Mahsa Amini

Masha Amini was in Tehran when she was arrested. Her brother was told that she would be taken to the detention center to undergo a "briefing class" and released in an hour. Two hours later, Masha had a heart attack and a brain seizure. She died two days later. Her brother noticed bruises on her …

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A Young Queen’s Promise

On her 21st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II solemnly vowed, "my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong." With God's help, the longest reigning monarch never reneged on her promise. 49 Words Photo Courtesy of Cultura …

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Father Morelli

Image by Pexels "Hello, Father Morelli." He turned. "Hello, Genet." "It feels really strange calling you Father Morelli instead of Bobby." "It took me a while to get used to it too." "Do you like being a priest?" "Very much. I'm serving God and helping people." "How did your ex, Carla react?" "Very shocked but …

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Celebrating Ten Years

To celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary, Asif and I are on a Halal trip. We're visiting the Alcazar of Seville, the oldest palace in Europe and the most beautiful in Spain. Castilian Christians built it on a residential fortress for the Christian king Peter of Castile. The gardens are breathtaking. The only downside is that there …

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Dushan’s Gift

"How are you enjoying our time in Rome?" Dushan asked Chioma. "I love it. It's a captivating city with dazzling fountains." "Speaking of dazzling, here's something I bought for you." Her eyes widened when she saw the bracelet. "It's exquisite!" "It's the Rose gold bracelet." After helping her put it on, they kissed. 53 Words …

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His Life

What a miserable year this has been, he fumed. His girlfriend dumped him when she discovered that he'd been sleeping with her best friend. He got passed over for a promotion. And his one night stand with his co-worker, Jada had resulted in an unwanted pregnancy. 46 Words Photo by cottonbro on This was …

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A Painful Realization

"She'll return," he said to himself. "She always does." After ten years had passed and he realized that she was never coming back, he broke down and cried like a baby. 31 Words Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

My Brother’s Keeper

Cain, a farmer and his younger brother, Abel, a shepherd each presented an offering to God. God accepted Abel's gift of the best of his flock but He rejected Cain's offering of the fruits from the ground. God promised the angry, dejected Cain that if he did right, He would accept him but, Cain, later …

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Our Salvation

Despite the brevity of His precious life, Jesus Christ accomplished our salvation. 12 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Madeline’s Musings

As the sunlight began to wane, I stood there, my senses stimulated by the most picturesque view I have ever beheld. If I play my cards right, I shall be the next mistress of Brighton Hall. I suppose Ambrose is a very agreeable man but, if only his brother, Fitzwilliam were the heir instead. 54 …

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