Aunt Savitri Calling it As She Sees It

"Would you like a cup of tea, Trishan?" Aunt Savitri asked me. "No, thanks." As usual, I was sitting at the table. The bowl of Indian rice pudding sat untouched in front of me. I stared out of the windows in front of me but I wasn't seeing what was there. My mind was elsewhere. …

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Bobby

“Carla, why do you keep going to the window?  Are you expecting someone?” “Yes.  Bobby.” “Bobby?  You mean the guy you’re supposed to be dating but who hasn’t been around to see you lately?” “Maybe he’s busy.” “Busy doing what?” “What do you have against him, Sophia?” “Nothing but I’m concerned that he doesn’t intend …

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VP Kamala Harris’ Message

For over 30 years, Futures Without Violence has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns which empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. It is a health and social justice nonprofit and its mission is to "heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and …

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At the Pub With Boris

Tulia was waiting in the lobby for Boris when he got there. She smiled when she saw him. "Hi." "Hi." He held the door open for her and they stepped went outside into the crisp night air. The pub was a ten minute walk from where they lived. It was as lively as usual. They …

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Putting Things Right

A genuine genius and philanthropist, Sir Alfred Beechworth spent his life using a fraction of a fortune he had inherited to rectify the wrongs which generations of his family had committed against the common people. 35 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here and posted for September …

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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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A Sobering Lesson

She fluffed the pillows and then reached for the mystery novel she bought yesterday, feeling nice and snug under the thick, downy comforter while it flurried outside.  Just as she opened the book and began reading, the doorbell rang.  At first she ignored it, thinking that someone had made a mistake.  It happened sometimes.  When …

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Keeping Up Appearances

They had been together for twenty years.  The first ten had been relatively happy but after the loss of their child, their marriage started to crumble.  They went for counseling and things improved but only for a while.  They tried unsuccessfully to have other children.  They thought of adopting but decided not to.  The wait …

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