Lunch, the World Cup, Admirers & Surrey Hills

A week ago, Gideon was on his way to Oxford to pick up Chelsey and bring her back to London. He had called her yesterday after he finished watching the third place play-off match of the World Cup. When she answered, he asked, "How would you like to watch the World Cup Quarter Finals between …

The New Secret Room

Father Kiesler had decided that he was going to spend Christmas with his parents and that he was going to take Monifa with him. He called his mother at lunch time that morning to tell her. She sounded happy and told him that she and the rest of the family couldn't wait to see him. …

Teona and Vance

It was Friday afternoon and he was going home at a reasonable hour for the first time in weeks. He was looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend. He stepped out into the bright sunshine. The sun felt good on his face. Usually, it was dark when he left the office. Some times he …

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 …

Teaching, Playwrights and Burgers

He reached the plank and emerged from the water. As he hoisted himself out of the water, with his hands flattened on the wood, he turned his head towards her direction. She could tell that he was looking at her. Her heart began to pound like crazy. Should she leave now before he got completely …

Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

Rehema’s Visitor

Rehema sat there on the floor with her knees drawn and her hands clasped around them, staring straight ahead of her. It had been weeks since Trishan visited her and she told him about her past. She would never forget the expression on his face when she finished her story and just before he said …

Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

No Education Leads to Risk of Child Marriage

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com On March 23, 2022, the first school year here in Afghanistan, I was excited about returning and eagerly looked forward to seeing my classmates and teachers again. I along with other students showed up bright and early only to find the doors closed and armed Taliban guards. My heart sank. …

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 …

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