Chioma’s Talitha Kum Interview

istock Image Yesterday when Dushan and she returned to the hotel after they visited Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and Scala Sancta, she got a call from someone from Talitha Kum saying that her interview was with Sister Frances. She couldn't speak to any of the former trafficking victims but one of the nuns …

Rehema’s Story

Getty's Image I was sitting in my room thinking how lucky I was to be here in London. It seemed like just the other day when my world had turned upside down. I left my home in Kenya when a woman whom I thought was my friend told me about a job at Pathfinder International, …

Pike’s Purchase

Passenger Angus Pike stood on the deck of the Unicorn, his blue eyes scanning the horizon.  All around him the sea stretched out endlessly.  It lapped against the capricious vessel as it headed to Liverpool. Below, in his cabin, cowering, was the young slave woman who was to be his wife’s maid and his lover. …

Reckless

Amy Hester "Hetty" Reckless had the temerity to say that she had been emancipated by her previous owner when she and her daughter fled to Philadelphia in 1826.   As she boarded the stagecoach like everybody else, she resolved not to return because Colonel Johnson’s second wife had knocked out her front teeth with a broomstick …

Fenced In

I’s in the ramshackle cabin, waitin’ for the Master.  We meet there every night.  It’s far from the big house and nobody can hear us makin’ noises when we havin’ sex.  I don’t like givin’ ma self to a man I ain’t married to ‘cause the minister says that anyone who has sex and they …

Solange’s Story

My name is Solange. I'm a slave living and working on a sugar plantation in Jamaica owned by an unmarried Englishman who moved to the island a year ago with his widowed sister. I was dark so I worked in the field. Only the fair-skinned slaves worked in the great house. I remember the first …

Celia

Celia confessed that she was possessed when she struck her Master.  11 Words This is a true story. Scene from the play, Celia, A Slave This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Zala

It was here in the thicket of trees shaded from the bright light which resembled a stage with a spotlight that he found me. The next thing I knew I was staring up at a ceiling. I realized that I was in a strange bed in a strange room. I tried to sit up but …

Star-crossed Lovers

"Oh, Joseph, I love you so much." "I love you too, Miss Louisa." "I wish we could run away together. I hate living on this awful plantation." "We can't run way, Miss Louisa. They'd kill me 'cause I run way with a White woman." "I won't let them hurt you, Joseph. I'd rather die first." …

Up in Flames

JT told her not to go to the cabin again but she went any way. Soon after, he left the house on the day of his return from his business trip, she followed him. She was careful to keep her distance. He was walking briskly as if he couldn't wait to get there. She stopped …

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