Coffee?

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields As she approached his table, hatred rose in her throat like bile.  He was responsible for Dabuku’s death.  He knew that her husband had respiratory problems yet he put him on the concourse anyway.  Dabuku and another worker were working on the concourse at Victoria Station in London when …

Guilt and Regret

Photo by Arsham Haghani from Pexels He's dead. My brother is dead because he wore a yellow bandanna. The police officer shot him because he thought he was a member of the Amarillos. I saw it with my own eyes. I saw when it happened. I saw him shoot my brother in cold blood even …

To Vote or Not to Vote

Heather sat at the table, still reeling from what just happened.  One minute Linda and she were sitting in a cafe, having coffee, got to talking about the elections and then she got up and walked out after a heated argument ensued.  Heather had never been so humiliated in her life.  This was one of …

Come Clean

How long will you continue to live in denial? How long will you pretend that you love your husband when you can’t even stand to have him touch you? How long will you be able to hide your dislike and disgust for him? How long will you tell your lover that you will leave your …

David/Rooted #writephoto

This was the tree where David and I met after school.  He was the sweetest boy I ever knew and I always imagined that one day we would get married and have lots of children.  It never occurred to me that laws would soon be put in place to make relationships such as ours illegal. …

Embittered

She sat at the window looking down at the playground where she used to go with her kids until that fateful afternoon when she was shot trying to hustle them away after learning that there was an armed suspect in the vicinity.  Her fingers gripped the handles of her wheelchair as hatred welled up inside …

The Enemy

He watched them in bed together, his wife and the German soldier. Hatred rose in his throat like bile. He’d suspected that something was going on between them but didn't want to believe it. He noticed that she slipped out of bed when she thought he was sleeping and returned hours later. One night, after …

The Great Divide

A grainy photo of a child, a beloved grandmother. Survivor of the Holocaust. Deceased.  God spared her from witnessing the hatred that has gripped the nation-- the country that she had called home for so many years.   It was the same kind of hate which had invaded, occupied her country and imprisoned her and over 400,000 Jews in the …

Not Love

It was lust not love that make Amnon sick. He lusted after his half-sister Tamar who was very beautiful and a virgin.  It seemed hopeless for him to do anything about his lust for her.  After finding out what was troubling him, Amnon's friend came up with an idea. idea.  He advised Amnon to:  “Lie …

Ruth’s Story

One of my favorite Biblical characters is Jethro.  He was a wise man, loving father and friend.  He had seven daughters and never once did he ever make them feel unloved or unwanted.  Not so, with Ruth.  Ruth is a young Asian woman who lives in a world where being a girl can stir hatred, …

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