Exclusive interview with Ethel Wells: A Walk Down Memory Lane

NOTICE: Ethel Wells is a character from The Underground Railroad. This interview examines her internal thoughts, childhood, and experiences throughout the book. I highly recommend The Underground Railroad. *** Ethel and I were sitting in a spacious room with blank walls. Q: Good morning, Ethel., It’s great to have you with us today. How are … More Exclusive interview with Ethel Wells: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Shell

Pop went the spitball, catapulting through the sticky classroom air in a perfect arc before burying itself into Ms. Crawford’s frizzy hair. She whirled around, bolts of anger flashing in her eyes as the classroom filled with raucous laughter. I watched him out of the corner of my eye. He wasn’t laughing with his classmates, … More Shell

The shiny American Dream: the core of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby nurtures a pessimistic view of the American dream, exposing underlying issues of racism, misogyny, and immobile socioeconomic classes in post World War one American society that have prevented people from reaching their “green light across the bay. James Gatz had every nook and cranny of his life planned out from the very … More The shiny American Dream: the core of The Great Gatsby

Blurry Dreams

He spoke in a thick russian accent, rolling his “r”s and squashing his “O”s like bugs on a windshield wiper, so that “loops” became “lupes”, the “flips” became “fleeps”, and “arabesque” became a mass of tongue rolling and lost syllables. He used to stand there, a leg jutted out, a look of disgust on his … More Blurry Dreams