Cocktales (click on each image)

***COCKTALES are shorter forms of my writing, either free or no more than $2.99***

BLACK PEOPLE CAN’T BE REPUBLICAN (Available now!) – Black People Can’t Be Republican is a collection of short stories based in Anytown, USA that explores viewpoints from various angles in a debate format—not only about political party affiliations, but other hot-button topics common in the community, such as the N-word, homosexuality, “thick” versus “fat”, and sagging pants..

EXCERPT – “A black man voting Republican?” the man with the newspaper said, frowning. “Sellout. How you gonna be a black man and be Republican? That’s like…like trying to make ice cream in an oven.”

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS (Available now!) Peek inside the mind of a married man battling his conscience while wrestling with the prospect of infidelity during a one-night layover in Las Vegas, America’s adult playground.

EXCERPT I freeze. The sista descends a small set of stairs with another female while holding a glass. My head turns 45-degrees, eyes shifting down. Definition: Thick…

OPEN HOUSE (Available now!) Open House is a short story about doing what it takes to spice up a marriage lacking that spark–even if it means the possibility of jail time if caught. Make everywhere else your bedroom.

EXCERPT Thirteen minutes, huh? I didn’t waste time. Once I flipped up my wife’s dress, slid my hands under her panties, and rubbed her cocoa-skinned “culo,” we commenced the real reason why we came to the house…

PREMATURE ERADICATION (Available now!)Premature Eradication is a two-part suspense series that has a unique spin on the age-old tale of a woman scorned, and a man unknowingly chosen to endure the greatest of all nightmares. As the saying goes, “when a woman’s fed up, there ain’t nothin’ you can do about it” … except run.

EXCERPTTosha’s eyes … so dark … devoid of anything that could’ve been considered love or compassion. Almost Android-like, robotic. “Your species has been chosen for eradication,” she said, her voice now unshaken and calm. “I need your device.”

SLOW YOUR PROSE! 25 TIPS ON HOW NEW AUTHORS CAN IMPROVE THEIR CRAFT (Available now!)New writers often worry more about how to sell their book vice writing a polished story in the first place. They have the pedal pressed to the floor when they shouldn’t have gotten in the ride at all, sorta speak. In “Slow Your Prose: 25 Tips On How New Authors Can Improve Their Craft,” we go back to the basics.

EXCERPT – Tip 5. Use as Little Words as Possible – In the movie Ocean’s Eleven, Brad Pitt summed it up: “Don’t use seven words when four will do.” That goes for writing. Less is best:

In order to obtain a drivers license issued by the state of California, you must be able to locate the nearest DMV.

Becomes…

To get a California drivers license, find the nearest DMV…

AGONY OF DA FEET (FREE!) – Mens’ feet tend to look like the face of a UFC fighter–to’ up. No, not torn up. “To’ up from the flo’ up.”

Pampering feet is a right of passage for women only. That goes for manicures and spas, too. Real men don’t do “beauty” overhauls such as pedicures. At least that’s what you might believe. Imagine somebody like John Rambo getting foot work. Not pretty.

EXCERPT– I didn’t think I heard him right. Did my male co-worker tell a female co-worker he was getting his feet done after work? I had to know, so I asked him. To my surprise, he confirmed it…

THE CUT UP (Available now!) – Sometimes a wife can remain calm, cool, and collected–even when catching her husband in bed with a young girl over half his age. One possible response? Invite the bold bitch to dinner! That could’ve happened, bu t Eve chooses another route…

EXCERPT Eve froze in the bedroom doorway, her jaw hung open and gaze locked on the adulterous transgression in progress before her. Her husband’s head banged against the headboard, hips grinding and circling between thin butterscotch-colored thighs. Derrick’s loud grunts shocked Eve; he never made a sound when he made love to her…


TWO MINUTE DRILL (Available now!) – Men sometimes exaggerate super-human do-it-until-the-sun-comes-up sexual process. In reality, however, for most males–approximately 75%, according to a recent medical study–the “party” ends within two minutes.

EXCERPT “We screwed from breakfast, through lunch up until dinner time, man! Hit it all night long!” Oh, boy. You’ve heard something like this before, right? Someone of the male persuasion (a friend, maybe even yourself?) talking about how he had some girl c rawling up the walls from super human hump action. Yeah, right. I’m a hot-blooded man, too. And I know that during most rump sessions we men tend to have two-minute alarm clocks…

MR. TELEPHONE MAN, WHO THE #$@* IS ON MY WOMAN’S LINE? (Available now!) – A three-month trip to Seattle is small b eans for a young sailor and his girlfriend, considering its short distance from San Diego. The time away only makes the relationship stronger, right? At least, that was the plan … until the sailor called her home and a man answered. Damn.

EXCERPTDo you know what it’s like to hear a deep-voiced “hello” from your girlfriend’s phone? I do. My girlfriend–I’ll call her Diane–had shacked up with another man while I was a million miles away in Vancouver, Canada. She was in San Diego, California. Now I’ll admit our split was my fault, but damn, how she gonna park a new car in her “garage” within a month of splitting up with me? I promise I won’t use the B-word to describe her…

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