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Allen W. Evans
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  • Houston, TX
  • United States
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Foul Shot by A.W.Evans (prolouge)

Legacy Price is a handsome black woman, not beautiful in the classic sense of African-American beauty, but pretty nonetheless. But this night her features are contorted and tears stain her high…Continue

Started Dec 5, 2011

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Foul Shot by A.W.Evans (prolouge)

Legacy Price is a handsome black woman, not beautiful in the classic sense of African-American beauty, but pretty nonetheless. But this night her features are contorted and tears stain her high cheekbones as she rushes to her apartment window and looks out into the rainy night. She screams into the phone pressed tightly to her ear and looks around her small home in confusion. Her other hand holds the buldge in her belly. Legacy is nine months pregnant. Lightning flashes outside her window and…See More
Dec 5, 2011
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"I'm in the process of doing a final edit of "Darkness, Scream my Name", a murder/mystery set within the African-American church."
Aug 30, 2011
Allen W. Evans left a comment for LOVE NELLY
"Hi Nelly: I don't think you get the picture here. I'm a writer who is interested in clicking with like minded people. I write of murder and mystery because it interests me and because there are so very few of us African-Americans doing it.…"
Jun 25, 2011
Allen W. Evans commented on Gwen Richardson's event National Black Book Festival
"I attended last year and stood on the outside looking in. This is the year I publish my novel and the information I recieve at this years festival will be invaluable"
Jun 6, 2011
Allen W. Evans is attending Gwen Richardson's event
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National Black Book Festival at Houston, TX - Crowne Plaza Hotel

June 10, 2011 at 7pm to June 12, 2011 at 6pm
The largest indoor gathering of African American authors in the world and a weekend of literary exchange among authors, book clubs and readers.
Jun 6, 2011
Allen W. Evans replied to Triniti J.'s discussion Chasing Shadows: First Novel, Please read and provide feedback (Thanks for your time!) in the group The Critique Castle
"Hi Triniti J.: It's summer of 2011 in H-town and I've finally read your first chapter. I'm a Houston writer too and so I am quite familar with the changing weather, and the heat. Having said that, I must confess your opening almost…"
Jun 6, 2011
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Jun 4, 2011
Allen W. Evans commented on Brent Mason's group The Critique Castle
"I've done several critiques and I need to know how to post a first chapter."
Mar 23, 2011
Allen W. Evans left a comment for Allen W. Evans
"There are words floating around and around inside my head and they form certain sentences that hold the promise of danger and excitement. Letters that spell death and rebirth, and lies, and freshly turned graves. They smell of dead roses…"
Mar 7, 2011
Allen W. Evans replied to J.R. Carter's discussion "There Is a Nigga Inside All of Us" (Little short story I cooked up in two hours) in the group The Critique Castle
"Hi T.: This is the bomb. Great storyline and great dialouge. The realism bleeds through on every corner. This is something that could be expanded into a novel. Check into using a little more description between dialouge. "I'm Tyrone…"
Mar 7, 2011
Allen W. Evans replied to T. Gabrielle's discussion Jade Chronicles in the group The Critique Castle
"Hi T. Gabrielle: The flow of your story seems stunted. There are too many sentences that run on for way too long. Your dialouge is right on point though, and seems to compensate for the lack of flow. I want the story to be told by the characters,…"
Mar 7, 2011
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A place to enter, if you dare, and leave all your writing behind. We don't want the whole book. Just a chapter, synopsis or a writing example. Let's help each other become better writers.
Mar 7, 2011
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Jan 20, 2011

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Hometown:
Houston
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
Tha Bayou City
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer, Artist, Performer
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Yes
What You Need to Know About Me:
I'm a writer who's been there and done that, and brought back the t-shirt and cap. I write about where I've been and what I've seen. And I always ask, "What If?"

My Sister's Keeper

The murders were nothing new. Over the years they had become so common they barely registered a 15-second spot on the late news and maybe a hastily thrown together three sentence obituary buried deep in the middle of the cities crime sheet of the local paper. They went almost unnoticed on the streets of Trinity Gardens, a neighborhood familiar with ambivalance and death and names whispered and discarded carefully in juke joints and trap houses. Places where BB king and Muddy Waters blended easily with reefer smoke and sweat to seep through diaphanous walls into dew slick streets and urine stained alleys. Death was a casual acquatance, murder was slightly more intimate.

 

I'd heard about the disappearances, the murders. Grim gossip of death. I turned my head. It wasn't my problem, not my fight. I was battling demons of my own at the time and ghosts from my past slipped into my nightmares and swam into my soul like pungent smoke from a burned out mortuary. By the time I got involved Trinity Gardens had become a killing field.  

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At 3:21pm on March 7, 2011, Allen W. Evans said…
There are words floating around and around inside my head and they form certain sentences that hold the promise of danger and excitement. Letters that spell death and rebirth, and lies, and freshly turned graves. They smell of dead roses pressed tightly between the pages of old family bibles, and of red clay dirt on the bank of a sluggish river. They warn of mystery and terror, and the sight of black blood in the light of a full moon. I write of hangings and stabbings, and things that stay to the shadows. I write because I must. There is a darkness in us all, and it is that darkness into which I throw my dagger. I hope you like my work.  
 
 
 

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