I Cried With the Cashier in Walmart Today

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I’ve mentioned before how enamored I’ve grown with the house dresses my mama used to call dusters. She loved those things like damn and whoa and after she died we found dozens of them in her room. She loved nothing better than to receive them as gifts for any and all occasions. Now I know why she liked them so much; they’re cool, lightweight and most importantly, THEY HAVE POCKETS! Big, roomy pockets. Let me tell you, when you’re doing your last once over, picking up kid’s stuff before bed, big pockets are a lifesaver.

Anyway, I picked up a couple today, and mentioned to the cashier how much my mama loved them. She got teary eyed and said every time someone buys one she thinks about her mama too. We talked for several minutes until both of us got too choked up to continue. It’s been a while since this happened. The Christmas after she died I collapsed on the floor sobbing in Kmart, blubbering over their Christmas display. My mama loved Christmas; decorating with so many lights our house could be mistaken for an alternate airport runway.

It’s been fourteen years y’all and it seems like just yesterday I could pick up the phone and call her anytime I wanted. It still hurts. I feel like a motherless child, because I am one.

 

Pussycat Death Squad Muster Roll

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Another brilliant suggestion from one of my super-fans, she thought I should provide you guys with a list of the members of the Pussycat Death Squad. These are the ones that I already have a story plotted out for. In my head-canon there are sixteen members, but that number changes as more are recruited and others retire, and yes, some are killed. There might be others at some point as well.

Pussycat Death Squad Muster Roll

Lelia Assad McBride – leader hand-to-hand combat Pussycat Death Squad
Vries St. John – supermodel and stealth assassin The Lion in Russia
Astaria Ibrahim – sniper Pussycat In Peril
Karyis Kendall  – jewel thief Diamonds on the River 
Grace Murdoch – helicopter pilot Fall From Grace
Sarai Said – chemist, poisons and explosives Fall From Grace 
Giselle Henry – computer hacker
Cesaré Shahidi – supermodel and combat specialist

 

Free Read: Pussycat Death Squad

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First book in the thrilling Pussycat Death Squad series is now free at all vendors. This is your chance to try something different—kick-ass heroines who really kick (and kill) ass. Alpha females with men who are up to the challenge.

Orphaned at a young age Lelia Assad has spent her life in military service as the leader of the Pussycat Death Squad, personal bodyguards to a ruthless dictator. A devout Muslim, she’s never been tempted to break her vow of chastity until she encounters the ultimate alpha Marine.

Unfortunately, real life intervenes and Lelia is duty bound to return to her country when a coup attempt threatens the life of the man she has vowed to serve. While there she is betrayed and imprisoned with a death sentence on her head. Patrick will have to use all his cunning and lethal skills to save his love from the clutches of a diabolical dictator.

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Poor Ms. Shahi (Not!)

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After being instrumental in shoving Taraji P. Henson off Person of Interest, Sarah Shahi is now shedding copious WWT over losing her own Nancy Drew franchise, whining that there is a need for strong women role models. Interesting that Ms. Shahi feels that way now, when she was all gung-ho in having a strong female role fridged on Person of Interest. When you lie down with dogs, you tend to get up with fleas Ms. Shahi. You were more than happy to play “Catwoman” in Noland’s fantasy of turning Person of Interest into Batman by fridging Taraji P. Henson, now when they give you the finger too, you want to play the “strong woman” card. To hell with you. If you believed in strong woman roles you would’ve stood up for TPH, but of course, that’s too much to ask for a fellow “WOC.”

Oh the schadenfreude is strong with this one.

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