Monthly Archives: August 2022

Rejected: Taking a Chance With Your Writing

Five reasons why your writing may be rejected from publication. . . Continue reading

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Sudden Fiction: “Black Shine”

“. . . His thick hands held a sheet cake in a plastic rectangle container. Blackness chafed from his fingers, leaving a bit of the dark shine on the plastic container. . . ” Continue reading

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You were the remedy

You were the remedy– fierce and destructive, destroying life like Hurricane Maria, doling out blows to your children with unyielding winds, battering hope. She was expected to be the success story, the one to get you out of ‘this damn … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Make Your Writing Stand Out

New Essay, “5 Ways to Make Your Writing Stand Out” by Stephen Earley Jordan II #WritingTips #BlackAuthors #Literature #Poetry #Fiction Continue reading

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Perception is Reality

“Poem with Shakespearean and other literary references. . . ” Continue reading

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Feral Child, Feral World

Short essay analyzing short story “Feral Child” by Stephen Earley Jordan II and public shaming of men, primarily within the latin community; domestic and child abuse; and developing characters for your stories. Continue reading

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Quests

I take quests to the Moon, dipping hands in the Milky Way,and toes in stardustas I fly away;I land in one piece,unaware of the length of stay. I mine for the intangible–hopes to find hope,penetrating soil with palms.Venus’ light slopesgiving … Continue reading

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