Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Evening at The Word Shop...

Got another story finished and ready to read.  First I need to list a few disclaimers.  Since this is a night of poetry, wanted to include a few pieces for a little...authenticity. :)  So, one of my characters...Maliki Soyinka, is reciting a poem from my late mother's book, Three Slices of Black.  It's just a snidbit of How do you Kill a Ghetto Flower, which was also a play she wrote...but it is one of my favorites and since my family owns the copyrights I feel ok using it. I also write poetry but unlike my mother, I am not published and do not have copyrights so I won't be using anything I really care about.  Instead, I came up with a really silly poem that Aja will recite as one of her own.  It's really, really bad but I'm hoping you'll get a kick out of it anyway.

Click here for story: The Word Shop By the way, some of the photos taken for The Word Shop are sort of purposely blurred, thought it looked kind of cool.

16 comments:

  1. My last post was right. Ms Taja needs to deal with her problems before trying to jump back to the man she destroyed.

    I'm a fan and will await the next episode :O)

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  2. Dylan is so damn hot! I'm falling in love with a doll so sad!

    In other news; Taja needs to back the F**k up, now you see your ex-man with someone else and you want to be all over him, take your sorry ass home to your husband!

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  3. @ Dollz4Moi - I totally agree with you. Taja treats men like they're disposable and she thinks her beauty will get her what she wants every time.

    I'm so glad you liked it. I've made myself a promise to complete at least 2 stories a month...or more if I get the time. :)

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  4. @ EbonyNicole30 - Girl, you are not alone! That Dylan (a.k.a. Johnny Depp) doll makes me swoon every time I look at him. Mattel did ALL the right things when they made him!

    I think Taja is taking for granted that Maya is young. If she's not careful, she might be picking out a fashionable rhinestone eye patch to cover a black eye courtesy of Maya, lol.

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  5. Love it! I love those shots. Especially the one with Brandy talking about ponytails flying? The lighting is so dramatic. And love, like me, you tell a bunch of stories at once. Love love love! Glad you found time to work on this! Can't wait to see more!

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  6. Oh and I love your mother's poetry! I see the creative gene didn't travel too far. You really honor her memory.

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  7. Love it!! Taja needs to back up 50 feet! Lol! Maybe she is tired of the old man and now realize what she is missing. I look forward to your next story.

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  8. This is SO exciting!!! The way you present your characters, the diorama, the depth, the storyline, it's all brilliant! I cannot wait to see more!!! :)

    Oh and Aja's poem had me laughing! So clever! Loved it!!

    And I agree with Georgia girl, Taja needs to step off. lol

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  9. I don't even know where to begin. The Word Shop is everything that I imagined it would be, and more. I love the whole setup and the atmosphere. I loved your mother's poem. I think it's awesome that you are both poets. The Aja poem was hilariously wonderful. I love quirky poems like that. I laughed throughout the whole story. We probably all know or have known a Taja in our lifetime. She is fairly typical. You have some classic one liners in here. The "flying ponytails" is one. I think it was Aja, who had a few others as she was telling Taja that she had a husband. So what is up with Cameron? Hmmm, hmmm. I smell more drama! Excellent work!

    EbonyNicole30 - Girlll, your reaction/comment was tooo funny. I got a sense that you have had a little drama in your day.

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  10. @ Dani - Thanks so much! I took your advice on time management with lil' ones and was able to figure it out. :) I don't have anything yet that I really want for a real diorama but I've got the top of my Expedit,some Ikea & Home Depot lights and good ol' CD covers, lol.

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  11. @ Georgia Girl - Thanks, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. That Taja is a typical soap opera chick, the kind that has you yelling at the t.v. from all the mess they start, lol.

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  12. @ Cat - Thank you, thank you! I love your sets too, and just noticed you posted another story so...off I go to watch. :)

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  13. @ Vanessa - Thank you so much, that means a lOT! I've been having the hardest time trying to find brick patterned scrapbook paper (my printer's too shabby to print in color) so I haven't gotten anything yet to actually build The Word Shop. I decided the top of my Expedit bookcase was in the perfect spot to slap some CD covers on the wall and had an old cigar box to use as a stage. :) So, I'm gonna start searching again for brick pattern paper or maybe something else will move me, get some foamcore board and build it next month. Hopefully, I will also have a few booze bottles and glasses since I have something that will work as a bar.

    I'm glad you enjoyed my mom's poems, her book is definitely special to me. As for my poem, LOL... it was fun coming up with something silly, glad that one worked too.

    Cameron and Hunter definitely have some drama coming. :)

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  14. Wow i just love your blog! The characters are wonderful and i love the workshop!

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  15. @ William - Thank you! I've been admiring your repaints and the group of characters you have, love them!!

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  16. @Vanessa, it only happen in High School! I was not having that ish as a grown woman! lololol

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