Consequences ~ SNAPS Story

Consequences ~ SNAPS Story
\/ Consequences by Shonell Bacon Photography by Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos.Net “You didn’t have to do this.” I looked across the table at the detective. “It was the only thing I had to do,” I said. “I know there are consequences to actions. I gave him his. And now, I’ll have to accept mine.” ||| I ...

The Outing ~ SNAPS Story

The Outing ~ SNAPS Story
\/ The Outing by S. Michelle “Miki Starr” Johnson Photography by MetalSucks.Net June 11, 7:52 p.m. I told Roe she wasn’t gone understand. I know my momma. Chile, D’Loyce Benita Jackson ain’t nothin’ if not consistent. She been but one way since I been born and Daddy left her after 12 years and 5 kids. She ...

The House that Jack Built ~ SNAPS Story

The House that Jack Built ~ SNAPS Story
\/ The House that Jack Built by Makasha Dorsey Photography by Makasha Dorsey /\ The sound of my name on his lips burned through my mind like deadly venom in the veins of a recently bitten prey. Prickly heat racing, traveling to my heart ready to consume me. My body, my thoughts reeling at my imminent ...

Still Life ~ SNAPS Story

Still Life ~ SNAPS Story
\/ Still Life by Shonell Bacon Photograph Album Photo by Suat Eman at FreeDigitalPhotos /\ At six months, he shouted, “Love!” I like to think it’s because he heard his father constantly say, “I love you” to me… …and that I constantly said it to his sweet face. Those bright brown eyes, wide toothless smile, and ...

In the Fog ~ SNAPS Story

In the Fog ~ SNAPS Story
\/ In the Fog by P.R. Spates Image by P.R. Spates /\ “…paid administrative leave.” My stomach churned as I turned off the radio. Another life. Correction, another black life taken by the hands of those who were supposed to serve and protect us. Where was this one located? It didn’t matter anymore because nowhere in ...

Across the Way ~ SNAPS Story

Across the Way ~ SNAPS Story
\/ Across the Way by Makasha Dorsey Image by Makasha Dorsey /\ The nauseating stench of putrid cabbage wafted in through the open windows—the smell in direct contrast to the interior of the tidy, dust-free cottage nestled on the lake’s edge. Each person, five of them, sat on overstuffed, yellow sofas. Not touching. Not speaking. Seeing ...

Turbulent Waters ~ SNAPS Story

Turbulent Waters ~ SNAPS Story
\/ Turbulent Waters by Jennifer Coissiere Image by Jennifer Coissiere /\ “I wish I was at the beach.” When I said this, I didn’t know my children were going to coax me into driving four hours to the beach. It was already half past three. “It’s too late to go.” “Mama, please? I’ve never been to the ...

Puzzles ~ SNAPS Story 2

Puzzles ~ SNAPS Story
\/ Puzzles by PR Spates Image by PR Spates /\ It was a typical crime scene. Three o’clock in the morning, a handful of squad cars blocked off the cul-de-sac’s only entrance and exit, their lights disrupting the sleeping patterns of the hard working doctors, lawyers and millionaires of Mason Court. Mini mansions and a Disneyland ...

In the Heat of the Moment ~ SNAPS Story

In the Heat of the Moment ~ SNAPS Story
\/ In the Heat of the Moment by Shonell Bacon Through the Crack image by Andy King /\ “Baby, what a surprise. What are you doing here, love?” Baby. Love. God, I hate how stupid I’ve become. I try to rub my knee; there’s a pain niggling its way around the cap. The closet’s tight quarters ...

PG ~ SNAPS Story

PG ~ SNAPS Story
\/ PG by Shonell Bacon Public Domain Image from Wikimedia Commons /\ “I’m three weeks late.” Erica squirms in the plush chair while shredding tissues. Tears land on her college T-shirt. A woman dressed in a multi-colored skirt and yellow T-shirt asks, “Could it be stress?” A low laugh escapes Erica’s mouth. “Perhaps.” The woman checks the ...
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