Frederick and Pearlene Woodson find themselves in a local hospital emergency room after her living room stumbles two weeks before in “Pregnancy Test.”
Early morning shift begins at 10 pm Saturday when Cowboy rolls the Vic onto Willowbrook Avenue. At 10:05, we stop well-dressed Latina millennials in a brand new Beamer, front plate missing...short story fiction
The N-word had been programmed into artificial intelligence even though people received assistance from a Black man’s poop. He’d spent years living in Sanctuary, inhabited by so many different ethnicities, genders, and skin shades, the N-word had lost some, but not all, of its sting. To the folks living there, everyone was a nigger to many outsiders.
Leland Otis Dunwitty meets Mysteree, his first love, and finds how complicated relationships can be when lovers come from different track sides.
You're on Compton City Hall’s chambers steps, Black Lives Matter button in plain view, your belly distends and nearly blocks out Herrera. It stretches Elizabeth Eckford's 1957 photo that’s on your t-shirt... short story fiction
Trina Thomas confronts intuitional obstacles when trying to rescue her younger brother from his heinous foster mom, Starkaña Wilkerson, in "Bruised."
The above stories are samples of what you'll read in my short story collection, "Crooked Out of Compton," that's coming soon. The collection was a finalist for the 2020 Big Moose Prize and was a Chestnut Review Stubborn Artist Contest semi-finalist. "Bruised," a story from the collection, is the 2020 Tulip Tree Merit Prize winner.