NOT SO SOUTHERNLY, SOUTHERN CHARM **CHAPTER 7**

If Caroline had to choose one place to be holed up while recovering, she would have chosen to be with Porter at his amazing home on the Upper Lake. Luckily, she didn’t have to make that choice…he made it for her. Not only did he decide for her, he insisted that she stay with him….

NOT SO SOUTHERNLY, SOUTHERN CHARM **CHAPTER 6**

As frightened as Caroline was, she couldn’t stop thoughts of Porter from infiltrating her brain- even though she was tied to a chair, covered in gasoline, and choking fiercely. Her lungs were on fire from the mixture of the fumes and her coughing fits. Her wrist and ankles were bleeding from where they tied her…

BRAIN WAVES ON HIGH

SCRAMBLED EGGS ANYONE? IF YOU’VE EVER RECIEVED A MIND-SMASHING MESSAGE OR EMAIL FROM SOMEONE, AND AFTER READING THEIR POOR ATTEMPT AT MANIPULATION, ALTHOUGH YOU SEE WHERE THEY PUT FORTH SOME EFFORT, YOU’RE NOT ALONE. YOU JUST HAVE TO LAUGH IT OFF- TRUST ME. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS SOUNDS ARROGANT OR NOT, I DON’T REALLY…

BPI AND ACCESSORIES

I endeavored to taste life’s honey During last month’s decline, While you exercised your birthright With teasing’s of impending doom.   Oh, you are no hooded stranger Foreign, or otherwise, you are known- A terrorist, knock, knock, knocking At the tomb- imposing your nature on me.   Through the murk and muddles I found you…

NOT SO SOUTHERNLY, SOUTHERN CHARM **CHAPTER 5**

Another day down, Porter was exhausted and ready to get back to his house on the Upper Lake. The night before with Caroline was beyond what he could have ever imagined. He couldn’t believe that he was falling for someone so quickly, but there was something strangely unique about her. Sure, he’d have his hands…

LOVE ON THE BRAIN

THEY SAY WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE YOU BECOME A LITTLE OBSESSED, CLOSE-MINDED, AND TRUTHFULLY, MAYBE A LITTLE ‘CRACKED’ AND BIZARRE. I’VE ACTUALLY BEEN LAUGHING OUT LOUD SOMEWHAT OUTLANDISHLY AND I’M STARTING TO QUESTION MY OWN SANITY. I HAVE THIS STUPID LOOKING, GOOFY SMILE ON MY ALREADY OVERLY-ADORING FACE AND NO MATTER HOW HARD I…

NOT SO SOUTHERNLY, SOUTHERN CHARM **CHAPTER 4**

It brought him so much joy, the way the sun was setting. He clapped his hands together quickly and danced in a circle – so full of excitement. It cast the perfect glow over the rooftop that he planned to have in holy, powerful flames later that evening. His creation would be beautiful, intense –…

CHARGED FOR CHANGE

THEIR AREN’T MANY THINGS THAT I CAN’T, AT A MINIMUM, SHOULDER AT MOST TIMES. BUT ONE THING THAT REALLY GETS ME AMPED IS CHANGE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S THRUST UPON ME LIKE WAVES ARE THRUST UPON THE SHORE. I FEEL OUT OF CONTROL, MANIC EVEN. CHANGE THAT HAPPENS SLOWLY, OR THAT I’M PREPARED FOR – SOMETHING…

WRONG RIGHTING MY SOMEONE

How does one right a wrong when you feel in your heart that your actions were justifiable, but nonetheless they hurt someone that you care about? Justifiable? What does that even mean when other people’s hearts are involved? Truly, human interaction with others has never been my strong suit, but once I get to know…

NO SO SOUTHERNLY, SOUTHERN CHARM **CHAPTER 3**

“You want a double or single, sweetheart?” Francisco, the bartender at the Royal House oyster bar and restaurant asked Caroline as she took her seat, front and center. After the day she had with her boss it took her less than one second to decide; she raised her hand putting up two fingers to indicate…

NOT SO SOUTHERNLY, SOUTHERN CHARM **CHAPTER 2**

New Orleans Board of Hoteliers. The big, bold, block letters were proudly stated near the top of the twelfth floor building. Its frame certainly wasn’t the biggest in town, but definitely ranked the most powerful. From rich hotel owners, board kings- their lawyers- art dealers, and other wealthy business owners of the French Quarter- combined-…