The Big Day

It was finally here. Graduation. Clive's parents and older brother, Harry were there, fussing over Clive, taking pictures and videos. Clive was excited too. His eyes scanned the sea of faces for Rose. He saw her standing some distance away talking to another graduate and her family. He couldn't wait to show her the letter …

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Ashamed

We have been seeing each other under the quiet. Holding hands when no one is around. Kissing in a dark corner so no one could see us. Avoid going to restaurants or places where we might run into his friends or heaven forbid, his family. I haven't been to his place since his mother showed …

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At the Wedding

It's Saturday and I'm getting ready for the wedding. My face is all made up. I must admit that it looks good. Now, I just have to put on my outfit. It's a deep red sari. Rhia helped me to pick it out at an Indian bazaar. "When it comes to Indian weddings you can …

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Abeke’s Story

"I have something to tell you." "What is it? You know you can tell me anything. Nothing you say would change the way I feel about you." We sat facing each other and holding hands. Her fingers gripped mine tightly as she shared a chapter in her past with me. "You know that I was …

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Playing it Safe

After my husband died six years ago and our son, Leon moved out, I had to sell our house and find an apartment.  Leon’s now living in Atlanta with his family.  They have encouraged me to move in with them but I think I should.  For the first time in my life, I feel completely …

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Keziah’s Story

Jill was my best friend.  We grew up together.  We used to like the same books, movies and boys.  And when the boy we liked at a particular time liked one of us more, there were not hard feelings.  We were happy for each other.  So, when she met and fell in love with Greg, …

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Love a Second Time Around

I wasn't married but I was pregnant.  It happened when my boyfriend and I got frisky and ended up in bed.  I felt guilty afterwards because I was supposed to be a Christian.  I was raised in a strict Baptist family and having sex or getting pregnant before marriage was a no no.  So, to …

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Janco’s Story (Part Two)

Five years have passed since I took Nasha to the shelter for street children.  A lot has happened within that time.  I'm still handing out tracts but now I'm a Youth leader in my church.  My Mother is back home and she hasn't touch a drink since she checked into the Drug and Alcohol Rehab …

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Francis Finds Love and Faith

"Why haven't you been by the house?  Are they working you too hard?  When is the last time you went to confession?  When are you going to settle down and get married?"  Mrs. De Vries demanded as her son, Francis walked out of the courthouse and into the late afternoon sunshine.  It had been a …

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Shades of Love

For the first time in his life, Maxwell was in love. The problem was--his family wouldn't approve.  Why?  The object of his affection was a very dark skinned Nigerian woman.  He was a light skinned black man with blue eyes whose parents were light skinned blacks from Barbados.  He always had a weakness for dark …

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