Short Story: The Night I forgot

This is a short story that I wrote a couple of years ago. I have not read or edited it in years, so I honestly do not know what it sounds like. I am posting to just to get some perceptive of this story idea I had. I would like to write into a movie one day. I am not posting that whole thing is part 1.

 January 12 the day that everything changed for Austin and the black family. As the walk into courtroom knowing that Austin will take the stand today to discuss the night of their parent’s murder. Austin is filled with nerves and sweating like crazy. Whenever someone speaks to him, he answers them twice. As Judge Peterson calls the court to order, the district attorney Jackson calls Austin to the stand right away.

While Austin is walking to the stand, he starts thinking why is he calling me so early, how can I do this, what I am I going to say? Do they know what happen that night? What did happen that night? I must compose myself. Pull it together Austin you can do this. On his way to the stand, he looks at Phillip Taylor the person who is being accused of the murder. Austin then decides that he must do it he cannot be nervous. District Attorney Jackson begins asking Austin some questions, and he tries to answer them.

              Phillip Taylor was Austin’s brother Mike best friend when they were in high school. Phillip was the ideal friend that the Black’s wanted for Mike, it seemed that Phillip stayed getting Mike into trouble. His parents used to tell his brother that he needed to stop hanging out with Phillip.

Then there was Sammie Noel, she was worse than Phillip, but she always hid it from people except the Black’s they knew better. Sammie was different than Phillip, she was a free spirt who would do anything for shock value. The Black’s though Phillip was bad, but Sammie she was in a class all her own. Eventually Mike did stop hanging out with them, but then Austin began spending time with Sammie and they became close. They would steal from the store together, and then go smoke some weed, and drink. His parents kept telling him to stay away, that Sammie was going to put him in a situation that was going to change his life.

Movie Review: Set it Off(1996)

This film must be in the top 15 movies that I absolutely love. Set it off, has to be one of the most underrated films that came out in the 1990’s. The film stars Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica Foxx, and Kimberly Ellis. It is about a group of women who are upset with everything that is going on around them that they want to escape. Not only their neighborhood, but also their lives. The only way that they can do is to get money, and there is only one way to do it is to rob a bank.

I have seen this movie at least 20 times, and it still holds up after all these years. I do not know anybody that has not seen this movie, and if you have not you should go watch as soon as you can. It is sad, but it is a journey that is worth taking. I would give this film a 7.5 out 10. There is so much more that can be done to make this movie better that is why I am giving them that score.

Poem: Still stuck

Today I cried and the tears never dried.

This is not where I need to be.

The wind has led me to the wrong way.

I did not listen to my soul.

Now I am in a hole that I cannot get out of.

Can I climb out, our is this quicksand will it only make me stay.

Time can no longer tell; the clock has already struck 12.

What else can I do there is nowhere to go.

I miss this train no I am still here once again.

When I wake up what will it be.

Tomorrow is not a new day.

It just a replay of yesterday.

Still trying to get happy

Today was interesting. That is best thing I can say now, but it was not all good. The last couple of months a lot has change for me. I quit my job at the end of April, without a backup plan. It was one of the scariest things that I have done, but it was also freeing. I had attempted to leave it last year, but then covid happen and I stayed. That turned out to be the best thing for me at that time. I learn so much and I glad I stayed.

Having that job was complicated to me, and I am still trying to process everything that went along with it. That was the very first job that I had. I worked my way up from the bottom to the top. I started out as a crew member then I became manager. That was something that I never thought would happen with me, and I am grateful that it did in some ways. I do not want to fully talk about that now there is still a lot for me to process with that job.

One thing that I did learn when I finally got the strength to trust my gut and trust me and walk away it was nice. It showed me what I wanted out of life and what I would no longer would accept. I just want to be happy and if that means being broke and having nothing then I am fine with that.

My end goal for the rest of my life is to just be happy, and not do anything that makes you regret any and everything with you. Now on from this moment I am going to focus on getting myself happy. I do not know what that will be, but I sure do know what it is not. That is my advice to you, make sure whatever you are doing that is making you happy. No matter what it is if you are not happy then what is the point.

Poem: Life’s Test

What did I do?

I thought I was going right, now somehow, I have gone left.

This was not the plan; this is not me.

I miss the old me the one that was hurt and confused.

The one that knew how to win, but always lose.

I jump and I landed, but it still seems as if I missed.

My better choice has left me more broken then heal.

The stress is gone, but the pain still leaves on.

Is this me?

Is this life I am living?

Why do I lose even when I win?

The chance to thrive has left me heartbroken inside.

There is no more for me to do, I am lost, and I truly do not know what to do.

The hope for better, has caused me pain for what I miss.

I guess the test is pass, and now how can I still miss.

Better is not always right, sometimes being hurt is what gives you your meaning of life.

Life has no meaning without just being.