This is the face of a mama who has just checked out of her every day life, and checked into an AirBnB for the weekend. It has been 3751 days since I have been alone. That’s over ten years. I have had my wonderful, amazing husband and/or a child or children with me for all but about 7 nights total spread out throughout that time, and I had friends and family with me those select few nights, so I still was not alone. This is supposed to be a self-directed writing retreat, but I also scheduled time to be completely free of responsibilities. Because it’s necessary. So many of my mama friends are burnt out. They are working their butts off caring for kiddos, keeping house, working outside the home, dealing with life’s stresses. I wish I could give all these women a weekend away to unwind, they all deserve it and more. I am one of the lucky ones. I have a husband who is an equal parent, and also takes care of the house and cooks too. We also have amazing parents who watch the boys as much as we need them to. I could never be the parent I am without all the help I have. Even still, over a decade with not a single night alone is too long. I am so grateful for this weekend. I already feel more relaxed and rejuvenated. I just hope I can focus and get some work done! But first, I have a king bed to starfish the night away in. G’nite. . . . . #mumofboys#mamaofboys#momofboys#mumof3#mamaof3#momof3#3boys#canadianfamily#smalltownliving#mamavacay#airbnb#afteradecade#takecareofthemamasinyourlife#selfcareseptember#selfcare#metime#alonetime#writingretreat#amwriting#writer#writing#writersofig#writersofinstagram#writerslife#writercommunity#writingcommunity#writeyourheartout#writeon
Howard Johnson- is the younger brother of Riccardo Johnson and also he is Kahleems best friend. Although Howard is away in college he always finds his way back home at the right time. Howard is what some may call a Mack. He is a big guy with a boyish face which the girls love around the city. After a situation with Kahleem Howard comes home to help his long time friend but what happens next leaves Kahleem , Riccardo and anyone who knows Howard in shock. Howard who has a promising future and who looks to one day play in the NFL is excelling but his long time girlfriend Jannis feels as if she is being left in the background and wants to get even. Find out what happens next in I wonder why they call they Nigga. Available on Amazon and on Sefuworld.com Artwork By: @art.by_colemariee #reading#authorsofinstagram#selfpublished#writer#writercommunity#like#follow#trending#book#ca#dc#nyc#artist
“Curiosity killed the cat.” • Not many people know the origin of that phrase. Modernity has chopped off the last part and crippled its meaning. Curiosity killed the cat, sure, but don’t forget the most crucial part: satisfaction brought him back. • Dolan Fox (yeah, yeah, a cat named Fox. Laugh it up, he’s never heard that one before) is an expert in the art of satisfaction. Well, in the art of his clients’ satisfaction, not his own. In crowded, smoggy, flickering Zineth, Dolan is in the business of opposition management. He’s a killer for hire who’s rumored to have nine lives and even more at his disposal. And his telekinetic powers make him a favorite of the elite and the criminal underbelly alike- a fixer and a reclaimer and a silencer. • He handles the stress and iniquity well, but despite all the scrubbing he’s done, raw and numb fingers, raw and numb feelings- dried blood stains still dot the periphery of his consciousness in ways he can never atone for. He wouldn’t know happiness, peace, if it bit him in the ass. • Until one day it decides to shoot him in the shoulder instead. The beautiful founder of a powerful underground activist group picks a strange way to persuade him to provide his services to assassinate a widely beloved government official. What he uncovers is a tangled web of deceit, a collapsing political framework begging for just a little push, and for the first time in his life, love. • (All photos pulled from and credited on linked Pinterest board: https://pin.it/7bl2u6h7umwdqg ) • #odicharacterchallenge#oc#writercommunity
My first stream of consciousness poem, “Equinox.” 🖤 For those of you who might be unfamiliar with what this is, a stream of consciousness poem is where you record the words exactly as they come into your mind, without changing them or planning them out beforehand. That’s why i pause so much in this recording, because I’m thinking up what to say next. It was an interesting little writing experiment. I think I’ll make more of these poems soon.🖤🥀 • • • I’ve seen you somewhere before. Heard your voice. Heard the weight of your feet moving closer towards me. I’ve seen you somewhere. Your eyes were brighter then, your chin was softer, your mouth, not so full of ash. There was something you wanted to tell me. Something about winter, I think. The way the trees’ limbs grow stiff and solid, and you cannot climb them anymore. The only currency is frost. Dark matter. Silence that you can only find in the middle of the lake at 2am, when the world has stopped turning. I think I heard you in that silence. I think I saw you limping towards me. There was something you wanted to say. • • • #poetry#writer#poem#art#artist#quote#quotes#write#writersofinstagram#photography#inspiration#love#spiritual#lovequotes#spokenword#prose#poetrycommunity#writercommunity#lgbtq#consciousness#words#healing#book#author#zine#witch#dark#philosophy#feminist#streamofconsciousness
Trust me when I say that after every deception, the truth will come out. The truth about that person, the truth about their lies and the truth about how much you really meant to them. The people who deceive you are only deceiving themselves because eventually, they won’t be able to run away from the truth. They can’t run away from their demons or their flaws. They won’t be able to wear the deception mask for too long because they forget one very important factor, they forget that people eventually take their blindfolds off, their intuition kicks in, they start seeing the true colors, they sniff the lies and they finally walk away when they’ve had enough. If someone deceived you, it says a lot about them, not you. If anything, you should be happy that you’re no longer associated with someone who can’t be real with themselves or people. You should be happy that you’re no longer in the presence of someone who can’t be genuine or vulnerable or sincere. But every deception is a confirmation from God that this road is not for you, that these people are not for you, that those who deceive you need to heal their own issues before you can truly trust them or love them. Every deception is a confirmation from God that you’re looking for happiness in the wrong place. Deception is God’s way of redirecting you so you can keep finding your truth. Away from those who are still running away from theirs. Away from those who think they’re too clever for deceiving you and maybe even laugh about it with their friends. They gloat over breaking you but they’re only breaking themselves and that’s the saddest truth of all — how broken they really are. Because after every deception, you dodge a bullet and it goes straight back to them. Shattering the glass they used to cut you and it wounds them instead. After every deception, you heal while they remain broken.