An interview with Annette Rochelle Aben on
INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ANNETTE ROCHELLE ABEN!
Annette Rochelle Aben
Please help me welcome author Annette Rochelle Aben to Jemsbooks.blog Segment, Interview an Author!
Hi Annette, it’s lovely to see you. Thank you for coming. Please step up on the stage. The lights are on you!
Tell us something about yourself:
Believe it or not, this is one of the most difficult questions for me to address. What someone else might find interesting about me might be the very thing I do NOT mention. So, here goes.
I’m a grown-ass woman who has come to the realization that I know less about life than the day I was born. At least, I have the ability to know that this is not a bad thing. Much of this awareness comes from having my two adult siblings as roommates. Life with them teaches me that the difference between simple and complex is…
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she wasn’t like them, so they didn’t like her
to her face they smiled and said ‘nice things’
which she knew were lies
behind her back they laughed
and made dirty-lezzie jokes
because it made them uncomfortable
to think about what they thought she did
it made them feel a bit disgusted
like when you stand too close
she looked like them in superficial ways
wore at times, nicer dresses and had longer hair
the fact that she liked girls wasn’t in their
when it was summer time they had
BBQ’s and invited all the neighborhood kids
wondering if she would be safe around minors or
would do something inappropriate
when they started a mommy running club
she wasn’t invited because she was neither
a mommy or someone they wanted to
bare their secrets with
what would she understand of husbands?
maybe their husbands liked her
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