Anele and Hasani

I'm a young South African Muslim woman in my last year at the University of Cape Town. I'm studying. It was there that I met Hasani, a South African Indian Muslim. The first time I saw him, I was standing in the hallway, waiting for my friend, Mandisa. He was with a friend, an African …

Apartment Hunting

Although it was Saturday, they agreed to meet in the alley behind his office building. This time Olivia was waiting for him. He smiled as he approached her. They were going to see the few flats from the first listing. He was anxious to see them and hoped that he would find something as soon …

The Politician’s No-Brainer

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda Before leaving for a press conference, he met his secretary, Shondra in the garden. “Thanks for the tulips,” she said. “You’re welcome.  They’re from Hannah and me.” “Please thank her for me.” “I will.  Any plans for tonight?” “No.  It’s going to be a quiet birthday.” “Maybe we could celebrate …

Ketanji Brown Jackson

Photo by Los Angeles Times "I am standing here today by the grace of God as testament to the love and support that I've received from my family." Ketanji Brown Jackson recently made history when President Biden nominated her for Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin …

Out of the Bag

He hated cats, especially this one hiding among his books.  Millicent adopted it because she felt sorry for it.  She liked to rescue things and help people.  She was so good, it nauseated him.  Everyone said that he was lucky to have such a devoted wife but he didn’t think so.  If it weren’t for …

With A Little Help…

"How many more photo shoots do I have to do?" Shaelyn asked Gilles when they were finished. "Don't you like doing them?" "I don't because I'm not a model and I feel so self-conscious." "Have you told Ryker this?" "Yes, several times but you know Ryker. Once he has made up his mind..." "Yes. And …

Brody Visits Professor Warren

It was lunch time and Professor was on his way to his office when Brody Harper approached him. He was surprised to see him. "Hello, Brody." "Hello, Professor Warren." They shook hands. "Congratulations on your career as a lawyer." "Thank you." "Are you here to see your mother?" "Actually, I'm here to see you. I …

Brody Learns About Kalisha

"Brody, there's something I need to tell you," Marianna told her son when she went to see him. They were standing in front of the courthouse. She had called him that morning to tell him that she needed to see him and he asked her to meet him there. "What is it, Mother?" he asked. …

Sjögren’s syndrome

In 2011, tennis star Venus Williams was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, a long-term autoimmune disease in which the moisture-producing glands of the body are affected. This results primarily in the development of a dry mouth and dry eyes.  Other symptoms can include dry skin, a chronic cough, vaginal dryness, numbness in the arms and legs, feeling tired, muscle and joint pains, and thyroid problems. Thankfully, Venus’ career did not come to an …

Devoted Service

Although the appointment was temporary, Katherine Battle Gordy made history when she became the first woman to be U.S. Marshal.  Her entire career was with the Marshals Service where for 16 years, she served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. 39 Words Source: U.S. Marshals Service

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