V Lyric Parker
V Lyric Parker began her writing career as a performance poet and rapper in the 90s. She appeared at various venues and on local radio stations in her native Atlanta, GA, immediately becoming an audience favorite. In 2001, she self-published an earlier version of The Darkest Gray under the title Who Has Lived My Life. She hopes to serve as an inspiration to others battling depression and to those who’ve survived childhood sexual abuse. The eldest of three siblings born to a single mother, the thirty-something author still resides in her hometown with son, Torrey, and daughter, Ciara.
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The Darkest Gray
by V Lyric Parker
A downward spiral of teenage promiscuity, an ever-growing emotional distance between her and her family, a string of abusive relationships, depression and a suicide attempt, which lands her in a mental institution, shatter Neka’s faith in God. Though her tribulations persist, she ultimately finds peace within and even makes peace with God—and dares to find her rainbow amidst the darkest gray.
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