Bottle Service

These characters are from The Trouble With Us if you haven’t read that one yet! **** This was taking longer than it was supposed to. Maybe. I think? How did Lauren say to do this? “You’re not doing that right.” Frustrated, I looked up from where I was poking at the frozen bag of breast … Read more

All Sweet, No Bitter

Short. Hella sweet. Very lightly edited. Haven’t met Anika and Royal yet? You can in their Christmas season story, Bittersweet! There’s also a Pinterest Board for the project if you want to see some of my visual inspirations from when I wrote Bittersweet last year. “I thought we talked about this.” Royal looked up from … Read more

Until The Sun Comes Up – Part 2

As promised, I’m back today with part two of three parts! Enjoy! I didn’t miss the smoke. It curled in the air around me, simultaneously acrid and cloyingly sweet as it fought for access to my lungs. I breathed it in, getting it over with – subtly choking on it as I lingered in the … Read more

Until The Sun Comes Up – Part 1

Some months ago, I introduced a new creative endeavor I dubbed “Storytime with CCJ”. I have unfortunately fallen off. Blah. But, with this first story, many of you wanted to be able to read about my Black vampires. I was making arrangements to make it available on Amazon, but… I changed my mine. I want to let … Read more

New Gia’s Eve

* Please note – this is written with the strong assumption that you’ve read the Christmas with Gia short, as well as “The Truth” and “The Lies”. If not, this probably won’t make sense. Also, this is probably it for Gia and Manny, meaning I have no intention as of now of writing anything further for … Read more

Christmas With Gia

Short and sweet, loosely edited, and completely fun. Enjoy 🙂   I couldn’t stop the little voice in my head telling me that I should have known it would turn out like this. Through all my planning to perfection, spending a little extra to get a little extra, time spent on the precision coordination of … Read more

Mother’s Day with Carter & Vivienne

  Relief. That was the first emotion that flooded me as I stepped into my darkened bedroom to find Viv sprawled across the bed, with our daughter, Bellamy, tucked close. The nightlight was plugged in, casting a warm glow across both of their perfect, sleeping faces. My girls. They’d fallen asleep nursing – a normal … Read more