What’s it like looking for love in a hook-up culture? This was the question I asked myself while being nosy. I was sitting next to a 20-something woman when she received a text that simply read, “wyd.” I wasn’t trying to look and my eyesight sucks, so I’m not even sure how I was able to read that, but I did lol. My eyes just literally went there on their own 🤷🏾♀️, I promise. Anyway she rolled her eyes at the message and put her phone away and from her reaction I was inspired to write a story. I’m not sure if she ever responded. I don’t even know if the text came from someone she’s been intimate with. But the idea for the story came to mind and here is the result. I’ve had this photo saved in my photo inspo stash and thought it was perfect to build on the story I had. I wrote this during that bus ride and forced myself to only edit it twice. I’m a serial perfectionist so the latter is a struggle for me, but I write these stories with no outline, zero character development, and less editing to challenge myself… but I digress.
This month, I have a couple more stories publishing. All with a different take on love. I’m in the minority who believes there isn’t a right or wrong way to fall in love. I do think we can find it in ways that makes us happy and not base our choices on what others feel is right or acceptable. And this story illustrates that. Let me know what you think!
For me, creating projects around the holidays is significant because holidays are markers in time that are consistent making a holiday project something you can return to every year and not get bored with reading… hopefully.
Last Christmas, I released my short story Unsilent Knight and made it available for free for five days. I knew I didn’t want to publish another short via Amazon this year so I decided to come up with something else.
At first, I thought about blogging every day for the month of December. But the way my patience is set up, I wouldn’t make it past day ten. Plus, when I actually sat down to plan the blog posts, the topics were all over the place and I didn’t find them interesting which led me to believe you wouldn’t either. If I can’t enjoy writing it I will not commit to it.
So then I thought about writing a blog post every day from the 1st to the 25th. Youtubers and some bloggers do something similar called Vlogmas or Blogmas where they create content every day until Christmas day.
But again, the way my patience is set up… nah.
And that’s when I came up with the idea for Drinks on Me.
As always, I wanted to challenge myself and try something different, so vibe with me on this 😘
Although I’m always down for great dialogue (I think I’m pretty comfortable writing dialogue), I prefer writing descriptions in my stories. I find that descriptions anchor readers in a scene and makes them see what the writer sees, offering a damn good mind movie.
It’s a preference and we as writers are all different. But I wanted to see if I could carry the fire of a story with more dialogue than usual so… I came up with this story concept inspired by this Reese Royce photo… I LOVE his drawings as I’m sure you’ve realized.
Anyway, in the dawn of FaceTime and Skype, I wanted to force my characters to use their words and their imaginations 😉.
Wanna read about it?? Let me know what you think!
Title: Incoming Call
Back with another one but this one is a little different from the others. I tried a different writing style and technique. I wanted to challenge myself, switching between past and present, using the same words but in different ways to move the story along without losing you as the reader. I like to use these short stories as a way to train my writing muscle… a.k.a. my brain lol. Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think. As always, this is explicit so read if you ’bout it 😘.
Title: LoveKilla (Not Another Love Story)
When I saw this drawing, this story just poured out of me. Wrote it in two hours using the Office OneNote app on my iphone in a Starbucks. As always, it’s explicit and may make the shy reader or the strict idealist uncomfortable.
Meh. Be bad with me, and read it anyway 😈.
Let me know what you think!
Hold up! There’s a part 1 to this. Make sure you read it first (Click Here To Read Now!) before continuing to read this ;-). If you’ve read it and you’re all caught up, carry on… Just as the first one, this story was written in 24-hours, contains explicit content, and has been lightly edited by me.
TITLE: PAY ME IN… PT. 2
No Fraternizing: Part 1 has shot to number 1 on Amazon and is officially a best seller! Have you downloaded your FREE copy yet?
Find out what all the hype is about and download your copy before the release of Part 2, scheduled for release by the end of this month!
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Great news – you can now download No Fraternizing: Part 1 for free on Amazon and Barnes and Noble! No Fraternizing: Part 2 is scheduled for release by the end of July so if you haven’t read No Fraternizing yet, now is the time to catch up on the series.
Here’s the synopsis: