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Christopher CJX Joseph

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The characters are a lot of fun and I love they all center around Mama. The closeness of them because of her is on point. The community as a whole is fantastic. I love that you’re doing something different so the work stands out! Review of Eat@Zeke's by Chandra Claypool of 'Where the Reader Grows" Blog March 2019.

“Stories fill my mind just as sand fills a vase.”

Ironically, the CJX aka Christopher Joseph embodied on a writing quest once a mysterious typewriter appeared on his hometown’s porch in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Continuously engulfed in art, drawing and music, was a natural progression. Years spent being a disc jockey, broadcaster, promoter/marketer, filmmaker and many odd jobs provides plenty of fodder for many diverse stories to com
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Christopher CJX Joseph Take a break. Write about something else and go back to the original story latter. Often those breaks leads to discovery!
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Eat @Zeke’s: Part 12 1/2 Mama’s Potluck

      Two sides to every story


     One man’s gloom is another man’s glory


     Sun to a shadow, rose to a thorn


     There ain’t no fury like a woman scorned


     Prince – “Fury”


Mama was awake.


The skies over Detroit were ominously purple clouds that gurgled and rumbled threatening a downpour but never producing water. A single drop splashes off of Mama’s hospital window and dislodges

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Roadkill (Drama)
2 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Estranged brothers, reunited, forced to flee with a quarter of gas, chips, and a bag of weed, they embark on a life changing road trip. Flipping negativity into positivity.
Eat@Zekes (Drama)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 16, 2013 10:14AM
Description: An estranged group of siblings, must reunite after the untimely heart attack of their elderly mother, leaving the fate of their historic family restaurant up in the air, and reestablishing mysterious circumstances from their past.
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“Stories fill my mind just as sand fills a vase.”
Christopher CJX Joseph

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
John F. Kennedy

“Stories fill my mind just as sand fills a vase.”
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“To be sure, I had, and have, spent the better part of my post-college life growing up in the public eye, with my shameful warts, big and ugly, looming there for the world to see; and it has been a mighty battle trying to be a man, a Black man, a human being, a responsible and consistent human being, as I have interfaced with my past and with my personal demons, with friends and lovers, with enemies and haters. As Tupac Shakur once famously said to me, “There is no placed called careful.” On the one hand, Tupac was right: There is not much room for error in America if you are a Black male in a society ostensibly bent on profiling your every move, eager to capitalize on your falling into this or that trap, particularly keen to swoop down on your self-inflicted mishaps. But by the same token, Tupac was wrong: There can be a place called careful, once one becomes aware of the world one lives in, its potential, its limitations, and if one is willing to struggle to create a new model, some new and alternative space outside and away from the larger universe, where one can be free enough to comprehend that even if the world seems aligned against you, you do not have to give the world the rope to hang you with.”
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“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
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