Family

Finding Mama

Let me start by giving my parents the grace they deserve. My mother was only…

“Hoodoo Lady Blues”

I stood at that door knowing the second I knocked on it I’d be a…

Tracks of Passage: How to Ride A Dragon Coaster & Other Lessons I Learned from Dad

When you’ve got moxie, you need the clothes to match. When you haven’t got it,…

“Picking Up the Pieces”

Adesanya’s sunken eyes show shadows and fire. The wet earth opens and moves under foot.…

“Cracked Flowerpots”

It’s not right for a daughter to see her father naked. I’m sure my father…

Not my Daughter

“Sit still.” I braced myself for the familiar sting of the plastic comb against some…

midnight and indigo literary journal for black writers
“Age-isms”

I. Rose stood in her tiny, cluttered living room, trying to remember why she was…

Not Part of the Agreement

My nails kept time on the arm of the chaise to the ticking of the…