28 February 2014

Lizzette (50 words)

Lizette was happy her father found someone to love. Her mom died when she was born six years ago, she's been in the hospital since. Her dad told her her mom missed her and wants her in heaven with her. She was ready, now that her dad won't be alone.

-Anthony Hamilton

Samuelle (50 words)

Her biggest fear was that she would never find someone who loved her as much as Samuelle, her dog. After she thanked God for her fiancĂ©e  James, he  broke up with her,  then Samuelle, her pet for  five years, ran away from home.  And was found on James’ doorstep.

27 February 2014

Esperanza (10 words)





                                            Her name was going to be Esperanza. God wasn’t ready.

Guillermo ( 100 words)

Guillermo saw in Adina someone with whom he’d love to have babies. He treated her like a queen. She was aware of how he felt since the third date, and when he proposed to her 2 years later, she said yes, even though she had a secret; she was born without a uterus.  He loved her and he treated her better than any man ever did,  and she committed suicide because she could not bear him what he always wanted-a child.  Finding out after she was found dead,  he said he didn’t care : he would have married her anyway.

26 February 2014

Vanessa (50 words)



In front of the tallest building in town she  held up a sign that read  CAN YOU PLEASE TELL VANESSA HILTON HER MOTHER IS HUNGRY AND HASN’T EATEN IN 5 DAYS?  

Then a man invited her inside the lobby, where he  informed her that her daughter died 5 days ago.

Ngdoche & Faisreh (75 words)



Ngdoche  loved Faisreh so much she  forgot she was disfigured until she overheard him defending her to his parents. She didn’t expect the words spoiled goods to come out of the mouths of people who say they were Christians. “Don’t give us no ugly grand children,” Faisreh heard them say.

“She can’t have children, “  Ngdoche said. “As a result, her former husband threw acid on the left side of her face.  I love her.”

Douade (50 words)

Making a promise before God in front of family and friends, Douade believed in the sanctity of marriage. It took him 50 years to find a woman who shared his opinion. Running a red light, a truck slammed into their car, and Douade died instantly, enroute to their wedding reception.

25 February 2014

Melissa (100 words)

When Melissa’s mother told her she was no longer a daughter to her because  she was a lesbian and that she was going to go to hell, they had just eaten at the all you can eat shrimp and lobster buffet to celebrate her mother’s divorce from her  3rd husband and to announce that she was pregnant with her Pastor’s baby ( her husband was sterile), and that she got a promotion at her job where  she works on Saturdays processing chitterlings, using her youngest daughter’s social security number as her own so it doesn’t mess with her welfare money.

23 February 2014

Sheila (50 words)


"My  parents only had daughters, and my dad taught us about cars, especially how to fix a flat tire so that we wouldn’t feel helpless, in need of a man. I found another use for my tire iron; I used it to kill a man who tried to rape me."

Sometimes


sometimes i feel like i can't even pray.
but i do it anyway.


22 February 2014

User Friendly

From what I experience,
 Some people are nothing to others until they're everything. Or needed. 

-Alieuxgeorge

19 February 2014

The substitute for gods


Crowds in Sharpeville South Africa, fleeing as police open fire on peaceful protestors, killing at least 69 and injuring 180 people. 1960. © Ian Berry/Magnum Photos



          To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

                                                              -Voltaire


song in my head this morning



You're the one that I've been searching for...no less than everything and nothing more
                                                        -Bilal

18 February 2014

Ouadim (50 words)

 "Thanks for the advice, ma. I told Ouadim I was pregnant, and I hadn’t heard from him in weeks! Before that, he was on me, like a leach. How did you know that lie would work?”
 "That's the last thing I told your father. I was pregnant with you. “

(50 words)

Time after Time (100 words)

Because Jenny knew how it felt to love and be loved in return, she understood. After knowing how happy her grandmother was , she was willing to fight anyone who came between her and the person who used her own life savings to take care of her when even her kids turned their backs on her because of who she loved. It was high school when they met. Jenny’s great grandmother didn’t like their bond so they moved from Chicago to Atlanta. But they found each other 50 yrs later, after their husbands died. And they stayed together until death.....

 I was challenged to write a short story in 100 words. The above is what I came up with.

17 February 2014

Oooops

That moment when a new friend tells you he doesn't need new friends as he doesn't have the time to spend with the friends he currently has, then the next day he calls to ask for a small container of your urine because he smokes weed and he needs clean urine for an upcoming drug test for a new job. Too bad so sad. I told him to call his friends.

16 February 2014

just a thought.

i'm pretty sure that if i wasn't so lonely, i wouldn't commit half the random acts of kindness that i do. i keep thinking, how can you not want to be friends with people who treat you so well, but apparently it's easy. 

I'm tired.


14 February 2014

I wonder




 I wonder if, at 51, I'm too old to be hanging on to that Happily Ever After or is it time for me to let go? I still want the wife and I want kids the authentic way but I'm a practical guy.  I'm not having any luck in the romance department, but I'm wondering if I should consider artificial insemination or other options? I need to keep praying on it.

13 February 2014

Like Bamboo

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
-Buddha

 Bamboo, one of the “Four Gentlemen” (bamboo, orchid, plum blossom and chrysanthemum), plays such an important role in traditional Chinese culture that it is even regarded as a behavior model of the gentleman. As bamboo has some features such as uprightness, tenacity and hollow heart, people endow bamboo with integrity, elegance and plainness, though it is not physically strong. Ancient Chinese poets wrote countless poems to praise bamboo, but actually they were truly talking about people like bamboo and express their understanding of what a real gentleman should be-

_The sweetest thing






The sweetest thing I've ever known was like a kiss on the collarbone.

FYI



                                               Some of us are awake.



 & Good
is the enemy of great. 


De La Soul

Let me compliment your size....




12 February 2014

100/Zero

If you have to do all the heavy lifting all of the time, it's time to leave it and walk away.

--Alieux D. Casey-George


You know who I am referring to.

That awkward moment

When you let people know how they are.

-Eric Benet

Silly me

I'm still trying to get over friendships and other relationships with people that couldn't care less if I lived or died. Why do I still care? Why can't I dispose of people (like trash, or a dead battery) as easily as they can dispose of me?

Exactly

It could all be simple, but some people make it hard.

11 February 2014

Just a thought

You can spend your entire life being the nicest most compassionate person in the world and yet it will all mean nothing to people who are determined to think less of you.

10 February 2014

If only

A lot of the things I want in my life are the things people take for granted. And it saddens me.
A friend was telling me how he dreads going straight home  after work and he meets friends for happy hour every day  because his kids are going to want his attention as soon as he walks in the door and his wife is always upset when he shows up late because she likes for them to have  dinner together as a family every evening. She has a full time job, she does all the cooking and cleaning and the nurturing and he complains. 

(What I wouldn't give for someone  to care enough to be upset...)


08 February 2014

#puttinginthework

Hope is great, faith is necessary, but work is mandatory. Thanking God for another day!

04 February 2014

Im not overly sensitive. I'm just aware, and I question people, and I make sure people are aware so that they know never to say certain things or behave in certain ways in my presence again. That's all.
#thatknapsackofprivilege, # respect, #notoleranceofracistbullshit