The Power of Words, micro fiction by Jenise Cook at

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

written by: Jenise Cook



My father was lynched. Mama took her own life. Foster care rotated me from family to family. Then, the assaults. My body wasn’t my own.

Aged out, I slept in the library. My mind devoured the stacks of books, and the world opened before me, breathing new life into me.

Latest posts by Jenise Cook (see all)