The Legend of Tanisha Biggers: a novelette

The Legend of Tanisha Biggers: a novelette

by Joey Pinkney

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The Legend of Tanisha Biggers: a novelette (12,875+ words plus a 4,900+ word Author's Note)
Two hundred of years ago, Black Haven was a sprawling town. Nowadays, Black Haven is an overpopulated, economically-depressed neighborhood. Against this backdrop, Tanisha Biggers is a twenty-something-nine-to-fiver aiming to move out of this small area.

Since her parents passed away, Tanisha has been content with being a loner. Tanisha keeps her daily routine simple. She goes to work, comes home, saves her money and stays focused on moving out of Black Haven. Her only friend in Black Haven is the loud and boisterous Vida. Normally, they smoke while Vida catches Tanisha up on the neighborhood gossip.

If having her named embroiled in a nasty rumor wasn't enough, the gossip has caused her to become the target of the volitive women of the Lomax family. Between Tanisha's fighting spirit, Vida's ride-or-die loyalty and the Lomaxes aggressive behavior, an explosive confrontation is inevitable.

In Pinkney's creative interpretation, the neighborhood of Black Haven is more than a mere metaphor of urban decay. It is a representation of the reality of many impoverished urban and suburban areas strewn across America. The rich histories of the proud people of eras gone by are mostly forgotten by their descendents. In the aftermath of destruction, a few shining souls, like Tanisha, strive to rise from the rubble.

Tanisha's path through this story ultimately becomes an odyssey across land and through innerspace. In seeking the guidance of her deceased mother, Tanisha encounters a different world in her dreams made up of a hodge-podge of landmarks from Black Haven. At each stage of that journey, she gets closer to her mother.

As Pinkney creates a fictitious neighborhood in modern-day America, his narrative seamlessly weaves the lives of unlikely best friends and their worst enemies into an entertaining literary adventure. The Legend of Tanisha Biggers, a spinoff of the short story Swiggers, is a kinetic tale of one woman's unshakable confidence and an explosive portrayal of the strength we all share.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157528140
Publisher: SolaPress Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 463 KB

About the Author

Joey Pinkney strives to push his creative boundaries by crafting compelling short stories. Early in his literary life, he was given a set of Childcraft books and the Encyclopedia Britannica by his parents, which laid the foundation for a deep love of the written word. Although much of the information in the encyclopedia was over his head, he simply enjoyed the idea of reading the words. Naturally, as he got older the information began to make more and more sense.

In 2009, his short story “Like Father, Like Son” was included in The Soul of a Man: A Triumph of My Soul Anthology. The anthology went on to win “Best Short Story/Best Anthology” at the African American Literary Awards that same year. His short story “Maxine” won him his very first Kindle ebook reader in 2011 when he entered that story into the MyQOTD Kindle Short Story Competition.

Realizing he had a knack for writing quick reads, in 2015 Pinkney decided to write standalone short stories for publication. His fast fiction reflects a quirky sense of humor and attention to often overlooked details in everyday life. He strives to produce tales that readers consider to be offbeat yet familiar. His stories, in part, are fueled by chocolate.

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