The Letters

Her eyes went straight to the desk where she expected to see it and there it was.  Heart thudding, she walked into the classroom and picking it up, she examined it.  It was the same long, plain white envelope with her name written neatly on the front.  She got one every Thursday since the beginning …

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I do but you don’t!

What should you do if you want to get married but your man doesn't? Well, the first thing you do is to have a candid talk with him and find out why he doesn't want to get married.  Elite Daily shares the following reasons why some men don't want to get married or are hesitant …

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A New Relationship

Paulette walked into Antonio's office to place some files on his desk.  He wasn't there.  It was half-past eight.  He usually got in around eight forty-five.  She went over to the windows and looked out at the bustling city below.  Five years ago, fresh out of university, she had stood there on the sidewalk staring …

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The Joys of Motherhood

Surreal is finding out that I was pregnant. Feeling a life grow inside me. Having a textbook pregnancy, thanks to God. The contractions that kept me from sleeping.   Surreal is when the moment I have been waiting for finally arrives.  And no amount of dreaming and anticipating could prepare me for that breathtaking moment …

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The Funeral

It was a gloomy day with intermittent spurts of rain.  It was as if nature itself was mourning the loss of a great woman.  Tracy was not surprised at the large turnout. The church was packed as many came to pay their respects and pay homage to Mrs. Gladys Townsend, the dear lady whom she …

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Illusive Love

Broken heart, broken dreams Tired of casual relationships. Walking through life, looking for that love that seemed so elusive.  It shimmered in the distance like a mirage but disappeared as she got closer.   It was the love she read about in books.  The love she longed to experience but it was beyond her grasp. …

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Motherhood

Dirty pampers.  Waking up at all hours to feed. Stressful days.  Fitful sleep.  The need for adult conversation.  Relief when Dad comes home and takes over.  You have time for yourself now.  You savor the moment.  You get to do what you want to do.   But you don't want her to grow up too fast. …

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A Second Chance

Natalie stood on the deck watching the Mediterranean Sea. It was a beautiful morning and it was the first day at sea.  She was on her second honeymoon.  For twenty-five years she was married to her first husband, Richard, a truly wonderful man.  They had started out as friends and then their relationship developed into something they hadn’t …

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Shackles

As she read the two volume autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, she was reminded of how fortunate she was.  She was a black, educated woman who was able to go to the university of her choice and become what she had always dreamed of.   She and her parents left the West Indies for a better life in America.   Her …

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Academic Streaming

"University isn't the place for you.  You're better off taking applied courses.  I can recommend some and where you can go to do them." When Carol heard these words, she felt as though her guidance counselor had picked her up and tossed her into the sea, leaving her adrift in the waves of emotions of disbelief …

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