The Game – Part 3 of 3

The Game – Part 3 of 3

Read Part 2 Here Cochran stopped by the lamplight, and peered toward what was total blackness from where Ruby half-knelt. From somewhere, he had produced a police flashlight, maybe what he had punched her with before he dragged her out of the jewelry shop. The...
The Game – Part 2 of 3

The Game – Part 2 of 3

Read Part 1 Here Cochran was humiliated but he was even more angry with himself for putting up with her unpredictability. He decided to eliminate this variable from the equation. No more mister nice guy, he told himself. He retreated from the car and pulled his keys...
The Game – Part 1 of 3

The Game – Part 1 of 3

In the near darkness of the highway, the sedan’s cheap faux leather upholstery took on a sickly, blood-clot color that Ruby’s captor probably thought of as burgundy. She was on the back bench seat balanced precariously on her right side and slipping on her own cold...
The Africa-centric Worldview – Part 3 of 4

The Africa-centric Worldview – Part 3 of 4

Read Part 2 Here Afro-Futurist art work by Oakland artist Joshua Mays.  When I speak, or read or write about Africa, I am keenly aware that this word, which is also a place, means different things to different people. For many, it is one of the world’s seven...
Fiction Friday: Spared Parts – Part 3

Fiction Friday: Spared Parts – Part 3

Read Part 2 Here Mom had left in August, but we treated her leaving like the threshold to winter. We ate out the flesh out of a small watermelon and carved the rind into a Jack o’ Lantern. We cut a candle down to a little stub and its shallow flame and caused the...