Seek and Find:excerpt

27 Feb

Young Adult Fiction

By Emalie Walker


She daydreamed looking out the window at his store, wondering about her future and what she would actually do to make money.  The last time she went to the mall low on cash, she ran into a few girls that had graduated out of her middle school the year before in ’94.  They always seemed to have the new something: Dooney and Burke purses, Eastland shoes, Polo shirts.  The brands were their symbol.  Labels were their clique.

“Hey Harmonie!  We know you ain’t buying nothing up in this mall!  Why don’t you hang with us, we’ll hook you up?”

Harmonie didn’t really want anything, or the company, though didn’t spend too much time arguing specifics.   The less she resisted the less there was to share.  They walked into OMG, a store to get club clothes and tight denim, not that she would be able to wear either until the age of thirty or marriage according to her dad!  She followed them to the table with tube tops.  Her mistake-they were tube skirts.

Then she saw how they got the labels they flaunted.  Sure they had more pocket-money, but for this excursion they decided to slip some over-priced camisoles and mini-skirts into their waistbands.

Harmonie didn’t participate and didn’t say anything until they were back walking toward the music store.  “You didn’t get anything Harmonie?”

“No, it’s not right to steal.  Plus I work in a store smaller than that one, we couldn’t afford to stay open if folks did that to us and I know I would never get paid.”

Their assumed leader Byanca Persil spoke up.  “It’s the 20th Century-forget about them!  Besides, stores can afford it-how do you think all those conglomerate CEO’s accumulate all those yachts and island trips?  Their luxuries are bought with the theft insurance.”

Carine added, “Yeah, Harm it’s all good!  We aren’t going to let them get away with taking our hard-earned cash to pay for their hunting trips-“

“-where they kill endangered animals or humans!”  As vain as Vonette was she was equally as obsessed with conspiracies.  “So, are you going to accept the challenge of the revolution or not?”

“It might call for action more drastic than this.  Don’t be a chicken.”  Byanca smirked at Harmonie as if daring her to be a ‘fraidy cat’.

However, Harmonie wasn’t chicken or taking any chances with being on the punitive side of the revolution.  She also wondered how these girls were earning that hard-earned cash they claimed to be holding? She left them at the food court, excusing herself for a babysitting job she didn’t have, if only to demonstrate a business mind to her unenlightened peers.  Minus any fear of the unknown at breaking the law, she had first-hand knowledge of life after you cut off certain opportunities.



When I Think About The Cross

26 Nov

When trying not to worry…Favorite tracks: *1 / 3/ 8/ 7 / 11/13 /14.

#3*…A song much needed right now although I wish it didn’t hold relevance again so soon for the same reasons.

RIP Family, Friends, and Prayers for the world+

Thanks Dad

*My SUPER Favorites on repeat ❤

Now available on Amazon Kindle!

22 Oct

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Author Emalie Walker

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Products A Go-Go!

7 Oct

soap and gloryWell I decided a splurge was in order for all my dry spots as the chill hits and misses.  I’ma be ready for the winter ash so I hit the Ulta for expensive product restock. Unintentionally expensively chosen on my part. Two of my fave products I caught at super cheap prices when they were on the POS rack and at Target.  After they hooked us in the low end they switched to the high end.

I needed lotion and had to return to my Soap and Glory butters! Originally under $10 now $15 for the smaller jar; I got the lotion for five less same effect.  If you want to smell like a nutty, brown sugar grapefruit, this is the joint. Smells delish and probably a good meat glaze to, therefore a good body glaze.  You will have fans trust.   I wanted the shower scrub but I have to save money to go out of town this weekend. burts bees

As a person allergic to most everything I don’t stray far from Vaseline for my lips, but I read labels as one will usually spot me hunched in an aisle doing, and took a chance on Burt’s Bees  Red Dahlia Tinted Lip Balm.  Unbelievable with all the oils and extracts listed there’s not a one I’m allergic to.  The first one I picked up did though, lol!  Thank you for the option and the color<3

For our nightly foot rubs I went to look for Baume Du Randonneur Hiker’s Foot Healer.  Originally one cent, and long lasting for the .7oz or so.  Now  $19 for 26 oz., but expect it to last.  You only use less than a dime size squeeze and the cream spreads and absorbs.  We had been using an spearmint and jojoba oil mix, added to hemp lotion. This is easier and less messy:)  I don’t know how bad hikers feet are but this stuff is an instant healer!  9 Plants to Nourish Soften & smooth is the tag line and it delivers and the lemon mint aroma smells amazing! hikers heel

So those are my fall splurges so far and all of them are supposedly good for the earth, people, animals, and the soul!  At least the packaging says so 😉

/_\ love

Taking My Taste Buds Back!

