Most recently published stories in Journal.
Papa, Pablo and Me (Pierre)
Chapter 1 – The Dealer The greed was sweating out of the dealer's skin. He had licked his lips at least once as he took the piece of paper from me and surveyed it. While he may have thought he was playing it cool, the moisture above his top lip glistening in the Manhattan sunlight betrayed him.
What Are The 4 P's Of Marketing To Grow Your Business
Marketing is a main area of any business to focus on if they want more sales. I know some of you know the 4 P's of marketing because it's a basic concept marketing we learn, but most people don't know about this.
2 Best SEO Techniques You Should follow in 2021
These are the techniques you should be paying attention to in order to increase your site's organic traffic in the year 2021. These aren't your only SEO tactics, but they should form a core part of your strategy. If you work to implement each of these, you'll be able to improve your visibility and traffic.
Curbside Collection Henry took in the interior of the kitchen. The melamine slathered cabinet faces regarded him dumbly. Their circa-1950, painted-over brass handles resembled ivory bones glued to reminders of his childhood, the upper cupboards once far beyond his reach.
So You Dream of Being a Writer? The Reality Might Not Be What You Expect
Most of us who dream of being writers imagine that we'll publish novels. We picture sitting behind the desk at an author-signing with long lines of fans queuing out the door, our beautifully designed books stacked up beside us.
What Cash flow Mistakes can kill your Business?
Entrepreneurs are often overloaded with tons of activities spinning around their business. And they have left very little time to control the cash flow says, Joshua Paul Hooks. Even though you have the greatest thought and your industry is doing well initially, it has been seen 80% of businesses fail just because they cannot handle their cash flow. Indeed, certain unseen expenditures or costs have an unfavorable impact on cash flow which is tough to supervise since they cannot be professed.
5 Female Musicians Who Met Their Partners At Work
From Simi to Niniola. In life there are very few places that we as working people get to meet other people for networking, romantic reasons, any kind of partnership of any sort. One of those key places is during work. While dating people in your office or workplace is something that is heavily frowned upon, romantic partners are not the only people you can meet during work + who said anything about not dating people who work in the same industry with you?
Medium Alternatives: 5 Sites Where You Could Make Money Writing Like Medium
Medium is a powerful website to make money writing but if you are looking for more such platforms where you could make money writing or sites similar to Medium.com or sites that are perfect alternatives for making money writing, this guide will definitely help you out.
LGBTQ+ characters on our screens changed my life!
Representation of the LGBTQ+ community, not only on our screens but also in music, in theatre, in literature, in the media, feels more present than ever before. But it’s still not enough. ‘Netflix is going through a gay phase,’ is a comment I heard recently. As though it's something temporary and will pass. Here is why we are only just scratching the surface on LGBTQ+ representation.
The Mysterious Man and His Little Black Book
Brian Roam walks into “The Coffee Shop” and orders his usual; medium coffee black with two sugars, and a cheese danish. He then sits down in the back corner of the shop at his usual table. Brian then cracks open his laptop and sits there for hours, occasionally getting up to stretch his legs, and to order another coffee. This has been Brian’s daily routine for the past three months. Brian is an aspiring writer, and it was painstakingly obvious that he has been overcome with a severe case of writer's block.
It fell out of the damp cavity between the case and the wall. Sawdust and bits of calcified paper coughed out of the gap, raining onto the cement ground in the basement. I panicked. This would not look good on the condition report. Dusting the debris from its cover – it felt smoothed and compact in my hand, as if it had previously been thumbed through often but was now cold, compressed by abandonment – I set it aside to check the painting. A pair of eyes, black as buttons, stared through the torn bubble wrap, vaguely irritated by my error. I could see no real change to its frame, except perhaps a small tidemark of mildew from where the book had fallen. The tape holding the tissue paper in place had ripped, and the entire piece would have to be re-wrapped. I decided I might as well make a start, and propped it back against the wall, face-to-face with those unblinking eyes.
Mickey's Black Book
“Six. Six hundred. Six hundred dollars is all that I need. It’s all that I need by the seventeenth.” Mickey muttered this to himself over and over as the elevator rose, one slinking floor at a time, to the penthouse suite on the twenty third floor of Caesar’s Palace. “Six. Six hundred. Six hundred dollars is all that I need by the seventeenth.” The seventeenth, Mickey calculated, was five days away. “Five days to make six hundred dollars?” Mickey asked himself aloud, as he lifted his head and caught his reflection peering back at him from the glassy elevator wall. His panic paused for a moment as he caught his own gaze and wondered all at once how he had ended up here. His panic, as all panic is wont to do, quickly proceeded to slap him back to the most pressing issue of this particular moment. Closing his eyes and taking a deep breath in, then looking at his reflection with a resolved determination as he exhaled, he said it one more time. “Five days to make six hundred dollars.” Ding. The elevator door announced its successful climb. Mickey forced a fake smile as he entered the Penthouse.