Sometimes, all I need are the small reminders in life to let me know I’m still living and grateful to be alive. Sometimes . . . this is what I love most about living–the little things.
in her little black dress, she stood
I bore witness to a goddess
laying claim to a nation undertaken
by neverending storms–stoicism
epitomized . . .
I bit my tongue
sensual words hung from it
and I needed to be professional.
I needed to see past
the little black dress and into
her heart, her mind, and her spirit.
this is how you lose the old you
in order to capture the new you
and grow apart from them both
that little black dress
taught me how to step back
in order to move forward
and she agrees.
“Quintessence” is a literary magazine to be published yearly in the Spring. The writers you see featured in this literary magazine are contributors to A Cornered Gurl and have been faithful in their support, encouragement of others, and submitting strong and poignant work to be read freely on the platform. This is the first issue.
A Cornered Gurl Presents QUINTESSENCE: A Literary Magazine of Featured Medium Writers was published on April 10, 2020 (Good Friday), and is ready for your purchase, perusal, and praise. We will take your constructive criticism and pointers too, as we intend to grow each year. I plan on keeping the published writers in each issue to a minimum of around sixteen to eighteen.
In this first issue, there are fifteen writers, including myself. The magazine has three sections: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry. It is an “8 X 11” full-color and glossy print layout, consisting of 42 pages. It includes four of my original photography prints as the images accompanying the beginning of each section. We have sold over forty copies and we are hoping to sell at least forty more. I never envisioned we’d meet that goal, but since we did, meeting another would be quite the achievement. Here’s hoping you will help us do that.
We look forward to your support and your wondrous eyes gracing our work. We hope that you are pleased with our efforts.
Thank you for your support!
I hunt for
dripping from the
by the greens.
I find it,
clip it to my chest
and wear it with
It was a good day.
I didn’t lose my
was no witness