BEYOND THE DARKNESS


She waited year for the devotion she laid out in return only to be disappointed. Taking her dignity and her pride she walked into the light. Standing in the darkness he yelled her name, drowned out by tumultuous rains. Refusing to look back she released her pain, she would never know darkness again. .
Moral of the story: Do not let another be the key to your happiness. Find peace in yourself and your happiness will find you…
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H.M.D

H O L D  M E  D O W N…….
Nessa shrugged, “Whose laughing.”


Bling Carter lowered his gaze and sighed. In his entire reign he had never employed a woman to do a mans job, but his choices were limited. The loyal ones had dispersed and the flakes had abandoned ship. Everything around him was crumbling except the pretty thing standing before him. There was something about her eyes that bore into his soul like she had seen him before and it made him nervous.

Since Ashely had taken her under her wing a tiny seed of curiosity grew everytime he was in her presence. In a million years he would never intend to cheat on Ashley, only  Nessa was an intention he could not resist.
Pulling up his pants he sat back on the desk and folded his hands across his lap.

“You really trying to do this now!”


Nessa smirked before turning on her heels towards the door.

“Where you going?”

Nessa contained her laughter before retracting her steps.

“You know I don’t play games Bling. Let’s stop pretending.”

“Thats not the point, if Ashley finds out about this she will kill me!”

“What Ashely don’t know wont kill her, besides you know and I know I only work for the best” Nessa purred. “Weasle desrves it, he took out your bonafide and tried to kill you and for what?”

Blings body tensed and Nessa knew she hit a nerve. Everything she had done was leading up to this moment.

Dropping the stack of notes on the table Bling relented. Even in his doubt, Killer had vouched for her reliability and Ashley stood by her loyalty.

“When you do this you got to disappear, Weasles guys will be coming for everybody.”

Taking the pile with ease Nessa smiled.

“No problem Man.”

Slipping her concealed weapon from her sleeve she aimed and fired. Slumping forward Bling bled out onto the oak pine floor. Shaking her head Nessa wiped the tiny speckled of blood splatter off her face and grinned wickedly.

“There was a lesson here Bling too bad you didn’t stay in school.”

Tucking the notes carefully into her bag Nessa stepped out of the office and halted at the sight of the devil.

“I can explain.” She mumbled as the laser beam danced accurately across her forehead.

“You don’t think I would figure it out, huh, all them times man was fucking you the whole time you had your own plans.”

Swallowing the bile in her throat Nessa thought careful before she spoke.

“Saint, I speared you for a reason.”

Shaking his head Saint took a step closer.

“You didn’t so shit for me.” His hand shook as he yelled angrily. ” I’m the last man standing that puts a target on my back and you know it too.”

“I told you to come with me.” Nessa replied. “Your loyalty to Bling could have had to killed a long time ago but I choose to save you. We can make it together you dont need this.”

Nessa smiled at the memory of their time together and sighed. The vow to never reveal her identity was about to be broken and the love they had may be lost forever.

Saint tutted “Mans from the hood what the fuck can I do on a farm. This right here is my life and you wont steal it from me.” Steadying his hand he closed his eyes.

“Sinner.”

The whisper of her brothers name brought gasp from Saints lips as his eyes sprung open and his face drained of blood. Clutching the shaking gun Saint tried to block out the thunderous heart beat in his cranium. Sinner was dead. Ten years ago he had lost his best friend, a man he would never forget. The mere mention of his name made his blood run cold. Scowling he maintained focus on the target.

“What did you say.” He spat

Her voice barely a whisper Nessa uttered a mantra he had buried deep in his chest.

“The Sinner can only be saved by the Saint.”

Saint shook his head. “Who told you that?” He scolded.

Nessa curled her lips slightly as she saw her brother standing beside Saint as if he was still alive.

“You did when I was seven years old saying goodbye to by brother.”

Saints arm fell, his stomach content whirling wildly as he stared at the woman he knew internally. They had shared a bed, he had explored her in ways a man could only explore a woman.

“Your lying! Someone told you that story and your trying to confuse me!” Saint replied.

“Saint, I never lied to you not even when I said I love you!”

“Fuck love this is about survival and I’m a survivor.”


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B L O S S O M

He stood at the patio door and watched her move the leaves away from the root of her tree. The way her back bent ever so slightly and her hands danced across the leaves evoked his memories. Sometimes she had been withered and badly beaten by the rains but never once did she complain. Standing tall in the summer sun she would clutch her petals and bloom again. Smiling he observed as she walked towards him an old twinkle in her eye. It amazed him that while the tide of nature slowly approached and their final winter was almost due he still looked at her as a fresh summers bloom. .
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T E A  A N Y O N E.


