Coming Clean with Aunt Savitri

I was back in my flat, relaxing on the sofa, after spending most of the day in Shoreditch. Instead of either one of us driving, we took the tube. Shoreditch was very arty with fashionable clubs and bars. It had vintage and design shops which Sarika enjoyed popping into. She picked up a few items …

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From Slave to Bishop

Who was Richard Allen?  He was America’s first black bishop.  He was born to parents who were slaves. Soon after the family was sold to a Delaware farmer.  Richard faced racism, cruelty and inequality.  He wasn’t educated and anything he wanted to undertake he needed his master’s permission.  His master, in order to pay his …

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Behind These Walls…

Photo of Château de Saulxures - Wikipedia It sat there, languishing, the beautiful chateau, which used to be bustling with life. It was the place where everybody who was anybody went. Many extravagant parties were thrown there. The owner, Jean Monet and his lovely wife, Margot who left their vineyard in Bordeaux to move to …

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Poetic Justice?

Photo by Brenda Cox French writer, Philippe Gautier once lived in the building behind the merry-go-round.  A handsome and conceited man, he believed that women were created for his pleasure.  They all found him irresistible, except Sophie.  Sophie sang at the pub he frequented.  Enchanted by her, he turned on the charm but she spurned …

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Guilt and Regret

Photo by Arsham Haghani from Pexels He's dead. My brother is dead because he wore a yellow bandanna. The police officer shot him because he thought he was a member of the Amarillos. I saw it with my own eyes. I saw when it happened. I saw him shoot my brother in cold blood even …

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The Confession

"Darius, I want you to be honest with me, no matter how painful it's going to be for both of us." He tried to appear calm but his heart was racing. The moment he dreaded was here. "All right." "Did you go to the beach this morning?" "Yes." "Were you alone?" "Yes." "Are you having …

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Janco’s Story (Part One)

I'm a Literature Evangelist and youth leader in my church.  I'm on fire for the Lord so I leave tracts on buses, trains, taxis, the waiting rooms of doctors, dentists, on sidewalks, streets--yes, I drop them as I walk.  Sometimes I would stand on the sidewalk and hand them out to people as they walk …

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Free/Pillars #writephoto

"Mr.  Johnson, how does it feel to be a free man after spending twenty-five years in jail?" a reporter asked Leroy Johnson as he stood in front of the courthouse with its massive pillars.  His mother was beside him. He looked around at the sea of reporters with their mikes shoved in his face and …

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Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, a day many Christians observe.  It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.  It was the day Jesus was brought before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate who after examining Him, declared that he found Him not guilty of anything deserving of death.  When Pilate learned that Jesus …

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