Q-ell Betton

Q-ell Betton

I write stuff. A lot.

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  • Q-ell Betton
    Published 3 days ago
    The Old Guard

    The Old Guard

    Brief synopsis: A team of immortal mercenaries are recruited by an ex-CIA operative for a mission to rescue some kidnapped children. The mission turns out to be a trap and the team is ambushed. After escaping the ambush, the team realise that they are being hunted and must evade capture.
  • Q-ell Betton
    Published 6 days ago
    Desperados

    Desperados

    Brief synopsis: a thirty-something woman, desperate to get back into dating, goes out on a date and it is a bust. On her way home, she bumps into a man and they start a relationship. When he does not contact her after nearly a week, egged on by her drunken friends, she sends him an abusive email.
  • Q-ell Betton
    Published 21 days ago
    As Well

    As Well

    I get it. I really do. I am a black man and it has been wearying, even for me, the worldwide movement that is Black Lives Matters. That is not to say I am sick of hearing about it. It is, unfortunately, a necessary movement but like the Me Too movement of recent years, a movement that was adopted by Hollywood but in truth was created a decade before to highlight sexual abuse and harassment, something related to half of the world’s population.
  • Q-ell Betton
    Published 29 days ago
    The Best Choice You Can Make

    The Best Choice You Can Make

    To some extent, every young man, or not so young man, has gone through the disapproving glare of a would-be, significant other’s parent or parents. It does not happen with every partner of course. Sometimes the families are very nice, normal. When the parent or parents are less than welcoming, there can be different reasons.
  • Q-ell Betton
    Published about a month ago
    The Man On The Left

    The Man On The Left

    I laid in my bed with tears streaming down my face. It has been an emotional week. Struck down by some seasonal bug or - shoutout to Covid19! - the plague of the moment, along with the never-ending lockdown, I found myself mostly bed-ridden this week as the fallout from the George Floyd murder gained and maintained worldwide traction.
  • Q-ell Betton
    Published about a month ago
    What's In A Name

    What's In A Name

    Most of us were given our names. Before the age of understanding, your parents or guardians and anybody else who was old enough to utilise language would address you by your given name. Some people change their name when they reach a legal age and have the power to do so. Some do it for personal reasons - they never liked their name - others for business reasons.