Greatly Mistaken

Photo by Jennifer Pendergast "Did you have a good weekend with Daddy?" Gina asked Cameron as he played happily with his Legos. “Yes, Mommy.” “What did you two do?” "We watched movies and played games.” “Fun weekend, huh.” “Yes. Auntie Kira’s going to have a baby.” Gina stared at him.  "She is?” “Yes.  That’s what …

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Vidhya’s Story

As I watch my daughter playing in the back yard, I think of my sister, Indrani. Twenty years ago, we were forced into marriage when we were teenagers.  My husband was twice my age but years later, I was able to divorce him.  Indrani wasn’t so lucky.  She was murdered in an honor killing for …

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The Ex

"I've been away on business before and you've never acted like this. What's so different about this time?" "I'm acting like this because you're going to Detroit." "That's where the convention is taking place." "How convenient!" "What do you mean by that?" "Detroit is where your ex-wife is." "Yes, so?" "Are you going to see …

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Matt Talks to His Parents

Mr. and Mrs. Tremblay were looking through the photo album. They chuckled when they came across the one of them riding their bikes. Joel had taken it three years ago when he and Kira had visited them. The four of them had gone riding. It was a beautiful day in May. The weather had just …

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No Longer Amish

I screamed but no one heard me. They couldn't. My screams were silent--inside. I screamed because my husband dragged me across the floor over to the bed where he raped me. He had raped me before. The first time he did, I got pregnant but miscarried. When I told my parents about the first rape, …

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On Thin Ice

Photo by Jennifer Pendergast “You’re skating on thin ice,” Louisa told her friend, Alice.  “Alastair is bound to find out sooner or later.” “He won’t, not as long as Jonathan and I are very careful and we have been so far.” “I think what you’re doing is terrible.  Alastair loves you.” “Alastair doesn’t love me.  …

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Matt’s Canada Day

It was Canada Day. Usually, he spent it either with Gina and Cam or sometimes with the rest of the family but this year he decided that he was going to spend it alone. He would go for a ride and then, spend the rest of the day reading or watching television. When he felt …

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Felicity’s Visit

When he approached the manor, there was a car which he didn't recognize parked in the gravel driveway. He got out of his Porsche and parked it. As he walked towards the other car, the door opened and Felicity stepped out. His heart sank. What on earth was she doing there? She was dressed in …

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Matt and Melania Dance

He watched as his parents danced to their favorite song, Moondust and Magic. They looked so happy and still very much in love after all these years of marriage. Growing up, he had never seen them cross with each other or heard them exchange angry words. Their marriage was the kind he had aspired to …

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Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

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