Heart of Crystal (Book One Chapter One)

Chapter 1 Crystal stretched across her bed, reached for a pillow to hug, and thought about her talk with Mario. What just happened? Last week, she was telling him how she’d embarrass him in a spades game if they ever played each other. Today, she was mentally burning his image into her brain and replaying READ MORE

True Life Poet

What is a “true life poet”? You would think that this would be a simple question, right? For some reason, every time I hear this question, I pause. It seems like it would be easy to describe, yet it seems like I’m not descriptive enough. I can’t tell you the first time I used it. READ MORE

What Does “Obelia Akanke” Mean?

Why Obelia Akanke? I’ve worked with and spoken to so many different people. Sometimes, people don’t get along. There was a time a woman started a “pissing board” so that those of us who had things to say that weren’t directly helpful to the posted topics could vent and get things off our chests. I READ MORE