First Stop: Brooklyn
Nestled about a twenty-minute walk from the Brooklyn Bridge is an inconspicuous little Thai restaurant. Its twin awnings are black, its frames wooden, and if you’re looking for a sign, you won’t find it. Welcome to Joya!
Her cap was pinned to her wavy black hair on a slant. Her crimson graduation robes billowed open in the breeze, revealing a knee-length lacy black dress and matching black pumps—demure enough for the school event, edgy enough to show she was eighteen and ready to take on the world.
“One more picture, sweetheart!”
“Dad!” She groaned and rolled her eyes at the smartphone clasped in her father’s hands. “You’re going to make me miss my own graduation!” Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Pink Cotton Candy”
Come right in, everyone! We’ve got pizza over there, drinks over there, and enough cookies to satisfy Cookie Monster himself.
You guys know the rules by now, I’m sure—this award asks for seven facts about yourself. I’ve been using the same seven facts for these award posts (which are still true!) but in the spirit of celebration and virtual partying, let’s share some new tidbits, shall we? Continue reading “Special Guest: Cookie Monster (Aka The Versatile Blogger Award)”
It’s a restaurant with a chocolate theme.
It’s a Chocolate. Themed. Restaurant.
The best friend and I knew we could not consider our lives fulfilled until we came here.
The Best Friend: Cocoa? On fries?
Me: And it comes wrapped in a newspaper! That is awesome.
The Best Friend: Okay Jade, focus. COCOA. ON FRIES. This is genius. Continue reading “For The Love Of Chocolate”
You: So, let me guess, you finally heard from the magazines you submitted work to earlier this year?
You: Hmm. Judging from the fact that you’re not hyperventilating in excitement, I take it the news is not good?
Me: Nope. Continue reading “Rejections”
He tasted like sweet lemonade on a scorching summer day.
She was expensive champagne on a candlelit night.
He tasted like decadent chocolate that took my breath away.
She was caviar that stunned me with just one bite.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Delicious”
Just when I think I’ve got this lateness thing under control, I blink and it’s been a month since Fernanda over at Mystery Date With A Book tagged me with this survey.
Without further procrastination-
4 NAMES PEOPLE CALL ME OTHER THAN MY REAL NAME
1) Jade (as it is my alter-ego pseudonym)
2) Complete Real Life Name (which I can’t reveal because that defeats the purpose of having an alter-ego pseudonym)
3) Miss! (Because that’s easier for kids to say than, well, anything else)
4 MOVIES I’VE WATCHED MORE THAN ONCE
I saw a house of bread.
A light shone from within.
It’d been so long since I’ve been fed.
My lips became a naughty grin.
I took a bite of the breaded house,
And grabbed some peanuts for the ride.
I drove away, a quiet mouse,
Then cackled madly, pleased with pride.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] A Naughty Snack”
Prompt: Some people eat to live, while others live to eat. What about you? How far would you travel for the best meal of your life?
Passports out and Utensils ready! In no particular order…
1. Hogwarts – The Chosen Meal
I can picture it now: taking a seat next to my fellow Ravenclaws, making quick friends with Luna (her quirkiness = hello, awesome friendship), and stuffing my face with every kind of delectable dish and treat imaginable, finally washing it all down with a cold goblet of pumpkin juice. Mmm. Continue reading “Passports & Utensils”
“You died from sneaking one too many tacos into the library?” The ghost snorted.
I grumbled. “Technically, I died because one of the tacos was poisoned.”
© Jade M. Wong 2016
Submission to Grammar Ghoul’s Writing Challenge. Fun prompt words this week!