ByRion Amilcar Scott

Rion Amilcar Scott has contributed to PANK, The Rumpus, Fiction International, The Washington City Paper and The Toast, among others. He was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and earned an MFA at George Mason University. Presently, he teaches English at Bowie State University.

  1. Rion Amilcar Scott's previous work for The Toast can be found here. This is his first post for The Butter. Robert Sylvester Kelly—more commonly known to the public as R. Kelly—has been celebrated most of his adult life as an innovative R&B singer, songwriter and producer. His songs have topped charts and he’s been tapped to write and produce for music royalty such as Michael Jackson, Ronald Isley and Celine Dion. Sadly though, a…

  2. Rion Amilcar Scott last shared some thoughts on YOLO. 1. Confess all of your unpardonable sins to your significant other. While he or she cries, say: "This is no April Fools joke." 2. Wait until your significant other leaves for work. Pack your things. Move out. Never return. 3. Show up to your wedding wearing a black wedding dress. Make sure the veil is so dark that not even a hint of your face…

  3. If it’s true that you only live once, why waste even a second of your time saying, YOLO?

    * For those who believe in reincarnation—the Hindus, the Buddhists, etc.—YOLO is, at best, a delusion, at worst, a blasphemous lie. Because of this, believers in reincarnation often say “No YOLO” after making a comment that could be construed as believing this life is the all there is. Example: "I want to experience all