25 Sep

chipsSo volunteer G’ma Simmons gave some of us pocket change so I went on our drink run.  And if you a give a mouse a drink, of course they’ll want chips to go with it.  I wanted chips.  I really wanted old school wavy sour cream and onion Lays. I saw these instead and was a bit skeptical at first, I don’t eat truffles, proper. (I bought a backup Doritos) However…they were Awesome!  The New flavor vote Truffle Fries was just the substitute!  Not only are they the delicious sub, they remind me of Macedonia Baptist Church Vacation Bible School snack (Nikki do you remember!?!)-Wavy Sour Cream and Onion chips with red Kool-Aid of course!!! I don’t know why those seemed like the best chips in the world at the time: crunchy, perfect amount of creamy tangy dustiness…Nommyum

I will be voting.  For the idea submission, thank you Angie Fu, wherever you are.  For the fruition, thank you Lays<3

Vacation Dreamin

21 Sep

booksWell the official un-plug is over but off-clock still busy on the “hut” for sales aaaand due to being caught up with work, I still get to enjoy some books and some old shows like…

Are You Being Served?.  Miss my Brit-Com weekends in Texas~

Malcom X: A Graphic Biography By Andrew Helfer

Saints (from Boxers & Saints) By Gene Yuen Yang

same difference and other stories by derek kirk kim

Oh yeah, and the Farmers Almanac 2016! All in all some good theories and useful information 😀  Okay, back to it.

“Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Opus 64”

18 Sep

When people say “where have you BEEN?” things like this (and more unsaid) get in the way; there should be no hard feelings when reuniting…#letpettydie Good thoughts sis ESPECIALLY getting alone with waiting books<3

Life's Important Question: F.O.B.

I can’t believe that is has basically been half a year since I posted anything. Since then I’ve survived my first administration of TAKS as a teacher, taken and passed the dreaded PPR, completed my internship ( now I have to pay my fee for my certification and wait on my piece of paper to arrive stating that ‘I r a tichur,’ finished buying furniture for my apartment and signed a contract for next year.

Life has been a blur but I can’t say anything other than I’ve been vey blessed even when things weren’t the greatest. Like the 5 year turnover of friends, cultural frustrations, learning ugly truths about myself, have the delight of starting over yet again, being reminded o my failings, etc. But yes the clichéd terms, I’m better for it.

I’ve been productive enough to have completed most of my summer to-do list which means I…

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Birthday Po Boy Oh Boy

27 Aug


Yesterday was bAbY’s Birthday and I let him(ha) have a break from the kitchen and pulled out my fry skills for Spicy Ranch Shrimp Po Boys (for the adults-mini bAbY had regular ranch), scratch remoulade, and a salad.  He approved of his birthday meal with a clean plate, a compliment, kiss AND a dap… Pleased.  THEN next morning I have leftover shrimp and my girl Angie is making fried potatoes…yes I see the fried pattern but you are allowed to splurge and it was someone’s birthday at some point :)YUMMO.

shrimp salad shrimp breakfast

We be moving on and on

21 Aug

updown aroundSo long little fire safety students and on to the farm…what grows up, down, and all around!? This is my favorite book to start the fall semester off with:)


fire hathatsbarn

Slowly I turn…

17 Aug

spaghetti scramble

As I resolve to take on more responsibilities in the domicile and for the sake of the family unit, I have had to make sputtering returns to the kitchen.  With appreciation shown and told, as well as off hand kudos I gain confidence again…at what I’m good at.  Let me stop the poetics and be real! I still burned the bottom of the skillet spaghetti (but not too bad the top was unsalvageable or inedible).

So now helping me is my new love…Barilla No Boil PastaPronto pasta I call it skillet pasta cos you dump, cover with water let it cook of then add tops and sauces!  No pot or pre boil.  The second time I was distracted as usual by who knows what and forgot the liquid was going away lol.  I add diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, garlic, scramble ground beef (ma’s original) or scrambled pork sausage (our ghetto rigged delish remix), spinach and butter!

Here’s a list of house faves I have pleased the king and prince with: Mimi’s Famous Meatballs (his name not mine :P), pancakes from scratch or a box,  Tex-Mex tacos and nachos, lasagna,pork chops (he flipped when I coated in white cornmeal and honey mustard-he ain’t used to that flashy meat lhh), and Brown sugar cherry glazed salmon and semi-salad Nicoise (no anchovies)!  Yeah I saved that fancy meal for last and his first.  That’s what got him and he said he ain’t seen it like that since!!  Hey I just let him handle his kitchen until he needs me-I’m second string cook for rainy days but I’ll bust ya guts with the yumminess!!!

P.S.!!!!!slowly turn into this hotel-YAY!!!lady-gaga-ahs-hotelSo who dat coming to American Horror Story Hotel!?! Mother Monster ❤