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Nana

My grandmother, Lena Faye Bridges Cockrell, or Nana as I called her, was the most influential adult in my formative years. She and I were close, possessing an altogether uncanny understanding of one another. She taught me to make biscuits from scratch when I was six, how to use a typewriter when I was nine, and gave me safe haven when I came out as gay at sixteen. She made time to attend my theater performances, bought me school clothes every year and always professed her belief in me. To others, her opinions were intractable, her pursuit of perfection was inflexible, and her judgments were implacable. To me, her love was unmistakable.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, my grandmother passed away at age 87. It was also her birthday. Last year I shared two short Nana-inspired writings to honor her memory. On the recent anniversary of her birth and crossing over, I’d like to share another:

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Coffee, Biscuits & A Yellow Pickup Truck

Nana

My grandmother, Lena Faye Bridges Cockrell, or Nana as I called her, was the most important and influential adult in my formative years. She and I became quite close, possessing an altogether uncanny understanding of one another. She taught me to make biscuits from scratch when I was six, how to use a typewriter when I was nine, and gave me safe haven when I came out as gay at sixteen. She made time to attend my theater performances, bought me school clothes every year and consistently professed her belief in me. To others, her opinions were intractable, her pursuit of perfection was inflexible, and her judgments were implacable. To me, her love was unmistakable.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, my grandmother passed away at age 87. It was also her birthday. Below I have shared two Nana-inspired writings to honor her memory.

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STORM Presents: Princess Witch Boy #2

Princess Witch Boy is a fantasy memoir by STORM, weaving together true tales of one boy’s story with the adventures of three different women from his imagination.  The first issue debuted in November of 2009 at the Alternative Press Expo  in San Francisco.  The second issue debuted at Swankety Swank’s Team Valor event and features the shape-shifting super-spy Replica!  Enjoy! Click on images to make them larger in Flickr.  Feel free to leave your thoughts and reflections in the comments section!Princess Witch Boy #2 (Cover) by STORM

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STORM Presents: Princess Witch Boy #1

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Princess Witch Boy is a fantasy memoir, weaving together true tales of one boy’s story with the adventures of three different women from his imagination.  This first issue debuted in November of 2009 at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco.  As of this writing, both printings of Princess Witch Boy #1 are out of print.  To celebrate, I have decided to share it with you!  Issue #2, featuring the shape-shifting super-spy Replica is still available and can be purchased here.

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The Gay League Reviews Princess Witch Boy!

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The nice folks at the Gay League just posted a heartfelt review of Princess Witch Boy #1 and 2!  Check it out!  Here’s a snippet:

“I thought, perhaps from the juxtaposition of princess, witch, and boy that this was probably a cute and breezy, fairy tale like adventure. Well, breezy hardly, though it is a tale touching on the faerie world and as Storm refers to his work, a fantasy memoir.”

Princess Witch Boy #2 Debuts at Alternative Press Expo 2010!

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Princess Witch Boy is a fantasy memoir, weaving together true tales of one boy’s story with the adventures of three different women from his imagination.  The second issue focuses on Replica, a shape-changing super-spy from a distant planet.  As Replica searches for clues pertaining to her identity, the young boy learns startling revelations about his family.  By pretending to be Replica, he finds the means to survive in less than ideal situations.  This story examines the places in which fantasy and reality intersect, creating new ways to think and to believe.  

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First Look: Princess Witch Boy, a fantasy memoir

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Three Spirits.

Two Faeries.

One Boy.

STORM

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Princess Witch Boy

a fantasy memoir

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