Non-Fiction Writer

The Little Black Girl Who Stole Something

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100 Word Story Challenge, Submitted to Reader’s Digest on May 3, 2019. If you’re interested in giving this a go and submitting a 100 word story, check out details here.

I was shopping for the perfect birthday gift upstairs while my mom searched downstairs. After finding a hilarious t-shirt, I took the escalator down, feeling elated…until I met a woman’s scornful stare. I’d done nothing wrong; I’d seen others doing the same. Still, I ran and hid behind my mother, heart pounding, watching the escalator for my accuser. Then, the eternal sting: woman and security guard, gesticulating, screeching, describing. I tensed as the word black left her mouth. Like a snake’s venomous bite. Her memory still scares the little girl inside me, because I’m burdened with life’s unbearable truths.

Hello all. I am a full-time writer who is constantly trying to find her voice. I write fiction, non-fiction and poetry. These days I'm really into writing poems and short stories, but I like to dabble in all forms of writing. Please don't hesitate to leave me a message, to give me feedback on a piece you've read, to follow my page and to share my website with others. I'm really trying to grow as a writer and find my audience, and that will only happen through dialogue and connection! So I'm here and happy to engage with you. Have a good one, and hope to see you around here sometime.

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