My Beautiful Obsession, Chapter Nine, part two

  Lark goes over to a table by the oversized bed. From a drawer, she takes out a thick, leather-bound portfolio, and brings it over to me. “All of the information you need is in here. This is my… handbook, if you will. I have a new one made up every time I begin a…

My Beautiful Obsession, Chapter Nine, part one

Can Lark Blackwood entice an already-intrigued but overwhelmed Sebastian Stone to consider the kind of relationship he'd never dreamed existed before... on her terms? Or will Sebastian run from a passion already greater than anything he's ever known?   Chapter Nine I think, giddily, that maybe she actually is dragging me off to her bedroom.…

Rethinking Call Outs, part two

This is the scariest bit. I have to address, in part, those doing the call outs. I have to in some ways speak directly to black people, to people of color, to already-disenfranchised people. I have to speak even with every terror that what I say will yet again be twisted, taken out of context,…