Prayer and Relationships

"How often do you pray?" Elijah asked Saria as they walked they walked hand in hand through an upscale creamery called "Delectable Delights." Saria thought it was an odd question for a first date.  Yes, they had met at church.  Yes, they both thought having a relationship with God was important.  BUT STILL ... who … Continue reading Prayer and Relationships


Dinner at the Castle

Oh. My. God!! That's all I could think is I drove up to the most gorgeous house I'd ever seen in my life. We had been on quite a few dates over the last three months and, Tyler had invited me over for dinner. He told me that he had a small IT company and … Continue reading Dinner at the Castle

A Night With the Fellas

“I’m telling you, bruh … Don’t trust no internet hoe.” Marcus said has he took a shot at pool. My friends and I were doing our weekly Mens’ Night at my house.  I had turned one of the two sections of my basement into a man cave for when they came over.  I had a pool … Continue reading A Night With the Fellas


Picnicing and Politicing

"Aria, come to the park with me." Dominik all but demanded on the other end of the phone. "Huh?" I asked trying to stall for time.  Parks and other outdoor activities weren't really my thing, but Nik didn't know that. I was trying to think of a way to say 'no' gently. "If you can … Continue reading Picnicing and Politicing


Reparations or Nah?

"See, that's what's wrong with the black community now ... everybody wants a handout!" Maliq huffed out in frustration. Maliq was a black nationalist at heart like, Malcolm X and Frantz Fanon.  He didn't believe that blacks should take anything from other races. It was up to them to help themselves. "Wait a minute. How … Continue reading Reparations or Nah?


Issa Movie Night

"Have you ever thought about doing the fish pedicure thing in here?" "Bailey, who has time to be trying to take care of some dead skin eating fish?" My identical twin sister, Brielle, answered my question with a question of her own.  After a long week of standing on my feet, there is absolutely nothing … Continue reading Issa Movie Night


A Private Lesson

"So let me get this straight. You met this guy on MatchMade who tells you he is a chef and wants to cook for you in his home ... and you're actually going??" My cousin India asked me. "Yeah. That about sums it up." I answered. "Give me his name, address, and place of employment. … Continue reading A Private Lesson