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Ascendant Life

I am a host To billions of tiny creatures Microorganisms living On and in my body features I am their home The landscape on which they persist My body is their mother Earth Do they even know I exist? Am I their God? Do they pray to me to live through antibiotic rounds I take … Continue reading

Tax Time

Reading my receipts reveals

A woman who works, who

Goes to gas stations and grocery stores getting

Tacos, tea, and tic tacs

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Sticks and stones will break my bones –or The fight for BLACK LIVES MATTER

My ancestors were the children of slaves. They grew up during a time of fear. They inherited a legacy of sayings and warnings about what you must and must not do if you were black. This was for their own protection, because people in the South, even as far West as Texas, could still get … Continue reading

Illegitimate Creation

I have, for a number of years, been a participant in the fan fiction and fan video communities and every so often it hits me how racked with disrespect these communities are. It reminds me greatly of the problems of other minority communities that I’ve seen. Members of these communities have internalized popular culture feelings … Continue reading

Waiting for WE

My Father (Dr. Charles A. Hunter) often spoke of race issues and was a member of the Dallas Police Relations board. I learned a lot from listening to him. On the news, I heard that another black man has been shot and killed by a white policemen. I frowned, and walked on. On social media, … Continue reading

Poison Ivy

One morning, as I stood on my porch, I noticed some plants growing under the tree nearest the house. I walked closer and looked down to see a vine with reddish leaves in groups of three. “Oh no, I have Poison Ivy growing right in front of the house!” I cried. When I was a … Continue reading

Lunatics and telling more than one story

http://kck.st/1bPRPwb A friend pointed me to this TED talk today. In it the author is talking about how it is important to write more than one story about a people or people will have stereotypes about them because they know so little about their culture. Well the same is true about the future of humans … Continue reading

Lunatics – science fiction animation – Coming with your help

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The future of fiction – Crowdsourcing and Getting paid to write

The future of fiction – Crowdsourcing and getting paid to write http://kck.st/1bPRPwb Someone once said that everyone has a novel under their bed, or at least on their computer. For most people, that’s enough, just having it there, and it doesn’t matter if anyone sees it. But for others, it isn’t enough. You want to … Continue reading

Lunatics Teaser Trailer – Please reblog

Lunatics Teaser Trailer – Please reblog. The Lunatics series that I am writing with my husband will soon be ready for a kickstarter fundraiser campaign. Here is our teaser trailer which gives a glimpse of the Hard Science Fiction / Family angle that we are going for. You can support this project by reposting the … Continue reading