A to Z Challenge: Zenith Rising

Zenith Rising The police retreated from the church, leaving the parishioners free to leave on their own. Nobody moved. The moment was fragile, timeless, as if movement would shatter everything they’d ever known. Detective Mendoza escorted Ms. Earline out to his car, assisting her into the front seat. His head and shoulders were stooped as […]

A to Z Challenge: Yellowed Yams

Yellowed Yams “Please tell them, Ms. Earline,” Delilah continued to sob, her hand rested on Izzy’s boot but she was no longer trying to hold him to her. Her face was turned into the floor, as if she did not want to face the consequences of her words. “Take your hands off that boy.” Ms. […]

A to Z Challenge: X-mas N July

X-mas N July “I’m probably going straight to hell for this, ‘specially with all these holy-rolling Christians running around but I need a little Christmas In July.” Mama Lou said, “Xavier, what are you going on about?” “Oh, a little Midori, Hpnotiq, Coconut Rum, Blue Curacao with a splash of orange juice and lemonade. Um-mm, […]

A to Z Challenge: Waylaid Watermelon

Waylaid Watermelon The heavy oak doors that marked the front of the church slammed inward, followed by a rush of booted feet. MPD cops as well as Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies swarmed the vestibule. Mama Lou and Ethel Mae watched from the doorway as Detective Giancarlo Mendoza directed them to cover the exits. No one […]

A to Z Challenge: Velvety Smooth Red Velvet Cake

Velvety Smooth Red Velvet Cake Deacon Perry said, “Come on, Charlotte. You’re going to make yourself sick.” He escorted her to one of the folding chairs and then turned back to the group.  “It’s true. Pastor Griffin did leak the video. I went to him first, asking to offer some type of protection for Charlotte, […]