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August 2, 2022: The Mustard Jar is 16!
Posted by Ronyx

I want to thank the thousands of readers who have enjoyed my stories at The Mustard Jar.

I have made some wonderful friends along the way. You have been my joy and inspiration.

I can't believe it has been sixteen years! ❤️

July 26, 2022: TMJ Facebook Page
Posted by Ronyx

New! Like and Share The Mustard Jar Facebook Page

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Find all my stories listed here. You can like and leave comments.

July 23, 2022: TMJ on Facebook
Posted by Ronyx

Visit TMJ new Facebook page. Like it an leave a comment on your favorite story.

https://www.facebook.com/TheMustardJarRonyx/

April 4, 2022: About Finding Good Trouble
Posted by Ronyx

A few words about the story, Finding Good Trouble. I know that this story will have elements that will disturb some readers. However, it is a story that I have wanted to write for years. Let me explain. I am in an interracial marriage. My husband is black. I have lived and worked in a community that is extremely segregated. I have witnessed first-hand the racial tensions that exist in America. Like Parker in this story, I grew up in an all-white community. However, my parents always taught me that everyone is equal, no matter the color of their skin. I have always believed this to be true. I feel that I have a life experience that many white writers do not have. I have personally met the Reverend Jesse Jackson, the Reverend Al Sharpton and the G.O.A.T., the late Muhammad Ali. I have listened to their speeches, and I was moved. I have friends and acquaintances who daily face systemic racism. Being married to a black man, I have personally experienced it. I understand the meaning of Black Lives Matter. It is not just a saying on a banner. It is a heart-felt belief. In this story, Finding Good Trouble, I want to weave a romance story with the background of a world that is sometimes cruel and often dangerous. Racism and racial injustice are a reality for many in our country. As Parker's eyes become open to this, I hope that readers, too, become more aware. In the end, like in life, there won't be a magic cure. Instead, it is up to each and every one of us to make this country a better place by becoming more understanding, supportive and tolerant. 

March 1, 2022: New Story! Chapter One is online!
Posted by Ronyx

Parker Frazier attends Somerset High School, a suburban white school. Over the weekend, a fight breaks out during a basketball game against an inner-city black school. Tempers flared, and racial epithets were shouted. On Monday, protestors appeared outside the school. One young man caught Parker's attention. While driving home after school, he witnessed a police officer brutally arrest the young black man he saw that morning. Parker videotaped it with his phone and posted it on Facebook. He was not prepared for what happens next. This story deals with the sensitive issues of racism and racial injustice. Do not read if you are easily offended. (Any names or places mentioned in the story are fictional and are entirely coincidental.)

October 15, 2021: Song: Six Queer Kids
Posted by Ronyx

I want to share with you a video a reader shared with me in response to my latest story, Stuff People Do. It is titled 'Six Queer Kids.' Mike sings of homeless LGBTQ kids who have been kicked out of their homes because of their sexuality. Listen to the song, read Mike's inspirational introductory words and the lyrics to the song.  Here is the link: Mike Rickard   Thank you, Mike, for sharing this with my readers. 

September 1, 2021: Donate to the Fort Family of Sites
Posted by Ronyx

Greetings to my TMJ Friends. In March, I joined the Fort Family of Sites as a hosted author. Their expert team created the new website you are now visiting. I can never thank them enough for all the hard work they do in keeping my site online. My stories are free for your entertainment. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't costs to maintain the site. The past year has been hard on on of us. The Fort Family is asking for help to keep my site and others online and free from ads. If you can spare a little- or a lot- please join me in donating to this worthy cause.  You can donate here:  DONATION PAGE   Thanks, Ronyx

May 20, 2021: Ronyx is featured in Imagine Magazine!
Posted by Ronyx

Hey Gang!

I am super excited about this! Comicality has featured my story, Dancing on a Star, in the May issue of his Imagine Magazine. He also did a cool interview with me. Visit and read more about me than you will ever want to know. LOL.

Click here: May issue of Imagine Magazine

April 14, 2021: New Story! Coming Soon!
Posted by Ronyx

Hey Everyone!  I know it has been a long time, but I have started a new story which I hope to begin posting soon. 

                                                                                                             

        Stuff People Do  by Ronyx

Matt Stevens is a normal sixteen-year-old. He goes to school and makes good grades. Even though he is being raised in an extremely religious home, he manages to do well. Then, unexpectedly, his life takes an abrupt turn late one night when his best friend, Ricky, kisses him while wrestling on the bed. Matt starts to question his own sexuality, and he begins to realize he is gay. His life starts to spiral out of control, leading to many unexpected twists and turns.

 

In the meantime, click on my featured stories link and read some of my other stories. And don't forget to write!  ronyx@themustardjar.com 

March 22, 2021: The NEW Mustard Jar!
Posted by Ronyx

Hello, to all my friends at The Mustard Jar. How do you like the new look? I’ve changed to a new hosting server, and I am so proud of the new site.  It will be more user-friendly, and it will also be more compatible with all reading devices. I want to send out a special thank you to The Story Lover's Website, and members of the Fort Family: TSL, AC Fan, Akeentia, and Jeff P. for all the hard work and patience they provided me in creating this new site.

I’ve been away for a while. I hit that proverbial wall, and I stopped writing. After twenty-three stories, I felt there wasn’t much more to say. However, I hope this new site will motivate me to begin writing again. I really enjoy interacting with my readers.

I want to thank those of you who have been with me and supported me since I posted the first chapter of Apple of Her Eye. TMJ has two million visitors in fifteen years, and you have been the best readers any writer could ever hope for. Your kind emails and words of encouragement have meant more to me than you will ever know. Many of you have become great friends. We’ve shared a lot of wonderful times. Please don’t give up on me. I’m here if you ever need me.

Sit back, relax and enjoy my stories. If you find something you like, please write.  You can email me at:  ronyx@themustardjar.com