Tagged: #short-stories

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“The Pearl Territory”, ch. 19 – Trotta

Trotta – #privatejournal  My mom was white… Her dad was from the Republic of Chad. He was also a drug addict. Her mother, Alice (my grandma), have died young from overdose. When you are growing up between the empty food canisters, cigarette butts and brutal kicks in the head, you learn to stay strong no matter what. My mom was a tough one. She studied a lot. She had a...

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Left Hand Clara (part 1)

Info: Shabu is the term for crystal meth in the Philippines. It is the drug of choice for 90% of the Filipino drug users. Shabu is commonly made from cheap medicines containing ephedrine. Police in the Philippines say that Shabu is often made in industrial style labs capable of producing over 1 ton per day. Rizal Park s one of the largest urban parks in Asia/Manila/.  Imee  – the meaning...

There’s no story unless something is out of place

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler Continue sharing some critique on my books. First one, for my debut #ya novel Dulcinea and The Death Code.  1. I think, overall, I would simplify the beginning more, shorten it,...