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The South is a lonely place, but two brothers still struggle to claim it as their own. In this flash fiction piece, the Greek mythos of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades has been relocated to the southern region of the United States of America and repurposed into a short story. Read More
Makenzie is left a widow with a two million dollar policy tied up in her husband, Trent's, secret investments. Trent is dead, yet stuck in between eternal life and damnation because he can't let his wife go. Trent's death wasn't an accident and neither is his purgatory sentence. Read More

Poem / Humor

July 23, 2016

Reads: 256

Comments: 7

Shelves: 2

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My thoughts on the great divide ! Read More

Reads: 961

Comments: 4

Shelves: 7

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A drifter settles down in a southern town and is subsequently forced to make an ethical decision. Read More

Short Story / Literary Fiction

December 22, 2015

Reads: 121

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

In the far lost world of the nubian desert, everyone is a stranger. Read More
Another adventure of Life in the 32502 Zip Code are and another page in the Saga of Edith Clarice, English Literature major and the future of the American South. Read More
This short is actually based on the lyrics from Billie Holidays song "Strange Fruit." This was actually an assignment for one of my college English courses. And one of the few truly short, short stories I have written! There was a word limit so... Summary: Kate takes her mule Sir… Read More
This cookbook has 6 generations of good ole southern family recipes as well as some fun ones. There are around 600 recipes in this book. You will find anything from purple hull peas to jalapeno cornbread, chocolate pie to frog legs, Dutch oven recipes to gifts in a jar, roadkill… Read More
The paper provides a review of how father absence exposes young women to HIV vulnerability in South Africa. Through a conceptual frame work provided, the research shows that father absence contributes to the vulnerability of young women to HIV. Read More

Reads: 2867

Comments: 29

Shelves: 2

The Romance House

Lee Glover has two main concerns in life - seeing his father survive this bought of cancer and maintaining the ranch he helped his father build. He has no time for his father's attempt at match making. When his father brings Camille into their life things start to get turned… Read More
I shall tell you how I came to eat the flesh of another human being. It all began when I and seven other evicted prisoners escaped from South Wales in Australia. I'd posted this story years ago on another side. Read More
An essay about my personal experiences with racism. The use of African American as a designator of race and not point of origin. The fact that we are essentially all Africans, having all originated from Africa. How we should abandon African American as a designation of race for Black people,… Read More
This is a short story or essay I wrote about the ever present racism that is still spread like cancer throughout the United States. I have started a movement to end one tendril of this cancer by referring to African Americans as Blacks, simply because they are just as American… Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 19, 2014

Reads: 196

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I was thinking about the Civil War and how the Emancipation Proclamation rhymed when I wrote this poem. Read More

Reads: 269

Shelves: 2

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They're Not My Girls is Jesi's first short story. In They're Not My Girls, readers follow the narrator to the places she has never been before and interact with the people she has never met before. They're Not My Girls is an examination of the maybe and what those maybe's… Read More
Profile of a member of my university journalism tutorial group. A poor, young man from the hinterlands of South Africa's Eastern Cape. Read More
Just trying out this story, tell me what you think. Read More
"Here" I said as I held out my jacket. He looked at me as he shook his head with a smile. "I can't take it, it's supposed to be the other way around now" "Who says?" As he was about to say something I interrupted him "im your friend and… Read More
The story takes place in 1962 Chicago, a time of innocence, before the turbulence of the sixties would literally change the world. The characters are best friends from the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's south side. They are all typical youngsters, wild, carefree, and full of hope, and promise. It is… Read More
I remain inclined and rooted in the ideology of communism. A free society that enjoys financial and spiritual freedom. Read More
A girl named Annie who lives in rural Kentucky reminisces about a day where her life took a huge turn after a devastating event, then goes on to reveal other things that took place in her life. She has to grow up quickly because people who have told her they… Read More

Reads: 234

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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The prelude to my new book "Born Under the Brixton Sun". A story about the lives of four young adults living in South London. Some want to improve their lives, others want to destroy them but everyone wants a different life to the one they've been given. Read More

Reads: 201

Shelves: 1

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It lives in the hole where the moon used to be. And for most of the worst part of the northern winter, over the last two decades, so have we. The real South Pacific was not a Bali Hai musical, but a drama of cannibals and castaways, headhunters and slavers,… Read More
Accounts of ancient visitors to America .Emphasis is on corroborating the presence of the appearance of ancient African and Semetic people within the Americas by lithic and cultural evidence. Emphasis is always made to the presence of early societies in Central and South America. It appears that their visitations were… Read More
High in her tower above Bedlam City, prima ballerina Carlissa Sweeting has lived her whole life by her parents' strict rules, never leaving the sparkling, pristine North Side. Until she meets Jay. An artist from the dangerous South Side of town, Jay is like no one Carlissa has ever met—and… Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

December 11, 2013

Reads: 150

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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Ode to Madiba Read More
My novel, set in South America, tells the story of the imprisonment of an esteemed, native political prisoner during a period of high tension between indigenous and mixed-race populations. The story is told through the various viewpoints of the prisoner's jailors and interrogators. This novel was inspired when five men… Read More

Short Story / Humor

November 20, 2013

Reads: 208

Shelves: 1

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This is the first chapter of my book called 'It Most Likely Will Not Work.' It is a short story about a father finding out his teenage son has changed. Read More
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