Category Archives: Writing

Upon Realizing My Uncle is a Pedophile

After my best friend left, and we were in the clear, my uncle asked, “Is she good?” My friend was 15. I was 16. “Yeah, she’s good. She’s nice. . . Why?” I responded. “No,” he responded. “I mean, in … Continue reading

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Card Counting #1: Talking to the Ancestors

“I used to have a racist Chinese friend who changed his name to sound more European. . .”–Stephen Earley Jordan II Continue reading

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A Poem for the Darth Vader in Black Boys

New poem by Stephen Earley Jordan II, author of “Gods Mourn Too” a collection of essays on writing, questions for thought. Continue reading

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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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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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Paths Cross

“Please return on lonely nights or days, you discern when I need strength and solace. . .” Continue reading

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