Author Archives: S.P. Brown

About S.P. Brown

I really enjoy writing stories about my childhood, growing up black. I began writing when I was 7 years old, after being assigned to write an essay by my 2nd grade teacher. The essay was entitled "What I Did Over The Thanksgiving Break". I enjoyed retelling that story so much I've been writing ever since . The essay I wrote for that assignment was The Long Way Home, I hope you enjoy it,

A Lesson Well Learned

Every school boy’s dream, every neighbor’s nightmare “FLEABITE DID IT! FLEABITE DID IT!” Bubba came running out of the woods as fast as his little feet could carry him. He knew somebody was going to be in trouble and it … Continue reading

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The House on Piney Ridge Road

*********************************** Miss Landers, turning to Beaver: “Beaver, I hope you still want to be a writer” Beaver: “Yes Miss Landers, you get yelled at a lot for things you didn’t do, but I still wanna to be a writer.” Miss … Continue reading

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Providence

I was baptized in the Rappahannock River in the summer of 1961. My older siblings, I and quite a few of our friends from the ridge had turned our lives over to Christ at Providence Baptist Church in Remington, Virginia, … Continue reading

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Le Plume Est Sur La Table

When we were growing up our mother told us how, in high school she’d learned to speak French. One of us asked her to say something in French, “Le Plume Est Sur La Table, that means ‘The pen is on … Continue reading

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Norfolk State College: The Ping Pong Man

“We gon’ kick yo ass, Mister Ping Pong Man. You done done it now, yo ass is grass!”. – “Yeah, let’s get him”. Stagalee was about to leave the Grandy Park Recreation Center not sure exactly what he should do. … Continue reading

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English Leather

Loodie Mae Jenkins sat down and turned on the TV set. It was just about time for “Soul Train” to come on and, like every other Saturday morning before 11 a.m. she made sure to take care of all her … Continue reading

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