Jedah Mayberry started writing in his own free time after graduating college. He ended up participating in an American Short Fiction-associated writing workshop in Austin. The facilitator encouraged the emerging writer to try his hand at…
If eyes are the window to the soul, a writer’s eyes afford a view on a world of wonder. Current/recent reads: Zadie Smith, Heidi Durrow, Taiye Selasi, Rebecca Walker, Tayari Jones, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Edwidge Danticat, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I am often surprised when people talk about the total implausibility of the events in Márquez’s fiction. Having been born and lived in a deeply spiritual and extraordinarily resourceful part of the Caribbean, a lot of what might seem magical to others often seems quite plausible to me.
Of course a woman can live inside her cat, as the character Eva does in Márquez’s 1948 short story ‘Eva Is Inside Her Cat.’ Doesn’t everyone have an aunt who’s done that?"
This was one of those shots that came straight from the heart . I feel like him some times. James Baldwin, Jackie Robinson , Ray Charles , Malcolm X. I feel like those guys sometimes . A little part of me believes that myself and all my brothers were reincarnated from these named gentleman and many more. Our prosperity is unquestioned. I am the elephant in the room . And so are you. Soon they will see how beautiful I am.