Just starting I Called Him Temptation? Read the previous chapters here:Continue reading “I Called Him Temptation: Day 11”
I’ve updated both my site and art page logo! I painted it myself last week. If you’re interested in seeing more of my art, peep imaginationbyrae on Instagram. Thanks for viewing and Happy New Year!
What is FOMO? Simply put, it’s the acronym for Fear Of Missing Out. Some of us are especially prone to bouts of FOMO. Are you one of those people? I am.Continue reading “For the Love of FOMO”
A PoemContinue reading “Nappy”
It was a warm September night, and I was pacing under the white glow of towering street lamps trying to retain my liquid anxiety. I needed to pee. My heart was in my throat. I felt physically weak. I was about to do my very first open mic performance, and I was terrified.Continue reading “Open Mic Anxiety!”
A Poem Continue reading “The Smell”
In the past 12 weeks(?), I’ve lost count, I have learned to think more and more like a journalist in every aspect of my life. This is especially applicable when it comes to my social media and social life in general.
I used to allow my shyness and anxiety to hold me back from a lot of potential opportunities to connect with others and get to know them better. I was able to do that for so long, but it has cost me in ways I’ll explain later.
A fictional 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?
Find out below in the first installment of this story.
Note: A revised intro has been added with improvements and new content!!
And why does it mean so much to you, Rae?
I have hit a major milestone in my journey to publishing my first book! No, I’m not in the stages of publishing yet, and no, I don’t have an agent. However, I finished writing the whole thing—44,832 words— at 2:38 am on July 29!Continue reading “What is In Their Shadows?”