Hey, folks. I needed to peep in and give a quick scoop. I’m pressed for time ’cause I’m making my way back to the beauty school to get my do done. I didn’t tell you I walked away from there last week, rather displeased. You talk about somebody who couldn’t wash hair, folks, I had her!
First off, I didn’t have the usual student working on me. Hoooooooney, I got under that wash bowl and Other Person was barely grazing my head and that frustrated the shit outta me! But I was cool and patient. I’m proud of myself ’cause I only showed a hint of irritation a couple times and even left her a tip. Folks, I had to remember that was a school I was in and not a soul dragged my ass in there to be tested on. But it’s all good. I’ll be real happy when I leave there today ’cause Hook Me Up Student knows how to do whaaaaat? Hook Totsy right on up, y’all.
Now, what I wanna holla at y’all for is this little story I started yesterday. You can see it’s like a mini book, so I’ll get back with it and let you know what happens with Desperita and Bootleg Man. Just so you hear it from me, they were both a trip, I thought. Who knows what’ll end up happening with those two. Writing that was totally unplanned, so soon as they let me know what’s going on, you’ll have all the low down and dirty on those two. Check them out tomorrow to see what’s going on.
On another note, since I’m doing the mini book, this week will be the last Flash Fiction Friday. For now. I don’t want any speed bumps on the back end of me finishing up the short story collection. So, I have to give up something for now. Thought I’d run that by you to see if that was okay… Okay, cool. I like folk who can dig where I’m coming from.
Anyhow, I gotta give attention to folk I’ve been reading and about to read. Lately, I’ve been purchasing a lot of indie authors’ works. Denis Gray’s Lucky, I’ve been reading excerpts from his FB page and just ordered the book. He’s got a pretty extensive background in publishing and has written plays, short stories, you name it. I’m about to purchase his short stories on CD too since it’s gotten good reviews. I listened to the samples, folks and it’s hot! If you’re a jazz lover, you’ll enjoy it, I promise. Kenya D.Williamson, I have to credit with starting me in writing flash fiction. I read her first piece on her blog and was like, damn, that’s some good shit! Her novel is Depth of Focus. Sonia Rumzi is my Twitter BFF and absolute doll to me, always retweeting my posts and letting me borrow recipes from her blog, that I’ll more than likely pass on to my son to cook for me since he’s a chef. Her work’s on Smashwords, entitled Caring for Eleanor. Rhonda’s, A Piece of Peace, is another good read for y’all to have a look-see. She’s also a poet and I got to hear it on her website. Nicole Sconiers, y’all, is definitely somebody to watch for. Escape from Beckyville is her debut publication of short stories. You’ll also wanna check out Kaye George’s Choke, which is a mystery and her blog excerpt got me interested. All of these great women folk are SheWriters. Men are there too, so don’t be shy about joining.
Plenty of variety to keep us all well-rounded, yeah? Folks, I gotta go now. I’ve been battling with this damn fly since I started writing this post and it’s about to make me go mad.