency amongst the tsunami of emotions.  “I thought maybe I could help people with awareness, help men…

How I know You & I will Fall in Love.

This week not only did I publish a poem on Elephant Journal but the founder Waylon Lewis asked me to became a V.I.P Contributing Writer. Last week my first poem hit a ten out of ten rating. The only way you get a good score is from the interaction algorithm they provide, comments, likes, shares,…

Cancun at Fiesta Americana Condesa

Location, Location, Location The saying, "Location is everything" stands true when it comes to an all inclusive stay at the stunning Fiesta Americana. It takes no time at all for the staff to make me feel welcomed and at home. Everyone was polite and spoke to me with kindness. The first man I encountered, Pablo,…