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Simone Adams is a passionate storyteller with a heart for sharing the human experience from an intimate perspective. Her work often focuses on culture, place, identity, and social justice.

Enjoy this sampling of work. 

Blue Eyes Ain't Enough
flash fiction

Do you remember Pecola, Freida, and Claudia from Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye? This is the imagined continuation of that story, a chance meeting between the trio we first met as girls after they've all grown up. 

[Currently seeking publication]

Growing Up Black in Marietta
memoir

This is a memoir about racism. The story allows for an adult reflection on the racism experienced from a child's perspective and how those experiences shape an individual. 

[Not for publication at this time]

Mirror, Mirror

fiction

This first-person point-of-view is a dramatic short story that exposes the self-doubt of a successful woman who loves her husband but hates her marriage.

[Currently seeking publication]

Anita Diamant's The Red Tent Fills a Literary Void: Menstruation in Literature
academic research paper

This critical literary review looks at the absence of menstruation in literature and the significance of this novel among women and post-pubescent girls.

[Hosted on Academia.edu; available for publication]

The Forgotten

multimedia

This is a long-form narrative non-fiction that documents the life of a man experiencing homelessness. The story is not about homelessness, it is an intimate portrait of a man named Luther. 

[Available for publication]

Life Overtakes Me
film review

This is a film review for a documentary that aired on Netflix about refugee children in Sweden who suffer from a physiological coma-like condition known as Resignation Syndrome.

[Hosted on Flickside.com]

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