A Coming-of-age Story: Part 1 – Sex Education

Sex was always a fascination for me. I think it began with Mills and Boons and Harlequin romance novels. Until I read my first romance novel at about 14 years old, I had no interest in the concept. I understood the mechanics of the act, but I remained innocent and quite frankly grossed out by the concept. I wish I could remember the first sex … Continue reading A Coming-of-age Story: Part 1 – Sex Education

Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye – I Am Undone

I am undone … I finished reading Toni Morrison’s “The bluest eye” this morning and I can’t get the following out of my head; “She seemed to fold into herself, like a pleated wing. Her pain antagonized me. I wanted to open her up, crisp her edges, ram a stick down that hunched and curving spine, force her to stand erect and spit the misery … Continue reading Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye – I Am Undone

Words My Love

I love the pencil scrawls and bleeding ink across paper, I love the waiting blinking cursor on a computer screen, I love the enticing fantasies and enduring realities, I love words … The dancing letters of imagination crafted into stories of adventure, suspense, drama and romance. I was the child that had to be banished outside with directives to “play” or “get fresh air”. This … Continue reading Words My Love