Flash Fiction: Tea with Mama

Very cute story!



Tea with Mama

By Sean C. Wright-Neeley

It was always at about 2am in her dreams. The setting was always a Victorian tea room. Candelabra Jones entered the exquisite salon through a door from nowhere, glanced down at her tulle, floor-length gown, and made her way to the table. A huge bouquet of scarlet cabbage roses was the centerpiece, and a filigree tea service sat off to one side. Whoever created this dream setting thought of every detail. Candy could even smell the hot tea. The room also had undertones of vanilla. She folded her hands on the table, waiting for her mother.

Mama entered, right on cue in a flurry of orange and black. Her favorite holiday had been Halloween. She and Candy dressed up as famous black characters, every year. Mama had been Tina Turner one year; Candy, a Supreme. They had been Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Michelle…

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Great list!


IMG_4192Deontology – the study or theory of ethics

Example: Treating others the way you want to be treated is basic deontology.

Plaudit – appraise or applause

Example: The high school student beamed when the audience showered her with plaudits, after the play’s finale.

Meritocracy – a government, based on talent or performance, instead of birthright.

Example: America separated from the British, seeking meritocracy in the government, instead of a monarchy.

Blandishment – persuasion with wiles or flattery.

Example: A little blandishment never hurts when you’re doing a fundraiser.

Arboreal – relating to trees

Example: A rainforest is nature’s arboreal heaven.

Autodidact – a skilled person who is self-taught.

Example: Perry is an autodidact pianist.

Monoculture – growing one kind of crop

Example: Corn farmers are known for their monoculture growing habits.

Aperture – a portal or opening

Example: The aperture in the mine shaft was so narrow, I don’t know…

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Welcome to Day 2 of the #RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! #RRBC @WendyJayneScott

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Welcome to Day 2 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, Wendy Scott.

We ask that you click on the author’s RWISA Profile below and visit all of her profile pages – some offering more insight into the member and others showcasing the author’s talent.

RWISA Profile

Lastly, we ask that you support this member as well as the host of this blog, by sharing this page and the author’s profile pages across all your social media platforms.

What Wendy has to say about RWISA…


Wendy has a book she’d like to introduce you to:


Now, we’d like to give you a chance at some of this awesome promotion for yourself!

Have you written that book or short story you want the whole world to know about? Are you looking for a great way to promote your…

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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison


I am showcasing books by prominent black authors for Black History Month. Today’s feature is one of my absolute favorite books, The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. Ms. Morrison passed last year. It was hard because she made me want to be a writer.

Here is my copy of her book, I got at 13. I know what you’re thinking: why don’t you get a new copy? The answer is simple. I don’t want a new copy.


But I encourage you to get your new copy. The Bluest Eye was Toni’s first novel. It’s about an African American girl who longs for blue eyes, hoping it will ease her domestic hell. It’s painful, tender, and morose. Ms. Morrison tells the tale, like one long poem. Her prose is deep, shiny, and mentally sticky.

Please let me know how you like it, if you read it. Get the book

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