Short Stories

In a Storage Closet in Paris.

He couldn’t see her in the tiny storage closet, but he could smell her. She smelled like home. Not his home, which reeked of greasy pizza boxes and inside-out underwear, but home. She smelled of sweet pea body wash and the mint chocolate-chip gum she always kept a pack of in her purse. That was… Continue reading In a Storage Closet in Paris.

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Short Stories

Different Drugs.

He rolled over away from her, the thick and damp lint-invaded plaid fleece clinging to his naked, red, sweaty rolls. He liked to light a cigarette after their sessions to push the musty and personal smell of body parts out of the room. After the first anxious drag of the hot mesmerizing tobacco, his stomach… Continue reading Different Drugs.

My Poetry, Short Stories

Death and Decaying.

First, she lost the waves of strawberry blonde that ended at her waist. Then she lost her mouthwatering skin, a bright and throbbing red like a bed of ripe and ready strawberries in a strawberry field. She used to have a tasty, round figure that everyone would drool over, but now she’s dry, with off-black… Continue reading Death and Decaying.

Adventures of a Bookworm

How I Ended Up with Frank Bill.

  Work was cancelled today, so I took a detour to Alexander Book Company which is right across the street from the bus stop. I looked through a shelf of books and decided to see if they had a book I’ve been stalking on Amazon for months, but too cheap to buy. I asked them… Continue reading How I Ended Up with Frank Bill.

My Opinions

How Sausage Party is a Religious Film.

DISCLAIMER: Full of spoilers, so if you have not watched and plan on doing so (it is on Netflix) then stop here. I know I'm probably late to the party, the Sausage Party that is, but I actually found the movie to be quite thought-provoking. From the previews I thought it would just be a fun and… Continue reading How Sausage Party is a Religious Film.

Videos

Sexual Liberation on a Jesuit Campus (video)

  Sexual liberation at the University of San Francisco, examined through the annual production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the theater director, David Pangaro.  https://youtu.be/MduKtSkfYuo Thanks for watching! How would you define sexual liberation, and what do you think about it? If you're in college, what does sexual liberation look like on your… Continue reading Sexual Liberation on a Jesuit Campus (video)

My Opinions

The Maternal Embodiment of the Patriarch.

When a mysterious foreigner named Count Dracula sails to England from Transylvania,   Victorian life is flipped, and traditions become flipped along with their lives. Women are not acting like women, and men are not acting like men. The blame is traced back to the impact of Dracula. Dracula quickly becomes a threat to Victorian… Continue reading The Maternal Embodiment of the Patriarch.

Journalism

Sexual Liberation on College Campuses… Even on USF’s Jesuit One.

An early November evening, a brimful Presentation theater had 500 eager USF students–ready for a show composed of lingerie, high heels, lipstick, profanity, orgasms, sex positions, and a little strip tease­­–for the yearly Fall tradition of the College Players’ Rocky Horror Picture Show Production. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a controversial campus production due… Continue reading Sexual Liberation on College Campuses… Even on USF’s Jesuit One.

My Opinions

(In)human Trafficking

Human trafficking is slavery; it is not an occupation. It is the use of force or fraud to cause people to do labor for the perpetrator’s profit. It is illegal and a violation of human rights. Like the drug business, it is illegal but flourishes because it is easy for the “dealer” to make quick… Continue reading (In)human Trafficking

Short Stories

Confessions of a Catholic.

You don't think about the future until you are forced to live in it. You speed through four years of college, and then your future is standing there at the finish line pinching you to let you know it's real and it's ready for you. My name is Anaya. It is African, and it means… Continue reading Confessions of a Catholic.