A short story by Rae
Magenta Harris is a young, black woman looking for a date. At this point, anyone will do. Magenta’s boyfriend, Donellius, hasn’t taken her out on a date in months, and she’s tired of waiting. Magenta’s left feeling depressed and useless after trying to fit her desires into their relationship. Enter Tino, the one who may be the answer Magenta’s been looking for. Tino is bold, dominant, and kinda crazy, but he offers Magenta one thing—a date.
Magenta has to make a choice. Will Magenta and Donellius improve their relationship, or will she risk everything for a date with his polar opposite?
We walk outside the office and continue talking. We don’t get far before he asks me if I want to hang out with him. Right now. I think he’s talking about at the school and agree.
Only, he’s not talking about at school. He wants me to ride on his motorcycle to the place of my choice. My anxiety rises as I think of every possible thing that could go wrong. For one, I might know him, but no way do I know him well enough to just ride off with him into the sunset without any question. Besides, I have a boyfriend, I can’t be doing anything like that.
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