Tales: 愛のコリーダ In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses or L ’Empire des Sens is a Japanese art film released in 1976. This film tells the story of two lovers and the passion that engulfs them as ones’ obsession turns deadly. This sounds like an introduction to a Lifetime movie, one where the man or woman does something…

Tales: Stories from Grandma and Friends

I am not asking anyone to believe any of these stories. I just wanted to share some of the tales that I was told. I feel privileged to listened to these stories and connected with these people on a level that made them feel comfortable with telling me these things.

Tales: Delight in Horror – Part 2

I swear, I will get to my horror movie list shortly, but I still have to explain why I have made this genre mine. This is the last part of the blog so take this as my Ode to Horror.  The first horror movie I truly enjoyed, made me think about what was going on…

Tales: What I’ve Learnt Thus Far…

Ultimately the best lessons I’ve consumed during these months is understanding that the world is a mad place, and it will always be. It will be no madder today than 100 years ago or 100 years from now. Just like everyone else, I march forwards with the crowd until we cannot march anymore, all while coming to various conclusions about ourselves and life, and this is what I’ve learned thus far.

Travel: Athens in 3 Days (June)

I took a short trip to Greece with little to no forward planning and experienced Athens like a real tourist. This is my Greek experience in 3 days! My plan for Greece started off with a hotel selection that was not my choice, but I went with it. For my 3 days in Athens, I…

Travel: 7 Days in King’s Landing (Dubrovnik Croatia)

I enjoyed my vacation in Croatia even if it took the Game of Thrones to get me to visit. I must admit I would love to visit this country again, but next time I want to visit the world heritage sites and a few other cities. My experience in Dubrovnik was very positive; the people whether they were Croatians or from neighboring countries are very nice and made this country worth seeing again.

Travel: I visited Aruba

The island is gorgeous, the people are friendly and always willing to give advice. I stayed in the Noord area at Palm Beach at the Ritz-Carlton, there were other hotels, bars, casinos, and shops along the beach so, walking was always a fun activity.

Tales: Shame – First Period Story (Part 3)

Almost a year after I started my period a group of nurses came to my high school to conduct a presentation for all the girls.  I remember we gathered in the school library where the entire female student body gathered to observe the presentation.  The presentation started with a brief introduction, then we watched a…

Tales: Shame – First Period Story (Part 2)

One by one girls in my village fell to Eve’s curse.  Many of the girls started their period in the first year of high school.  I started my period on my summer break after I ended second-form which to most Americans and Canadians is known as eighth-grade.  I was lucky enough to start it during…

Tales: Short Story – Lisa

This story was extracted from a short story called Picker Pack completed in April 2016. For a brief period, I worked for a company called Harper Collins Publishers in Dunmore Pennsylvania, as a Picker Packer employed by a staffing agency.  I was a temporary worker, working for 90 business days, hired by Manpower filling this…

Tales: Fire Boys

The stories of my mischievous brother started like so many others, which always seemed to commence on a dreadfully boring day. If there was an equation for misadventure amongst village boys, it usually started with a boring day multiplied by the Caribbean heat and divided by idle hands which produced an outcome of mischief. Every…

Tales: Witch! Witch! You’re a Witch! (Part 2)

The longer I was in this state, the more fearful I became of seeing the devil so I closed my eyes just in case he was about to climb on my chest and look dead in the eyes. Then just then a clip from Rosemary’s Baby popped into my consciousness

Tales: Witch! Witch! You’re a Witch! (Part 1)

For me it all started when I was 18 years old shortly after moving away from my childhood home.  Perhaps everything begins when a great change in life occurs, and the greatest change for any was that slow painful realization that you are moving away from childhood.