Meeting Nata

Nata was sitting in the restaurant, waiting for Micah. He had asked her to have lunch with his uncle and him. "I hope you don't mind," he told her. "He's a Christian like you and very much into missionary work like Daniel." "No, I don't mind. I'd like to meet him." "Good. We'll meet you …

NYU, Salomone & Dinner with the Levinskys

Today was Friday and the end of my first week of my final year at high school. I will be graduating next June and in hopefully, in September I will be attending New York University. My best friend, Daniella hopes to going there too. Initially, I had considered Howard University but Daniella and her parents …

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 …

Saadiya’s Story

I'm not pretty although I've had some people say that I have flawless skin. Some even compliment on my complexion, saying that it looks like rich, dark chocolate. I've been told that I have nice eyes and an attractive smile yet, most of these same people were shocked when they found out that Faraz had …

Mrs. Lopez Visits Angie

Angie was lying on the sofa when the doorbell rang. She quickly got up, ran into the room and stuffed the pillow under her blouse. Then, she walked slowly to the door. She peered through the keyhole. It was her mother. "Hello, Mama," she greeted her when she opened the door. Mrs. Lopez stepped into …

University, Summer Job & Birthday Plans

"So, you've decided then that you're going to move out at the end of summer?" Gideon asked Chelsey. It was a Saturday afternoon and they were in the conservatory. She had just told him that instead of commuting every week to Oxford, she would just live on the campus. She didn't mention that she had …

Father Kiesler’s Visit & The Fish Market

Months had passed since the horrific ordeal at St. Albertus Magnus and since Father Kiesler had been hospitalized. He was back at the rectory and had returned to his duties. They saw each other on Saturdays when he visited Mrs. Wiesenthal and during the week when she was on campus but it wasn't enough. They …

Breaking Up…For Now

Image by Rachel Claire, Pexels He stood outside the apartment building where she lived with her older sister. After agonizing over it for weeks, he had finally decided that it would be best for them not to see each other anymore. It had been foolish of him, a professor, to become romantically involved with one …

Ringing in the New Year

It was New Year's Eve and Dushan and Chioma were at his friend's party. It was after ten and the party was in full swing. His friend, Jeffrey and his long time girlfriend, Lynn lived in an industrial style loft three bedroom apartment in Camden. It was modern and beautifully decorated for the holidays. A …

The Remarkable Jane Bolin

I’m Jane Bolin and I’m proud to say that I’ve made history.  In 1931, I became the first Black woman to graduate from Yale Law School.  And on July 22, 1939, I was sworn in as a judge in New York City and served for the next 40 years. Getting there wasn’t easy.  My father …

%d bloggers like this: