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   Open the door.
   Step outside.
   Walk to the car.
   Open the door.

   Fuck.  Fuck.  Fuck.  Fuck.

   Turn on the car.
   Adjust the seat.
   Put it in gear.
"Aelinos", my first book of poetry and short stories, is now live on Amazon, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo!…………

I am so excited I could faint!
Thanks to all the support and love I got during December Form Challenge last year, I am pleased and proud to announce that, as of next week, my first book of poetry--"Aelinos"--will be available as an e-book on Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble!  Thank you all so, very much for your encouragement, I couldn't have done it without you! <3
Oh my goodness...a Daily Deviation?  For me?  Thank you so much!  I'm so flattered and honored!  :heart: :heart: :heart:
         Who does your eyebrows?
she asks me.

I tell her
the name of the small salon
in the Asia District
of Oklahoma City
nestled between two pho cafes
where I go, usually after
I get my groceries
at Super Cao Ngyuen.
There are white stores
where I could buy matcha
(it's trendy enough now)
but I prefer the authenticity
of the Vietnamese grocer's,
and they carry better tofu.
The old man who sells lottery tickets
still calls the area “Little Saigon”
and remembers a place
with only three restaurants
and having left a military career
in Vietnam
to make bricks in Oklahoma
until he could afford
to send his children
to American universities.
Some came back doctors.
Some came back lawyers.
Some became grocers.
Some opened nail salons
that wax eyebrows
for a reasonable price
and finish with a face massage.

She asks me,
         Don't you just hate when they talk Chinese in front of you?
On The Outskirts of Little Saigon
White privilege and subtle racism.  These are problems.
"Aelinos", my first book of poetry and short stories, is now live on Amazon, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo!…………

I am so excited I could faint!


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Jai M. McGrainer
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Advance praise for the works of Jai M. McGrainer:

"You're like, really really good!" ~someone on the internet

"You have a very unique voice." ~almost all of my creative writing professors

"Why do you have to write about these kinds of things?" ~my mother

"[The writing of Jai M. McGrainer is i]mpressive. Most impressive." ~Darth Vader


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extraterrestrialarts Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hello, got your message in my inbox via gmail it was unrepyable, So I searched for your user name. This is my new DA. I also have other places on the web to submit art that deviant art does not like to host. I hope you did not mind me adding you to my dev-watch ... those were dark years, glad they are over so I can get on with my life, though its like starting from scratch again with getting exposure for my art. Now I mostly focus on oil paintings, still do 3D digital pieces, and also I do more digital painting with Manga Studio, as well as music, which I create and share on Newground/fur affinity and sound cloud. The 3D digital pieces I do are now reference which I create for oil paintings. The oils often turn out better. 
AnimeMusicArtGirl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I didn't reply earlier, but you're welcome for that fave! ^^
(I'm such a dork. X3)
eriqua Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for ze watch! :D (Big Grin) 
MadPrinceFeanor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional Writer
You're very welcome!
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VentusVolatilis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
favorite llama 
Haegun Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Thank you for the llama (number 50).
MadPrinceFeanor Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Writer
You are very welcome!
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks for the fav and Happy Holiday!
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