Shanice’s Story

I'm an African American Muslim high-school graduate who met and fell in love with an Iranian man. My brother, Faizan works for him. He is a wealthy man who has a home and business here in San Diego. He also has a home in Mahmoodiyeh, an affluent residential area in Tehran. He was unmarried which surprised me because …

Matt Rebukes Gina

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon and Matt was on the sofa reading a book on The Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy line of aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines. The book was a Christmas present from Joel and Kira. It was a perfect choice because he was interested in transport aircraft and the history …

Love in the Afternoon

"It's good to be home," Joel said as they let themselves into their condo unit. "I don't think I could eat anything else for the rest of the day." It was just after 3pm on Saturday (Sabbath) afternoon and they were now coming home from having lunch with another couple after church. "It was sweet …

Bertina’s Discovery

It was Friday afternoon and school was over. After grabbing her coat from her locker, Bertina was walking down the corridor towards the front doors of the building when her cousin, Anaya called her on her cell. "Hello, Anaya." "Hello, Bertina. I went to the Olivier Awards at the London Palladium on Saturday?" "How was …

Salome and Aslan

We are on our honeymoon. I still can't believe it. We met last year in my senior year when he came to my school to talk about the flying future. He was a Chinese-American businessman, the CEO of a large and prestigious company which I thought was pretty cool for a guy who was only …

Not Giving Up

"Gina and Matt are expecting again," Kira told Joel. "Really? How did you find out?" "Gina called me at the office this morning." "You look upset, Honey. What did she say to you?" "After I congratulated her. She asked me about us. I told her that we were trying and she said that we can …

Gladys Rebukes Derrick

It was around six-fifteen when Amelie and Derrick walked down the flight of stairs from their flat to drive over to the Italian restaurant in Piccadilly square. They were meeting his sister, Gladys for dinner. Her treat. They got there ten minutes before seven and as they waited, Amelie looked at her husband, her expression …

The Determined Teacher

There has been only a marginal improvement in Timid Tom’s reading and writing abilities.  However, with great determination and unwavering faith in her pupil, his English teacher continues to help him. 31 Words Getty Image This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here. This was also posted for January …

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