Yes, my name is Cherry, and no, it’s not short for anything. No, my last name is not really Pickens, though I think if I ever decide to get married, I’ll find a man with that surname just for the delight of seeing the look on someone’s face, when I’m introduced. And yes – my middle name is Theresa. If I’m lucky, one day I’ll be known as Cherry T. Pickens, and then I’ll tell everyone that my middle name is really Tree.
I just broke off a long term relationship with a guy who didn’t deserve me. He was a prick. More on that later.
I like to write. I don’t have a lot of other hobbies. I don’t drink. Don’t smoke. Don’t take drugs. Instead, I explore the fantastic world of my mind and put it into digital form. In other words, I make shit up, and I turn it into stories.
Romance, no matter how dismal, is what I aim for. I’ve written hundreds of poems, and I’ve published many of them in journals and chapbooks throughout the country. Yet as much as I like writing poetry, it doesn’t pay the bills.
So … time to try my hand at something else.
Favorite Actress: Shin Min Ah, from My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
I also have much love for Gianna Jun, as The Girl in My Sassy Girl
If you’re not watching Korean cinema, you’re missing out on a lot.