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Since Home Depot is trending...

Because social media is a wild place and people act weird whenever they see an attractive person, #HomeDepot is trending on a random Monday in June. So since people are going up over the orange apron gang...


In 2018 I released my first book, Unacceptable Behavior, a thirteen story collection of shorts. One of the stories shared, entitled "The Dating Game," is a meet-cute that takes place in the D.C. area. I won't bore you with the backstory on this short, but just know if I were a bad guy--it would absolutely be a major piece to my villain origin story.

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The meeting between my two main characters, Kayla and Hendryx just so happens to occur in, you guessed it, Home Depot.

Picking up his phone, he scrolled through his contacts and pushed a button on the name that he clearly had something important to say to, something far too important to be conveyed over text.

“What up, slim?” the voice on the other end answered.

“I just saw my wife, bruh.”

“Dryx, what the hell are you talking about?”

“I just saw my wife in Home Depot.”

“You just saw your wife. In Home Depot. On a Friday evening. Did she have on six-inch stilettos with a skintight dress and have long flowing blonde hair blowing behind her? Did she have her own wind machine?”

“What? No. She had on some blue Morgan State leggings and a red t-shirt, with her hair tied up in a bun. And she bought some bolts.”

“So, let me get this straight. Your wife is Wonder Woman, and she’s a mechanic? Dryx, you need help. And I’m about to get back to this beef lo mein I was eating. Anything else?”

“That shit is going to kill you, T,” he said, shaking his head.

“Man, tell Wonder Woman I said wassup. Gone.” The man on the other end of the line hung up the phone, leaving Hendryx staring off into the distance. One thing his friend said did make him think, though. How and when in the hell was he going to see this woman again?


If this short story sounds like your jam, check out the link below. Be forewarned, this story is cute. **WARNING** the spice levels are in the back of the cupboard. But it's FREE, so, there's that.

Also, the title is a misnomer. Enjoy!

The Dating Game: An Unacceptable Behavior Tale

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