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A Review (finally): Acrimony

I finally watched the movie Acrimony... I want everyone who said that Taraji had no reason to be mad or snap to tell me why you feel that way? Because listen... That man cheated on her, used her money until she had not a dime left, had her carry the financial weight of their whole marriage for over twenty damn years. She begged and pleaded with this man to get a job and help her. Begged and pleaded... This woman was tired. And YET , she worked and worked and worked in order for him to sit home and work on his craft. Finally, after draining the damn life out of her, he gets on. His invention gets picked up, after she leaves him. After she says enough is enough is when his ship comes sailing in. He then gets with another woman who knew someone who knew someone... She pulled some strings to get him put on. THE SAME DAMN WOMAN HE CHEATED ON HER WITH ALL THOSE YEARS AGO! He gives Taraji ten-million-dollars and buys her mama house back that she lost because of him. All of

Dear Writer...

Dear Writer, I know today may not be a good day for you. You've written book after book and still can't manage to find your footing. You watch as other writers put out novels and it's an instant hit. You watch as they get hundreds of reviews and at least fifty of them in a matter of hours. You start to question if you're really meant to write. You know you can tell a good story, but are you a good writer? You get depressed. Your muse runs away. You start to feel as if maybe...just maybe, you should leave the novel writing to those whom the readers flock to no matter what they write. You've become disillusioned, quite possibly discouraged. It's days, weeks, and months--sometimes, years-- later now, and you still can't get your juice back. You've written your heart out and it seems no one is reading your work. It's easy for other writers to say "keep writing" and  "don't give up" when they're, not only, popular but ver

Snippet: Everyone Knows It But Me (unedited)

The sun was shining but it was cool for a spring day in May. Trees danced around in the wind. People were out on the island. It didn’t matter to them that they had to wear sweaters or light jackets. The smell of the ocean was tranquil. Even though I would have to drive an hour and some change to get to Hilton Head where the corporate meetings would be held, I still chose to stay on Tybee Island. I knew people would start looking for me and my job would tell my husband where I was which was why I took a detour to the island. Tybee Island, also known as Savannah Beach, was a tourist attraction that also offered oceanfront property rentals, another reason I chose to stay there. The smell of barbecue and different foods were in the air. Music was saturating the atmosphere, and children were playing. The Black Heritage festivities for the weekend were already in play as I pulled onto 1 st Street. I was anxious and excited to get into the house I had rented so I could relax before

Coming soon: Tell Me No More

“He’s getting married!” “What?” “Jamie… he’s getting married,” I repeated frantically. There was a wild look of panic in my eyes, I was sure. My whole world seemed to be crashing down around me. Nothing prepared me for the news that the man I still loved was about to walk down the aisle and make another woman his wife. Kay had to catch me in her arms before my legs gave out on me. For four years I’d been trying to come to grips with the fact that I’d let a good man get away. Jamie and I had been together for almost two years before I’d cheated on him with my son’s father’s best friend. I’d met Jamie while I was head over heels in love with Aric. Even after finding out Aric was married, I held on to hope that he and I could be together. That was until his wife, Stephanie, tried to kill me and my son while I was pregnant with him. Even then, it took a while for me to see that Aric and I just weren’t meant to be together. I finally saw that Jamie was the man I