Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Cat and the Companion

54 million Americans suffer from mental health issues and disorders. I am one of them. It is something I have struggled with most of my life and continue to battle. I decided to use my experience as inspiration for a short story; The Cat and the Companion. It is a tale of fantasy centering around a magical cat named Dinah and a young girl named Kell, who is loosing her battle with depression. This story was originally published in my debut ebook, Realm of Lore. I am making The Cat and the Companion public in the hopes that it may help others who are struggling with mental illness. I hope this story can give you hope and comfort. I pray that you find peace. Please feel free to share it.

The Cat and the Companion and all stories in Realm of Lore, has been registered with the Copyright Office in accordance with title 17. It is copyright protected by the United States Copyright Office. Registration number: TXu 2-061-773 


Photo by Victoria Avalor

The Cat and the Companion

The realm was a peaceful one. The land was green with plants and food. The birds sang sweetly with the rising sun. Water flowed, the moon shined bright and all manner of living creatures lived in harmony. The most fascinating of all was that all diseases and sickness were cured. Gratitude was due to the one who healed those who had fallen sick. Some called her a healer. Others referred to her as a deity but to the naked eye, she didn’t appear to be any of those things. She was in fact, a cat. The black haired feline was called Dinah. No one knew how she possessed the ability to heal. Was it magic? Was she a god? In the end the truth did not matter. What mattered was that she could cure any aliment. Although she never requested payment, those who lived in the realm showed their appreciation by building her a magnificent temple. Dinah was awarded offerings of food and gifts. Her temple was immaculate thanks to the many volunteers who cleaned every surface.

Monday, December 18, 2017

10 Reasons Why I Wasn't A Fan Of The Last Jedi

Photo from Vanity Fair. 

December 15th 2017 was a big day for Star Wars fans. The Last Jedi had finally hit theaters. The film, which is the sequel to the 2015 box office smash The Force Awakens, also marks Carrie Fisher's last performance as the beloved and iconic Princess Leia. I attended a screening Saturday at noon. My expectations were high; I loved The Force Awakens and Rogue One however I felt that this latest installment did not measure up. Below is a list of what I felt was wrong with the film. 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Me in 2017: A Gallery

2017 is coming to an end. It's the time of year where we all take a moment and reflect on our lives. The theme of this particular gallery is (drum roll please): No Costumes. The following photo gallery are me just as I am; no wigs, no characters. Nothing is better than being yourself. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Justice League Advance Spoiler Free Review

On Monday November 13th, I attended an advance screening of Justice League in Philadelphia. The film will officially be released on November 17th. With a run time of 1 hour and 59 minutes, the movie is rated PG-13 and stars Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Henry Cavill. The films screenplay is written by Joss Whedon and Chris Terrio. It is directed by Zack Snyder. Joss Whedon according to reports, reshot 20% of the film

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Realm Of Lore Sneak Peek!

I am thrilled to announce that my first book has been published on Amazon! Realm of Lore is now available for digital download. Don't have a Kindle? No problem! Simply download the free app and your purchased copy will appear. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dear James Cameron; Stop Telling Us What to Think About Wonder Woman

Director James Cameron went on a second temper tantrum this week blasting Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman film, likely in an effort to get people talking about him again. When Cameron first heavily criticized the film back in August, it was the same week Terminator 2 3D was released. The re-release of Terminator 2 only grossed  $562,000 according to Forbes. Now that he's hard at work on  Smurf- I mean Avator sequels, he needs the promotion. What better way than to mansplain  why Wonder Woman isn't that great?