I had a conversation once, in a small dank, plastic, mahogany kitchen wanting to flee.
I had a conversation once, with a beautiful mother of three.
I had a conversation once, where this mother of the teenage boy that hit me, explained that her son didn’t fall far from the tree.
I had a conversation once, that taught me about the wisdom an awkward teenage girl can possess and the self decline of beautiful mother of three.
I had a conversation once, explaining that it is not okay for him to show his love through his fist, that passion is tender not agony.
I had a conversation once, I held the hand of the mother three, I hugged her and said I hope she finds her bravery
I left a conversation once, looking back to that dank, mahogany, plastic kitchen at the mother of three watching her two daughters play innocently
I made a difference once, I spoke later to that mother of three she kicked out that teenage boy who hit me along with a man whose passion turned angry
Welp I don’t claim to speak for every ndn out there so I can’t pinpoint exactly what wouldn’t offend everyone. But I would say as long as you are as accurate as possible to the tribe that the character is, do as much research as possible, maybe even connect with someone who’s a member of that tribe. Pick an actual tribe don’t just make one up. We already have enough to combat when it comes to myths and stereotypes. Followers? Any other suggestions? -mod A
Thank you all, I am going to write him and I want this character to be as identifiable as possible. He is a mentor to my protagonist, because he is older, out ranks him as a Marine and because my main character comes from a broken home. Not because of a mystical/spiritual guide stereotype. This character is part of the Sioux Nation in MN, but I was told it was unwise to specify a tribe. He will have faults, but as a man in a complex story not only of his own but that of his friend. Of course his heritage will play a huge part, but it would if he was part of any culture. He is a solid part of his community and family which at points will involve more characters in his community, but this particular story has a main character already and I need to focus on him. I welcome more guidance so please message me :)
Let’s start out by explaining what I mean by rough love…
This is a love that is destined to fail, but life works its magic and my readers will enjoy several seductive moments as well as a true friendship all do to consent respect.
Here is another snippet of their love making…I promised a scene with a strand of pearls and here is the start:
"Dezmond took the long strand of pearls from her neck while positioning Helena on the makeshift bed he made with the loose clothes scattered on the parks ground. He wrapped the pearls around her wrists loosely, then put her arms around his neck. He put just enough pressure on her so she felt him all 225 pounds, 6’6 of his body on her small frame. She was delicate but her curves felt good, he wrapped both of her legs around his waist and went deep, she bowed her back in ecstasy, moaning his name and trembling."