Members of Journey Writers, Inc. share what the group means to them and to their writing.
"AFROPUFFS AND AFROMOXIE"
Journey Writer Leslie Bivans reads her original story of the superheroes that we all wished we could be.
"They're back!" Mama Thompson said as she got up as fast as she could and grabbed the firecrackers she had kept hidden underneath her china cabinet. Squeezing quietly out of the back door, she reached up and unscrewed the bulb that lit the back porch. The entire backyard was blanketed in darkness. Then she picked up the floor mop and held it out like she was holding a gun.
She heard the boys in the garden whispering,"there goes that old lady," she heard one of them say. "She got a gun," another boy whispered. Just then Mama Thompson took out some matches and lit the firecrackers, and quickly threw them over the trees in the garden. When the boys heard the popping, they screamed, "and she can shoot that thing too, run!" ©
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$2000 grant from the Betty Knox Foundation to support “Word of the Month” on WQTQ-FM
$1000 grant from the Hartford Pride Committee to support three (3) online programs for Hartford Pride Month
$100 gift from Kamora’s Cultural Corner to support three (3) online programs for Hartford Pride Month
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