Are you looking for the perfect place to tap into your imagination and write your story?
A talented resident of ours composed a spirited narrative on her stay at The Castle. Perhaps it will inspire you to stay with us too!
Learn more about her experience at The Castle via the link in our bio.
As a side note we would just like to say thank you to Alia and that we wish her the best on her future endeavours! Have fun travelling. 😊
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Every week we will applaud local Black Girls Shining and welcome them to our Black Girl Book Gang 💪🏾💕 This week we're shining the spotlight on Shanna Miles. Shanna Miles was born in South Carolina. She sets all of her stories firmly in biscuit-and-sweet-tea-country, featuring kids of color in fantastic situations. She received a BA in Journalism from the University of South Carolina, but switched gears and acquired a Master’s in Library Media from Georgia State University. She lives and writes in Jonesboro, Georgia with her husband and two beautiful daughters. You can follow her blog on diverse literature at shannamiles.net and chat with her on twitter @srmilesauthor. Her new book 'Willow Born' is set to be released June 2017! Keep making the world go around Black Girl! Welcome to our Black Girl Book Gang 💕✨. #diversebooks#writersofcolor#amwriting#communityofwriters#blackgirlmagic#blkcreatives#blackgirlsrock
• I think some of us have to learn to live this life the hard way. No matter how much we want to live it by someone who will hold our hand when it gets too much, some of us are meant to survive by ourselves and maybe, just maybe there is beauty in that •
✨"We The People." Together, we can choose to act and cause a domino effect of change. We can choose to stand in solidarity, unity, utmost peace and love, thus choosing to oppose and reject the hateful crimes and the unjust laws and ways of life. The more fear they try to drive into our society, our communities, our world, the more fearless we must become and remain. "United We Stand." Rise up and rise against the terrorizing acts, verbiage, and threats to our human existence. Now, more than ever, is the phrase "do not let history repeat itself" relevant to our future progression. I tremble, shake and hold back tears of what may be but I have faith and hope to keep me grounded and to remind me of my purpose in life. Whatever fate has in store, I will remain resilient and vigilant to fulfill my dreams. Dreams that I will not allow to be shattered and taken away from me.✨
You can never fall in love with a broken human, can you?
Because you want an easy love, my friend. You dream of a love which is tagged with truth and faith and charming togetherness. A love that breathes promises and undying gratitude for a living. A love with a million stains of innocence and indulgence. A love that admires your smile and appreciates the dark color of your eyes. A love which completes you in every possible manner.
Not more. Not less. But just right.
And that is why you don't like dead souls.
Because they're hard to get and hard to keep.
Because you don't want to adore the color of their eyes and crinkles below it when they laugh. You don't want to nourish their minds, because you're too busy over-nourishing yours. You don't want to step in their world of stories and illusions, because you're too busy creating yours. You don't want to heal their scars because you're too busy protecting yours. You don't want to ease their pain, because you're too busy escaping from yours.
Because you want to receive love more than you give.
But, my love, I hope you know that they know. About the real world and rusted emotions they inhale everyday. .
I hope you know that they know their hearts are uselessly stitched together and cannot withstand even the slightest heartbreaks.
I hope you know that they know their lifeless bodies are dipped in mess, and, I hope you know that they are aware of the battles they lose to get themselves out of it.
I hope you know that they seek for the warm and glittering love as much as you do. Maybe more. The only love you're running away from. The only love you're finding too absurd to be real.
And I hope you fall in love with those clutters and shatters resting inside them.
I hope you fall in love with a broken human, dear one!
Tagged by the intellectual @honour.speaks, I humbly submit my write up on "eccedentesiast" for @transatlanticwritingchallenge...
Pain, as i came to know it as a grown up individual rising from a broken home, permeated through every aspect of my life... But smiles, I never said goodbye to my smiles and some of the best people I loved and was loved back by were always able to discern my heart's pain despite the beautiful smile... And I shall be forever grateful for their love and support...
Do you want to write a screenplay, but lack direction on how to do so?
Consider stopping by The Castle for advice from Shina Ahmad, an award-winning screenwriter.
She'll be here June 7th. We can't wait!
Learn more about Shina via the link in our bio.