Ridge

He liked to come to this spot and swim. It was secluded and just a half hour drive from his condo. It was a hot but cloudy day. The sun stayed behind the clouds most of the time. He had come here after leaving the gym. It was the last Saturday in January. He thought …

It Was All A Lie

Getty Image I stood there watching him and his family flanked by bodyguards. They looked like the perfect couple but it was all a lie. His wife, Hannah suspected that he was having an affair but she didn't know who the other woman was. Whenever we were together in public, no one suspected anything. By …

My Two Dates with Anwar

School is out and I'm on my way home when Anwar walks up to me. My heart begins to pound and I can barely hide my excitement. The cutest guy in the entire school is standing right here in front of me. "Hi Rosalie." I smile shyly. "Hi Anwar." "Are you going to the Christmas …

I’m Ready

It was Sunday evening. I was on my way to meet Janelle. I was looking forward to seeing her again. Since meeting her at the pub last night, she has been on my mind constantly. This morning, I called my mother and told her about going to the pub and meeting Janelle. "I'm so relieved …

Josee and Ariel

She was relaxing on the sofa, waiting for him to come home.  As as soon as her class ended, she left the university campus. She took  the bus to the condo building where they lived.  She did her homework and or studied for exams in the study for about two hours.  By the time she …

Escape

  I ran through the forest.  The night was at my heels like a pack of dogs at ma skirts.  It goin' be dark soon. I’m supposin’ to meet Joe, a free negro who’s goin' to help me escape to the North. Afraid of gettin’ lost, I run faster and stumble.  I fall and cry …

The Retreat

She stood there admiring the bright yellow mixed in with flaming orange and red leaves on the trees as they dotted the green landscape and stood proudly over the still water of the lake, seeming to admire their reflections.  It reminded her of a giant water color painting.  It was so peaceful there.  Coming to …

Harvard

She noticed him during her second year at Harvard.  He was standing outside the entrance talking to a pretty brunette.  She was probably his girlfriend.   Daphne had to pass them to go inside. As she went up the steps, she saw him turn his head and their eyes met.  She expected him to look away …

Summer in Surrey

It was summer and Diane was spending it in Surrey with Maggie, her friend from university.  Maggie’s parents had gone to Florida for their vacation but her brother, Rupert remained at the mansion.  The first time Diane and he met, it was quite by accident. It was on the morning after she arrived from London.  …

Zora Neale Hurston

Dubbed "America's favorite black conservative" and "Genius of the South", Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.  She is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.  Zora was born on January 7, 1891.  She was was the fifth of eight children.  …

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