Gather around beautiful people! Let me explain why I write.
For starters, let me introduce myself. I call myself a Carolina girl. I was born and raised in South Carolina. And writing is my outlet!
When I was 7, I filled my composition books with short stories. As the years went on, I started getting an interest in the news. It probably didn’t help that I watched Khadijah on “Living Single” run her own magazine. I watched Moesha on television show, “Moesha,” use writing to get her voice out there. Because of those shows and my love for news, I took up journalism in college. I graduated with a bachelor’s in mass communication in 2016. I have been a journalist for newspapers in South Carolina. I have written for two publications in Virginia. I have self published two erotica books.
For those who want to know about my love for short stories — here it is.
In my seventh grade English literature arts class, a few of my favorite lessons were the ones about Edgar Allan Poe. He was known for his poetry, but I loved learning about Edgar Allan Poe because he believed stories should be read in one sitting! And I agreed with that. While I am not good at horror stories, he had some stories that would mess with the mind. Which leads me to another example of why I love short stories.
I grew up in a time where shows were only 30 minutes long or less. As a teen, I watched “The Twilight Zone” with my dad. Those episodes had twists to them, intriguing plots where people made deals with the devil, episodes taught a lesson on greed, or still had a psychological twist. I enjoyed watching those quick shows that had a beginning, a middle, and an end. Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
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