from upcoming novel, The Second Line


Welcome to my website. This is place where I write what I want to say. Currently, I am editing my first novel, The Second Line. From time to time I will share excerpts for feedback and some great communal editing.

The Swamp Oak and Poison Ivy women burrowed down deep in the marsh, under the leaf litter to make harm. The Believers sifted through the detritus, removed the sediment, and produced clear water to make good. When turbulent tides pounded the shores of their lives, we sluiced away each other’s hurts.  Using the white crests of the surging rapids, we cleansed away the debris of disappointment. With the cool, sweet waters, we healed one another and vowed to remember, to remember.

The Second Line
Koko Zauditu-Selassie