Lips Like Poison – a film noir pop story

Ladies and Gentlemen, these are the events that lead up to the disappearance and subsequent death of the infamous black widow, Ms. Janice Flowers.  Readers direction: you’ve been binge watching six straight hours of SNAPPED, you’re glued to your...

It’ll Get You Well

‘It’ll get you well’ is an expression used by heroin addicts and dealers to indicate that a ‘brand’ of dope will not get you high, but it will stave off dope sickness, thereby making you well. Charlotte,​ ​NC​ ​2014 How​ ​can​ ​I​ ​describe​ ​the​ ​particulars​ ​of...

Heroin to Heroine

Dope sick. For the better part of a decade, I battled opiate addiction. My struggle started like it did for many addicts: OxyContin (OC), in the early 2000’s, flooded the streets of Atlanta. I was 19, living without caution or consequence after leaving the structure...