I’ve been weird all my life, not fitting in and feeling pressured to do so. I have a new appreciation for weirdness and being a weird Black kid; this is my love note to all the others.
If you leave, I expect the world to crumble around me. But first, I will think it’s a sick joke. One played by the God almighty, Who laughs at the sight of smoke. Then it will hit me that you’re gone, A weight I am not prepared […]
In the seventh installment of Awkward, Anxious, and Average, Jayla is dreading celebrating the New Year.
An anniversary only comes once a year, the love of your life is waiting; the candles, the view, everything MUST be perfect.
A beautiful night ends in murder on the gentle waters of Venice. Based on an original 25-word short story.
In the sixth installment of Awkward, Anxious, and Average, Jayla can’t sleep. Her intrusive alarm clock keeps her up at night.
Have you ever received a late-night text and panicked? In this installment of Awkward, Anxious, and Average, Jayla founds herself fumbling over words as her crush opens up.
In this installment of Awkward, Anxious, and Average, Jayla is overthinking her first date.
A night a whimsy turns end in blood, the only evidence a bullet hole and a lipstick stain. Based on an original 25-word short story.
“I would like the chicken fingers.” “I would like the chicken fingers, please.” “I would like…” “What are you doing?” Her voice broke my rehearsing. Why do I think out loud? For once, I will not overthink it, I am going to try and play it cool. “Hmm, […]