Thursday, November 15, 2018

CAPPIE AND NINA


“Saxby accused me of not wanting to raise my granddaughter 
because I was ashamed of my Blackness.”




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“Do you have any… Black friends?”

“Besides you?”



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

SUNSHINE AND BAY AND CHILL


"Why am I crying?"
"Feelings don't live in bubbles. They're interconnected in our subconscious."




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“Can I ask you a personal question?”

“Yes, but just one.”



Monday, October 15, 2018

THATCHER AND JOSH


“I was never pregnant.




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“It's only been a few years.”

“Too long. We used to see each other every day.”



Monday, October 8, 2018

NOA, SASHA, ANTONIO, MORROW, AND THANKS



“My yams are covered with marshmallows. 
Are you?”



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You’re thankful for your yams?” Noa squinted at Antonio, who was arranging dishes in the villa’s kitchen.



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

SUNSHINE MEETS BAY


"Tell me how this works."
"It's like dating. Sometime new friends know exactly what they want."
"'New friends'? Is that what you call your clients?"




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“You look exactly like your picture. That never happens. Not that I've done this before. Any of this.”



Saturday, September 15, 2018

THATCHER, SAWYER, SPACE AND TIME


“But I want you. I married you!




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“Tell me what you heard me say.”

“He wanted you. You liked him. You felt powerful.”