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I Was Woken Up by the Police in the Middle of the Night

Here’s what should’ve happened to Breonna Taylor.

By: Adrienne Grimes

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Photo by Andrew Winkler on Unsplash

A loud pounding on my front door woke me up at 3:30 am.

I jumped awake with all the grace of a fish out of water.

A bright light shining through my window followed by another round of loud banging and my dog barking clued me into the fact that someone was at my door. I checked out the window before I answered. A police officer stood in full uniform. No mask to be seen (but that’s beside the point).

The moment between walking from my window with the direct view of the front porch and my front door was filled with enough anxiety to keep me up for a good three hours following this incident. …


Here’s what should’ve happened to Breonna Taylor.

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Photo by Andrew Winkler on Unsplash

A loud pounding on my front door woke me up at 3:30 am.

I jumped awake with all the grace of a fish out of water.

A bright light shining through my window followed by another round of loud banging and my dog barking clued me into the fact that someone was at my door. I checked out the window before I answered. A police officer stood in full uniform. No mask to be seen (but that’s beside the point).

The moment between walking from my window with the direct view of the front porch and my front door was filled with enough anxiety to keep me up for a good three hours following this incident. …


August 20th, 2020

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Why You Should “Show, Don’t Tell”

Let your story come to life on the big screen of your imagination.

By: Juneta Key

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Photo by Sergey Semin on Unsplash

No survivors? Then where do the stories come from — I wonder.
Captain Jack Sparrow

When Pirates of the Caribbean came out, I was enamored with the movie. I loved Johnny Depp’s version of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Why? Because he brought the character to life. He was full of personality, beyond the typical.

Captain Jack, whether by his own devices — which was most often — or because of others’ machinations, meant trouble. The big screen came alive when he stepped into the camera view. That is what your stories need to do. How do you do that?

You show us instead of telling us.

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