Sistah Girls Book Club launched a dope new audio series where authors and writers read stories they’ve written specifically for the series or passages from published works. I recorded my short story Muse, and it is now live via their website. To listen, click the link below.
Desiree & Zane, Zane & Desiree. Whatever order you arrange these two in, their story will be beautiful all the same.
If you read the story in KU and would like to own a copy, now is the time to do it. Remember to leave a review when you’re done 😘.
Desiree met Zane the evening of Independence Day at Brooklyn’s Coney Island. On Christmas Eve that same year, Zane brought her back there to ask her to be his wife. Two months later they exchanged vows. Then ten months after that she forgot it all… including Zane. Before they met, Desiree never thought she could fall in love with a man she barely knew. Can she do it again?
If you read it on Kindle Unlimited and loved it or if you’ve just wanted to read it, now is your chance to own it!
Is it okay for me to add to your weekend read?
Join my BK Insiders Club now and receive (4) exclusive short stories that will be sent to your email when you sign up. You can’t even buy these, by the way. These stories are exclusive to my subscribers. So click the link below!
Yesterday, I sent out an email to my BK Insiders List subscribers about an exclusive free short story I was sending their way. If you are familiar with my writing, you know that writing and posting short stories at no charge is something I do often. As I’ve explained on my blog where most of my short stories go, writing shorts helps me exercise my writing muscle, a.k.a. my brain. It also helps with taking a break from writing my novellas since writing a book can be taxing.
I don’t get any money from my blog. I don’t host ads for a reason because it really is a place where I can post freely and creatively. And I don’t sell my books here… yet.
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!
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
I released a subscriber only story this morning to BK Insiders and since it’s #teasertuesday I figured I’d share the first few pages. Check it out and if you want to keep reading, join the club ?
Title: An Unexpected Love: Nubia and Naazir’s Brooklyn Love Story
It’s been 2-years since I self-published my first story on Amazon, No Fraternizing, PT. 1. This story was never supposed to be a series. It was supposed to be a short novella that brought readers into a different world of characters with a different story concept.
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!
Here it is! Part 3 and the conclusion to my blog’s erotic series, “Pay Me In…” I kind of broke my own rule. This was written in 32-hours instead of 24-hours and it is a little over 5k words long. But I couldn’t cut it short so…
As always, this has been lightly edited and contains… aw, you should already know. Thanks for reading this far ?. Let me know what you thought about the story in the comments! ?
Title: Pay Me In… PT. 3
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
I was on Pinterest a week ago, pinning and minding my business when I stumbled on the photo below. If you’re on Facebook, you’ll remember how the trending hashtag #shortstorychallenge came to life with people using the photos from the artist to create their own stories.
I didn’t participate then because I’m a little bit of a literary rebel who likes to avoid what everyone else is doing. Not to be difficult, it’s just the way I am. But when I saw this photo right here, the characters just wouldn’t shut up. I wrote this short story in less than 24-hours. I wanted to challenge myself to write a piece without planning or outlining anything. There’s some light editing. So, there may be some typos.
Now, I shouldn’t have to tell you what to expect. But if you’re unfamiliar with Brookelyn Mosley and what I do with a pen, please read this post before continuing. My writing isn’t too, too explicit but it isn’t sweet and subliminal either when it comes to my scenes. I’m right in the middle where I like it *wink.* Go on, read it. And let me know what you think by paying me in comments, likes and shares! ?
TITLE: PAY ME IN…