After the Rain

Ronan stood at his bedroom, looking out. It was hard to tell there had been a thunderstorm if it weren't for the wet spots here and there. The sun was shining, giving the place a clean and pristine feel. The day promised to be a beautiful one. He hadn't slept well, though and felt tired …

A Wife for Prince Amir

The prince of Kabari was young and handsome. He was sought after by every rich family for their daughters. He had his pick of beautiful women. There were banquets, balls, all sorts of occasions orchestrated by his family for him to meet women with the hope that one of them would be his betrothed but …

Where are the Girls?

“If abortion is about women’s rights,” asked abortion survivor Gianna Jessen at a 2015 House Judiciary Committee Hearing, “then what were mine?”Source: Hillsdale Collegian Photo by SHAHBAZ AKRAM on Pexels.com Can you imagine that China has has 30 million more men than women? This staggering statement was made by Chinese journalist and author of One Child, Mei Fong …

Lizbeth

He was a happily married man, a devoted husband and a proud father of two very lovely daughters until he met her...She was his Lolita, although she wasn't a prepubescent girl like the character in the novel. However, he was old enough to be her father. In fact, she was the same age as Meghan, …

Huldah

She was a married prophetess who lived in Jerusalem, in the Second Quarter. It lay in an angle formed by the W wall of the Temple and the ancient N Wall of the city, and was later included within the wall built by Nehemiah (Bible Gateway). We don't know anything about her husband except that …

Not Ally’s Dad

It was the worst day in my life--finding out that Ally wasn't my biological daughter. The first time I held her in my arms, my heart belonged to her and I honestly believed that she was mine. For some reason, though, maybe it was her intuition, but my mother advised me to get a DNA …

You Matter

All my life I saw myself the way others did.  I was insignificant.  I didn’t matter.  I was unloved.  I was neglected, ignored, mistreated and devalued.  Why?  I was a girl.  In some cultures, being a girl was an undesirable thing.  People didn’t want daughters.  They wanted sons.  My parents were no different.  When I …

Cool Dads

Nostalgia always creeps up on me whenever I see my husband and our daughters watching movies.  I think about the times I used to sit on the sofa with my Dad, eating popcorn.  The really neat thing about him is he didn't mind watching kid movies with lots of singing with me.  We used to …

What if it’s another girl?

"What's the matter, Aditi?" Bavishni asked her friend.  They were sitting on the verandah watching little Jaafar run barefoot about the yard. Aditi sighed.  "I'm pregnant," she announced. "Pregnant?"  Bavishni got up and hugged her.  "Congratulations!" "Thanks." "You don't seem happy that you're pregnant." "What if it's another girl?" "So what?" "You can say that …

A Failed Plan

The young ladies were all in a tizzy because Mr. Edmond McFadyen was joining them for dinner that evening.  Mr. Burrows had taken the liberty to extend the long overdue invitation when he had the pleasure of bumping into the young man at the gentlemen's club that morning. Ever since the McFadyens had moved into …

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