Most recently published stories in Humans.
The Tragikal Tales of the Sometimes Princess
This is based on the first two chapters of my book, a sort of autobiographicall novella published by Lulu. Copyright © 2019 by Chris Sylla. All rights reserved. Illustrated here with photos, mostly from Guinea, but a few from the Gambia and Senegal also. These are the three real West African countries which combine in the story to make the fictional one—The Hot Country/the Other Place. The people in this story, including the princess herself, are loosely based on real people but are fictional constructions, and several actual people have sometimes been ‘collated’ into one character.
What Do You Expect?
My wife and I have been married for five years and it has taken a painstaking majority of that time for us to settle into roles and responsibilities in which we can be content and successful. The reality is that my wife and I are two totally different people, who problem solve and manage situations differently. Because of this, we have found ourselves going through conflict while attempting to navigate roles and responsibilities within our marriage. We have invested much time and work in our relationship which has revealed that many of these conflicts are a result of an unspoken or unmet expectations. It’s incredible how much of an impact expectations can have on a relationship. I have developed three questions I ask myself which help me to regulate my relational expectations.
Exploring Male Bisexuality
For some folks, the idea of a man being bisexual is as illogical and ridiculous as questioning the existence of the Loch Ness monster. The number of people I’ve heard say that they simply don’t believe in male bisexuality is astonishing, and it comes from all sides! In this article I wanted to dive in the question, asking two bisexual young men about their experience. This text will use the label bisexual even though it isn’t the only one that can be used.
She Cheated and I'm Broken
Six months ago, I found out that my partner of five years had cheated on me. Worst yet, it happened enough times over a long enough period that it was more than a fling. I have to live with the pain that it was enjoyed so much that it occurred often.
Gift Ideas for an INTJ
When gift shopping, it can be difficult to know what to buy someone with an INTJ personality type. However, here is a brief list to help spark some ideas for you if you have either an INTJ spouse, parent, or friend who you are trying to buy for:
No One Is Going to Save You
Growing up, I have always been looking to get saved. Sadly, it has always been by men. Starting at a young age, I depended solely on men due to my high needs, and low support from my mom.
The Girl With Many Bestfriends
I have always been a generous and big-hearted person. Meaning I always put others before me, I am always last to myself. Even if it is my own birthday and it is up to me to choose what to do and where to go, I always go wherever others want to go. And if one person in the group complains about the place? I feel like such a failure, like I let them down. Which... when I re-read that now, sounds so stupid, but it has happened all my life.
“I wish I could be married to more than one woman at a time.” “Do you need a man to make more money than you?” “You should let me give you a baby. Every woman needs to have at least one child.” “Why haven’t you been married? You put career first?” “You seem like you would give a man problem.” “You make me think too hard… I don’t want to think that hard.” “You’re stubborn.” “You should just let a man save face—even though you know he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” “There’s nothing wrong with a woman being the one to take care of a man.”
Dear People I Left Behind
High school changes you. As much as people do not want to admit it, it does. Even if its just the slightest change or a major change, we all go through it, and most of the time we do not notice it happening. It just seems to happen; one moment you're one way and the next, you are completely different. This happened to me in my high school experience. I did not notice myself slowly drifting from my friends that had been there for me the past eight years, I did not realize that by getting what I had always wanted, I had pushed them away.
"If there were a way to go back and correct the one thing you’ve come to regret most in life would you, could you, should you?”
Top 10 Gay Male TV Couples
TV has come a long way in its portrayal of same sex relationships. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down the "Top 10 Gay Male Couples on Television."
Me and My 'Under the Bed' Monsters
Hi, it's me again. I heard someone saying, "You can't move forward if you are stuck in the past." It's like traveling and seeing new things, places, and people, but with a huge heavy bag on your shoulders. It can be pretty abducting.