Regarding My Blackness

While sitting in the movie theater this past January, I watched as Moonlight began to borrow itself deep inside my heart. It clung to my lungs and wrapped around my rib cage. It crept into my brain stem and spread across my skull. I was covered in it from head to toe. Unable to separate…

That Look on Your Face…

I Do not Fear The inevitable I Do not Fear Change It makes No Difference To Fear the Reaper When you Yourself Are feeling misplaced I do Fear, however, That inevitable day When I no longer remember That look On your face  

Closeted Fear

In response to the Daily Post’s prompt “Closet” When I was a kid I was afraid of my closet. The same way I was afraid to go to sleep with my door closed or the hallway light off. In fact, when it came to sleeping, there were a lot of things I was afraid of….

An Ode to My Mad Fat Diary

In homage to season 3 of My Mad Fat Diary premiering Monday June 22nd, I thought I would write down everything I’ve learned from the past 2 seasons. This is one of the few shows that I’ve watched that has gotten through to the very core of my emotional soul. I have never laughed more, cried more,…

Love, Hate, Fear

Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda We hate fear We fear love And we love to hate They say “Hate” is a strong word But so is “Love” “Fear” can be an even stronger word A stronger emotion A stronger attitude…

1,000 Empty Words

For this week’s challenge, use one of the images in this gallery as a starting point for a short story, poem, free-write, or musing on whatever you’d like. I can see it. I can see everything around me. It’s dark and damp and unwelcoming. I’ve heard this all before. Many times before. You say things…

Characters that Haunt You- Part 2

Since I received so much positive feedback on my original Characters that Haunt You post (of which my heart has now grown two sizes), I thought that I would continue the journey of my character. I would love to hear thoughts on it! I can already smell it, from hundreds of miles away; the greed…

Daily Prompt: Fright Night

What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it? What am I most scared to do? Honestly, I don’t really like telling other people my fears. I find that sometimes, whether they know it or not, people tend to use your fears against you. I was…