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How Love Can Delay Death

Note: Linda and Kenny were my neighbors neighbor and truth be told I didn't know them that well. I was a child and I didn't comprehend all the events going on in my world. But I knew their story. They were legends in my cul-de-sac and they lived a life worth sharing. I don't know if they wanted their story to … Continue Reading


No Love In The Heart Of The City

"But how? How the fuck do you know?" "You just know." I laughed. I didn't believe her. I couldn't believe her. It sounded like bullshit to me. Maybe it was a mother's way of protecting her youngest from the … Continue Reading


How to Conquer the World

No one threw us a life jacket. They let us drown. I kept kicking and clawing because my teacher once told me, "A person only floats when they're dead." But it didn't work. The water was pulling me down. A … Continue Reading


When I Grow Up, I Want To Be…

"Your son has lost it. You gave birth to a fucking idiot." My Uncle told my mother, only half jokingly. "Go tell her what you just told me, tell her what you want to go do.."  "I want to go to the slums and … Continue Reading