For Hire

Photo by Claire Fuller “May I help you?” he asked. “Yes.  I’d like a job.” “Here?” “Yes.” “Why?” “I’m good at fixing cars.” “Where are you from?” “Nigeria.” “Why did you leave there to come here?” “More opportunities here.  I’d like to work here.” “Look, only men work here.” “I’d be the first woman.” “I …

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Her Godfather

It was early Monday morning and she was on her way to Reuel’s place.  She had a letter to deliver to him and she promised her boss, Mr. Fitzpatrick that she would drop it off before going into the office.  Her heartbeat accelerated at the thought of seeing Reuel.  It had been ages since they …

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The Photographer

He watched her, camera ready to take pictures.  She didn't seem to notice him as she stood there, alone, apart from the others, in the black off the shoulder dress and wearing what looked like tassel earrings.  He knew because his ex-girlfriend used to wear them too. He was supposed to be circulating around the …

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The Age Change

Gwyneth glanced up from sorting the colorful rolls of thread.  “You’re joking,” she said to her brother, Nolan. He glowered at her.  “I’m not,” he informed her crossly.  “If people can change their genders and their birth names, I don’t see why I can’t change my age.  I’m 65 years old but I look and …

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