I’m Jessie’s Girl (Fiction)

“We do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” –John Steinbeck December 14, 2016 Chicago,Il Chicago Tribune ‘Chase Worthee 2016 Heisman Trophy Winner from Chicago’ On Saturday outstanding college quarterback Chase Worthee was awarded the Heisman Memorial Trophy as the most outstanding college football player in the United States. Father: “Chase, I’m so proud…

Father Can You Hear Me? (Fiction)

“Death will come, always out of season.” –Native American Proverb It was the second day of autumn, September 22nd, 2016 a strangely beautiful morning. Atop his 2017 Mercedes-Maybach there lay what appeared what looked like a hand sized ball of ruffled silk flowers. Upon further inspection he wondered how the black, purple and blue bird…

Criminals In a Barbershop (Fiction)

FICTION Please note: Explicit language is used in the telling of this story. Some language maybe objectionable to some readers. The action takes place in a barbershop in the city of Baltimore. This is a payout meeting for a heist crew that just made a big score. T.J.: “Guys, everybody! ATTENTION! EVERYBODY QUIET! Hey Memphis,…

FOUR BLACK GIRLS REMEMBERED

“These were honored in their generations, and were the glory of the times.” –Ecclesiaticus September 15, 1963 was a most sad day in American history for all of Black America and even a few good folk of White America. It was an even more somber day for the parents of four young black girls worshiping…

Civil Rights of Black Americans Still Ignored

“Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the Prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” Acts 8:30-31 Several weeks ago I began research for an article I’m writing on the four black girls killed at the 16 Street Baptist Church…

The siren was for me (Fiction)

Fiction ********* Mercy Hospital Chicago, IL The Catholic priest read the Chicago Tribune Newspaper with deep sadness as the headline read: CHICAGO HOMICIDES EXCEED 500 2016 Father O’Reilly laid the newspaper down softly on the stand next to his bed. He closed his eyes and wondered why there was so much hate and violence in…

Beer is good for your Heart!

“He was a wise man who invented beer.” –Plato Beer is the world’s most consumed alcoholic beverage and the average American consumes over 23 gallons of beer a year without pizza! Since ancient times beer became a popular alcoholic beverage where the climate was too poor for wine production. It is believed that the brewing…