Mr. Wharton Drives Layne to Heathrow

It was time to go to the airport and Mr. Wharton was waiting outside of Layne's flat. He had offered to give him a lift and after protesting at first, Layne accepted. He would have preferred to take a taxi because he always felt guilty when he was around his father. And ending his ended …

Sports, University & Christmas

"That was a fantastic game," Ede said. "I mean look at the way those guys were all over the field and how they...." Her eyes were dancing as she talked. Hank wondered if she had any idea of how beautiful she looked at that moment. They were back at the community center. He had another …

Thankful…For What?

Getty Image It's Thanksgiving. What do I got to be thankful for? Another year of abuse from a man who's no good? Should I be thankful that I lost another baby cause he knocked me about and that child going to see its father beat its mother like other kids do? Should I be thankful …

Tough Times

Photo by Roger Bultot "How's it going, Joni?" Radica asked me as we stood outside of the antique shop. I look at her.  How would she react if I were to tell her that in exchange for free rent I’m having sex with my landlord?  I’ve no choice.  I’m a single mother.  I can’t lose …

Oh, Brother!

"Freya, how long are you going to continue believing in the pretends?" he demanded. "Aren't you sick and tired of being fooled by guys who aren't what they seem? I thought you had more sense than this." "How was I to know that he wasn't a student at the university? I have seen him on …

Avianna’s Interview

"Good evening and welcome to Insight Weekly. I'm your host, Bill Whitaker. This evening, I have a very special guest here with me. She recently won a humanitarian award for her work in Africa. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including CNN and BBC and in several magazines. She recently made TIME's list of …

Hard Times

He had no use for people.  As far as he was concerned they were worthless beings.  They were greedy, selfish, heartless, devious, dishonest and treacherous.  They were backbiters and haters.   He once had lots of friends.  That was when he was rolling in money.  Foolishly, he was extravagant with his wealth and his favors.  Whenever …

The Young Widow

I knelt in the cemetery, my heart heavy with grief and sorrow.  My beloved had departed a fortnight ago, leaving me inconsolable.  Tears streamed down my face as I lifted my gaze heavenward and asked the Lord why He’d seen it fit to rob me of my happiness.  Why had He taken my Edgar away …

What is Lacking

The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” - Matthew 19:20 All week I got this nagging sense that God was trying to tell me something.  I have been racking my brains trying to figure out what it is.  Finally, I decided to …

Amos’ Story

People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes - Sheila McKechnie  My name is Amos.  I became homeless because an untreated bipolar disorder.  I lost my job and ended up on the streets.  I was afraid to go to a shelter because I heard so many stories of how dangerous …

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