Or do his past deeds change everything?
“To win back the woman he loves, Gloon will have to turn his back on everything that made him successful and become the kind of man he never believed existed.”
It’s old news now, but I thought a great opportunity was missed by the media during the media frenzy when Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna.
While they took time to interview Rihanna, few people I know actually heard her offer up some of the reasons she would choose someone like Chris Brown.
Worse yet, there seemed to be no real effort to actually tune into where Chris’ rage came from and how he might better express it in the future.
What I felt was a lack of dialogue meant to educate and potentially rehabilitate destructive choices made by those born of broken homes is what inspired the love story between Gloon and Twila “Stripes” Wiggins.
We all have the power to rise above the circumstances of our childhoods and early adolescence, but it’s a power we have to take and use in spite of how hard that road can be.
BONUS BEHIND THE PROCESS
In the Gloon flash fictions various music artists from The Gospel of Wolves storyworld are introduced. One of the ones you’ll hear more about in the coming TGoW books is Benjamin Banneker.
Here’s a quick background on how he came to be:
Because I don’t care to only show Black people in a negative light, the conscientious rapper Benjamin Banneker takes his name from the 18th century free African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist and farmer.
The album titles referenced in the Smoke Signal Insider Flash Fictions are taken from texts written by the real life Banneker.
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