Existing (Part 2 of 4

Existing (Part 2 of 4


“Alright so there’s good news and bad news.”, said Audwin the Black Belt. We had spent several days trying to come up with a money-making scheme for my blog. My plan was to make a cool mill’ over a weekend and then retire, traveling the world in my suit made of iPads. Audwin said that the only problem with my “plan” is that it had no basis in reality, and that if it was actually viable, everyone would be doing it.


“The good news is, you’re a decent writer.” “Thanks.”, I said.

“The bad news is, you don’t exist.”

“Wait... Is this your coded way of telling me that I now have invisible-ghostly powers? Suhweet!!!”

“No, it’s my way of telling you that according to the internet, Black fathers are virtually nonexistent. You told me about a blog that you thought was similar to yours, dooce.com, right?”

“Heather Armstrong. Yeah, she’s pretty fresh.”

“Ok, let’s take a look at her site.”, He tapped on his laptop.

“You know, this would be a lot better on iPad pants.”, I murmured. Audwin ignored me.

“See all those ads?”


“Well that’s because there’s a high demand for White, mommy, bloggers.”


“Let’s do a google search for Mommy bloggers... You see that? They’re all over the place. Now let’s do a search for Black, Daddy, bloggers... You see that?”

“There’s only one, Father Dad.”


“And he’s not me.”

“Like I said It’s going to be difficult for you to make money from a market that pretty much doesn’t exist.”

“So, you’re telling me that I should try to make money fighting crime using my invisible powers.”


“Of course not... That would be ridiculous. So you’re telling me that if I write about being a White Mommy, I’ll be phat paid?”

“No, that’s not what I...”


“Wait?... What’s done?”

“I’ll just write about being a White Mommy. That shouldn’t be too hard, I’ll talk about babies, dogs and yoga. Next problem!”

“You can’t...”


“I really don’t think that’s how it works...”



The Plan (Part 1 of 4)

The Plan (Part 1 of 4)