Most recently published stories in Motivation.
My chest felt heavy. I was ready to leave. Every day felt the same as if I was stuck in a never-ending loop. What was I doing? Why me? Why did I have to live the same routine every single day? There was no other option, especially since I was in charge of my younger siblings.
Treasure In The Stars
The heat hung thick in the air as Sam’s shoes flipped against the ground on her way to the mailbox. The relentless sun had continued for weeks, burning everything from flowers to skin, and adding to her misery. She pulled the red stamped past due notices from the box and made her way back to the dilapidated house. It might have been pretty a while ago but time had worn it down, much like it’s owner Sue Donovan. Sue was nearly 90 now and unable to communicate since stroke had taken her speech and curled her fingers. She’d spent her life as a wealthy spinster but medical bills had taken their toll on her fortunes. “She still has more than us”, thought Sam as the screen door smacked closed behind her. Dad had left them with nothing but debt and if it wasn’t for Miss Sue, they’d be homeless now.
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway
“How did I get myself in this mess? I do not know what I was thinking! Why would I think I could win this contest?” Monee thought to herself, as she as she stood backstage watching a contestant recite their poem. The audience was vast, filled with other college students, prestigious professors, family, and friends there to cheer on the contestants in the poetry slam.
Earlier in the year, she had introduced me to ‘my artist within’, a memory so familiar I could almost reach out and touch it.
The Incredible Impact of Iris
Sometimes stories can only be told at the end. And the end is where Iris’s story begins. You don’t always know before the after, which small moments had great impact, and which grand gestures were moot. While Iris’s life had her fair share of inconsequential grand gestures, this is a story of how she fueled extraordinary things through seemingly ordinary actions, in response to a gift of $20,000.
The Difference a Daydream Can Make
What do an existential crisis, a manager that somehow has morning breath all day, and an office that embodies the vibrancy of oatmeal have in common?
The world is filled with desires. Desires to become rich or famous, desire to meet society’s expectations, or desire to fall in love. But no matter how hard I try to understand the concept of desire, I just can’t seem to find my place in the world.
Women in the business world are becoming more and more normal in this decade with women owning, building and running all intricate operations. Black women however, are not only rising to this new exchange of power, but they are paving ways for other black women while taking charge. There’s so much speech about black women being oppressed that their accomplishments are being shadowed and unspoken about. That is why a business about having better mental health is beneficial for all women and black women need to be included in this conversation.
Peggy gets a black notebook
Peggy gets a black notebook 1915 "Peggy , come take your baby brother , I can't settle him." Ten year Peggy sighed and closed her composition book. She thought she had a few moments to work on her story, but with eight younger brothers and sisters she was "Little Ma." There was never enough time for going to the library , reading and writing her stories. Someone always needed a clean diaper , feeding, bandaging or watching while Ma cooked, cleaned , sewed and fine washing and ironing for elegant ladies for extra money.
New Phone Who Dis
The day I realized I wasn’t going to be a professional athlete, I found myself wondering what the next thing was going to be. I was 26 at the time and I’d put everything I'd had into sports. If you haven’t made it by 26, you need to start looking into doing something else and I was finally able to admit that to myself.
Designed from birth
I often wonder if I would be a different person if I had been born, say, a Cancer. Would I still have the traits of a Scorpio or would the fact that I was born months earlier completely rewrite my personality?
From Keystroke to Keywords
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Ebony Rose, and I am a romance author. Some of my recent works include; ‘Stealing Sarah,’ ‘Secret Santa’s Business’ and ‘Fair Game.’