Halloween Deprived

“Can’t we just give them candy?” I would ask.

My mother would shake her head. Then she would say, “No. If we give them candy, those kids will keep coming here every year. We don’t celebrate Halloween, so when they knock, don’t open the door.”

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Group Counselling, Day 3, Part I [Short Story – The Early Birds]

Part 3 of Group Counselling Day 2, Part 2 (Short Story)

But this part can be read separately.

10:34 am, Saturday Morning, Counselling Building’s Lobby

“…Yeah, I was diagnosed with clinical depression but I refused to take my medications.”

“Really. Why?”

“I’ve seen what those strong anti-depressants do to people. I rather be dead on my own terms, than be unintentionally brain-dead.”

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Group Counselling Day 2, Part 1 (Short Story)

The Continuation of Group Counselling Day 1 (Short Story)

 Another Saturday morning came by, Cora was infront of the sandpaper Group Counselling Building, with her dark skin shining in the sunlight, her tangled hair packed in a petite ponytail, her bleached blue jumpsuit swishing in the wind, her leather messenger bag secured across her chest, and her feet, buried in dirty-white Vans. 

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Toxic Games (Short Story)

The August heat had willed Joshua to tie his hair into a poorly structured man-bun, willed his fair face to be laced with sweat, willed his fairly slim build to be dressed in a white tank top and knee-length cargo. While Genet’s shoulder-length hair retained its curls, her bronze face shined, and her favorite summer dress, blue and white with slits on the sides, complemented her long legs. 

The couple were seating on a dusty bench, waiting for the bus that would take them home, dubiously, across from the Dollar store where Joshua had stolen a bag of blue marbles. 

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Let’s Talk About All The Ravenous Sexual Display in The Arts

Sexuality is a normal trait for all animal species. It permits intimacy, immunity, reproduction, and other conceivable benefits. This is why the display of sexual acts by artists in today’s society aren’t much of a surprise; in many cases, art imitates life.

Yet, if you’ve observed sexual display in the arts like I have, I’m sure you would’ve noticed that many artists handle the topic of sexuality differently. Some showcase minimal sexual display and others reveal everything… every damn graphic detail.

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