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While compiling some research I stumbled upon the essays  of Stuart Hall, I was amazed at his intricate analysis of identity and ethnicity. Understanding the importance of  cultural identity and ethnicity and its connection to the individual make up of ones identity. Brings me to my point –  Lately there has been a surge in black media and literature and I guess that can be attributed to the growth in creative outlets. The black narrative has long since been ignored by british mainstream media and the absence of the authentic voice reduces the effectiveness of developement in these essential areas. In order to address the lack of diversity in books and provide books or media that displays this, we need more writers of colour. It is essential we tell our own stories in our own voices.
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NEVER LOOK BACK|| COMING SOON


Sometimes we think we never have to look back, but when the past come knocking backwards is the only way forward……
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Victor thought he would die with his name but the owner wants it back.
Can Victor give up everything his accomplished?
Will the past kill his future?
Or will Victor make the ulitmate sacrifice and live?
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MOONSHINE &  RAINBOWS


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Moonshine and rainbows that danced across the wall. A life if strawberries and cream
He promised all but never was as it seems.
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Smooth stroking as she glided in the air on his love.
He had decided she was the one.
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White dress, a diamond ring and all. While lurking in the darkness the truth hidden in his crystal ball; his lips never telling all
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The colossal distance and extreme loneliness appeared after the summer as Autumn fall.
In the mist of the coming winter breeze she knew it all.
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As he danced across the earth back to her heart with stories to share, the moonshine and rainbows reappeared. But in the shadows  she was no longer there. .
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MEMORIES IN THE WIND

B R E E Z E
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We met through destiny
At a time that was meant to be.
Speechless I stared all the same
Even though I didnt know your name.
You held my gaze with intensity
Shocking my body with electricity.
Unsure of this unusual emotion encompassing my globe
Every thing moving in slow mo, for a moment it was just you an I alone.
Stolen Kisses beneath the stars, sweet whispers in the breeze
Boundless Love that could bring the strongest to their knees.
Together our Youthful dreams focused on the never
Not the memories that would last forever.
A scars exsist where my heart rest stretching deep beyond flesh
Painless and a part of me
Capturing every scene
Replaying in HD
I swear sometimes I still hear our sweet whispers in the breeze.
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Fire Flies

LIGHTS: “After darkness came light.”
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𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑙𝑦 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑓𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑙𝑦 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑔𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡.

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The men came in the night, Sea heard the trembling ground as they stomped towards the Fire Santuary, her home. Shrouded in darkness she tried to ignite her flame but a brighter light dimmed it again. From the tips of her Grandmothers fingers came a sparkling light as she felt herself tumble deeper into the night. Sea had seen her life and death right before her very eyes in the blink of an eye. Then suddenly a sharp intake of breath and a jolt of life interrupted her sub consciousness drawing her back to reality. Tucked between the folds of her sheets she awakens with surprise, a feeling of dread surrounds her as she pads quietly through her home. Although everything remains, nothing is the same and everything as she once knew it was gone. Something is very wrong. .

The faded whispers of her grandmother lingered in a passing breeze as she fell to her knees.

“Remember, don’t let the light fade, shine bright my little firefly.”
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The golden light sputtered and faded as she mourned, turning bright red as she transformed.

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MODERN FAIRY TALE

LEWIS AND DENISE
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Once upon a time, there was a young man name Lewis who fell in love with a girl from the other side. Fair skinned with jet black hair Denise was the only daughter of a stock broker and the apple of her mothers eye. .
In love and lust she had only one wish, to become at one with Lewis but to hr despair she knew herwish would not be forfilled. There was no way they would agree to her marrying the son of a teacher who live on the other side of their world. .
Denise thought long and hard about what she should do. .
It took some time but Denise made a plan, no matter what she was going to get her man.
Creeping through the house in the dead of night she jumped in fright for at the door she saw her fathers broken heart. Dripping with blood, still beating with perfect rhythm it halted her wanting feet.
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There was something stopping her, holding her back screaming retreat- How could she do this to her parents, who had done so much?
Retracting to her room she settle there alone even after her parents were gone. For Lewis life had brought him a wife and children but he had never forgot Denise or the love they shared.
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Returning years after her death he lay a white rose upon her grave his heart heavy with regret. “This is the future no one knows.”
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