Alchemy: A 2016 Writing Portfolio


All Wild Hair – a young woman navigates her relationships with people– and people’s relationship with her hair

Looking Between Hues – a mother and child have  a conversation.

An Aromatic Sense – a young man recalls a summer job. Fiction. A Mythos Story

G(r)eeks and the Cemetary Block – a girl and her delinquent classmate discuss the greatness of Greek gods and the creepiness of the nearby cemetery. Fiction.


Open Ocean  a poem about friends just trying to safely trying to tread water

Being Political– a poem about black people and the politics of their existence.

Self-Medication – a poem about how people cope.

For the Taking – a song/poem inspired by the Hades and Persephone art of Megan C. Lloyd.

“Integrity”  a poem about artists and money.

Very Black Hair – a poem about hair and acceptance


Good Reasona young girl contemplates about friendship and why she doesn’t need it. A Mythos story.

Diadem – a grandfather reminisces while getting his grandchild a new pet. A Mythos story.

Von’s Morning a mother and son share a moment. A Mythos story.

Names a really short story about where a few people’s names came to be. A Mythos story.