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.”

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…

Group Counselling Day 2, Part 2 (Short Story)

Part 2 of Group Counselling Day 2, Part 1 (Short Story) This part can be read by seperately. “And the teams are: Daren, Feng & Elisa Megan, Rosie, & Rylan Malik, Apex, & Marla Jaxon, Adelaide, & Cora.” Cora had a smirk on her bronze face. It was fixed, vengeful, and shamelessly, aimed at Jaxon. 

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…

Group Counselling Day 1 (Short Story)

So there I was, seated in the center of a taboo. All of us, forced to reveal what made us  special—or freaks some might say.  My support group’s new instructor, Ms. Machett, liked to treat our knacks (rather our ticks) as though they were superpowers. She would smile at our defects and urge us to…

This Little Piece (Free-write Poem)

∼∼ This little piece of hope in my hands, let me hold it for a generous time.  This little piece of passion in my palms, let me feel it till the day I die. This little piece of talent in my fingertips, let me have it till the day it is proven to not be…

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…

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…